A bill overhauling medical malpractice lawsuits in Florida was passed by the legislature on Wednesday, according to the Insurance Journal.
Targets Out of State Doctors
The bill’s primary target are doctors from other states that testify as expert witnesses in medical malpractice lawsuits in Florida courts. Under the new law, which Governor Rick Scott is expected to promptly sign, doctors from other states who wish to act as expert witnesses in medical malpractice cases litigated in Florida courts, must apply for a certificate which allows the State of Florida to subsequently discipline them if their testimony is found to be “deceptive or fraudulent”.
Another Bill Protects Some Doctors
Another bill passed by the Florida Legislature this week protects from malpractice lawsuits doctors that have teaching relationships with state universities, as well as doctors affiliated with the University of Miami.
Lawsuits Are Still Victim’s Only Effective Recourse
Our current pro-business legislature and governor continue to make it very difficult for victims of malpractice to get the compensation they deserve. Yet, despite the continued hurdles placed by our elected officials to prevent these victims of medical malpractice from getting the help they need, a law firm experienced in handling these cases continues to be their best hope for help.
If you or a loved one have been the victims of medical malpractice, you should immediately contact a law firm experienced in handling these cases. The Miami Dade County Medical Malpractice Law Offices of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano has throughout the years represented many clients involved in medical malpractice cases, traumatic brain injuries and serious personal injuries. Visit our website to learn more about our firm and contact us today for a free consultation.