Fla. House Sends Medical Malpractice Reform Bill To Gov.

Law360, Miami (May 1, 2013, 8:17 PM EDT) -- The Florida Legislature sent a bill to Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday that alters the state’s medical liability system by placing stricter requirements on plaintiffs pursuing medical malpractice claims and allowing doctors or providers to more actively participate in defending themselves against these lawsuits.

S.B. 1792, which passed in the Senate last Thursday, made its way through the House of Representatives intact with a 77-38 vote. The bill limits who qualifies as expert witnesses in medical negligence cases and prohibits medical liability insurers from picking attorneys...
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