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My first year practicing law was the year Florida started limiting the rights of medical malpractice victims. “Tort reform” started in 1988 with Florida’s pre-suit screening rules, making it more difficult to hold hospitals and health care providers responsible for the catastrophic costs of malpractice. Not satisfied with these protections, Florida’s legislature later added changes to the Wrongful Death Act to provide immunity from certain claims. Efforts to change the inequities that favor the powerful over the patient continue to fail. The legislature remains unmoved and some families will continue to suffer until the legislature begins to work for the people again.

Here is the link.

Wrongful Death: Florida Senate Abandons Victims of Medical Malpractice. Again.