Florida Supreme Court Finds Caps on Malpractice Claims Unconstitutional

In 2003, a medical malpractice overhaul law was passed that limited the amount a jury could award a plaintiff in wrongful death cases. Economic damages were not affected; these refer to financial losses such as medical expenses. However, non-economic damages for pain and suffering were limited to $500,000 or $1 million in some cases. Recently, the Florida Supreme Court rejected the law and declared it unconstitutional.

As you’ll learn by watching this video, this latest development is promising for those who must endure lifelong pain and suffering due to medical negligence.

The medical malpractice attorneys of Pegalis & Erickson understand the devastating consequences of medical errors. Call our Long Island office at (516) 684-2900 to learn about your legal rights.

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