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New Florida Medical Malpractice Laws

Florida now has newly enacted legislation pertaining to medical malpractice matters which became effective on October 1, 2011, and which applies to causes of action accruing on or after October 1, 2011.
a) FL ST 766.104, 106, 1065, 203, 205, 206
b) FL ST 766.1065(2011)
c) Notice of Intent
d) FL ST 766.102 and 458.3175
Birth Trauma: Litigating Medical Malpractice Cases in Numerous States

Ratzan Law Group, P.A. is currently litigating birth trauma cases throughout the country. The firm’s attorneys are licensed to practice law in Texas, Louisiana and Florida and are admitted pro hac vice in several others.

This article addresses some of the similarities, differences and challenges of litigating medical liability in various states

 

Summary of the Key Provisions of Florida Medical Malpractice Statutes

a) Presuit Notice/Records Request
b) Arbitration
c) Damage Caps
d) Expert Witness Rules
e) Bad Faith
f) NICA
g) No Joint and Several Liability
h) Wrongful Death Statute

 

Jury Instruction Samples

a) Medical Malpractice
b) Automobile
c) Tobacco

 

Verdict Form Samples

a) Medical Malpractice
b) Automobile
c) Tobacco
O.J. McDuffie vs. John W. Uribe, M.D.

Verdict Forms

O.J. McDuffie vs. John W. Uribe, M.D.

Plaintiff’s Notice of Filing Proposed Order on Plaintiff’s Motion for Entry of Final Judgment and Determination of Prejudgment Interest and Defendant’s Motion for Setoff and Proposed Final Judgment

O.J. McDuffie vs. John W. Uribe, M.D.

Order on Plaintiff’s Motion for Entry of Final Judgment and Determination of Prejudgment Interest

O.J. McDuffie vs. John W. Uribe, M.D.

Final Judgment

O.J. McDuffie vs. John W. Uribe, M.D.

Defendant’s Motion for Judgment in Accordance with Motions for Direct Verdict and Alternative Motion for New Trial

O.J. McDuffie vs. John W. Uribe, M.D.

Defendant’s Memorandum in Support of Motion for New Trial

O.J. McDuffie vs. John W. Uribe, M.D.

Plaintiff’s Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant’s Motion for Judgment in Accordance with Motions for Directed Verdict and Alternative Motion for New Trial

O.J. McDuffie vs. John W. Uribe, M.D.

Plaintiff’s Response to Defendant’s Notice of Filing of Supplemental Authority

O.J. McDuffie vs. John W. Uribe, M.D.

Order Granting Defendant’s Motion for New Trial

Susan and John Atkisson vs. United States of America

Federal Tort Claims Act Final Opinion

American Society of Anesthesiology, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation White Paper – Atkisson

Standard of Care for Post-Operative Electronic Monitoring of Patients Receiving Morphine via Injection or PCA Pump

 

Successful Equal Protection Challenges to Florida’s Medical Malpractice Damage Caps

a) Pleadings
b) Successful Final Judgment Challenging FL Malpractice Caps
Pro Hac Vice Rules for Florida

 

Sample Animations

a) Neurosurgery
b) Insulin overdose
c) Motorcycle/Car accident

 

Fighting the “Life Expectancy” Expert

a) Motion in Limine
b) Motion in Limine

 

Automobile Negligence Complaint

a) Injured Plaintiff
b) Deceased Plaintiff

 

Commercial Law Complaint

Complaint

 

Sample Discovery Medical Malpractice

Plaintiff’s Notice of Service of Medical Malpractice Interrogatories to Defendant – Homestead Hospital
Plaintiff’s Notice of Service of Medical Malpractice Interrogatories to Defendant – Homestead Medical Clinic
Plaintiff’s Notice of Service of Medical Malpractice Interrogatories to Defendant – Homestead Diagnostic
Plaintiff’s Notice of Service of Expert Witness Interrogatories to Defendants – Fish D.O. and Homesteadmed, P.A.
Plaintiff’s Notice of Service of Medical Malpractice Interrogatories to Defendant – Nicaisse, M.D., P.A.
Plaintiff’s Notice of Service of Medical Malpractice Interrogatories to Defendant – Homesteadmed
Plaintiff’s Notice of Service of Medical Malpractice Interrogatories to Defendant – Elias, M.D
Plaintiff’s Notice of Service of Medical malpractice Interrogatories to Defendant – Nicaisse, M.D.
Plaintiff’s Notice of Service of Medical Malpractice Interrogatories to Defendant – Fish, D.O.
Plaintiff’s Notice of Service of Medical Malpractice Interrogatories to Defendant – Weinstein, M.D.
Plaintiff’s Notice of Service of Medical Malpractice Interrogatories to Defendant – Elias Radiology
Plaintiff’s First Request to Produce to Defendant – Nicaisse, M.D.
Plaintiff’s First Request to Produce to Defendant – Elias, M.D.
Plaintiff’s First Request to Produce to Defendant – Homestead Diagnostic
Plaintiff’s First Request to Produce to Defendant – Elias Radiology
Plaintiff’s First Request to Produce to Defendant – Homestead Medical Clinic
Plaintiff’s First Request to Produce to Defendant – Nicaisse M.D., P.A.
Plaintiff’s First Request to Produce to Defendant – Homesteadmed
Plaintiff’s First Request to Produce to Defendant – Fish, D.O.
Plaintiff’s First Request to Produce to Defendant – Weinstein, M.D.
Plaintiff’s First Request to Produce to Defendant – Homestead Hospital
Plaintiff’s Supplemental Interrogatories to Defendant – Weinstein, M.D.
Plaintiff’s Third Request for Production to Defendant – Homestead Hospital

 

Sample Discovery Auto Accident

Plaintiff’s Notice of Serving Surveillance Interrogatories to Defendant
Plaintiff’s Notice of Serving Supplemental Interrogatories to Defendant
Plaintiff’s Supplemental Request to Produce to Defendant

 

Sample Discovery Tobacco

Plaintiff’s Notice of Service of 1st Set of Interrogatories to Defendant
Plaintiff’s First Request for Admissions and Interrogatories to Defendant
Plaintiff’s Affirmative Defense Interrogatories to Defendant
Plaintiff’s First Request to Produce to Defendant
Plaintiff’s Second Request to Produce To Defendant
Plaintiff’s Third Request to Produce to Defendant
Plaintiff’s Fourth Request to Produce to Defendant

 

Amendment Seven (Patient’s Right to Know) Litigation

a) Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Amendment Seven Documents
b) Trial Judge’s Order
c) 3rd DCA Opinion

 

Amendment Seven (Patient’s Right to Know) Litigation

a) Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Amendment Seven Documents
b) Trial Judge’s Order
c) 5th DCA Opinion

 

Liposuction/Amputation case

Eyewitness News Nightbeat WPLG-TV Channel 10 (ABC) Miami

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