Fla. Court Revives Hospital Volunteer's MRSA Infection Suit

Law360 (February 12, 2020, 6:28 PM EST) -- A Florida appellate court revived a hospital volunteer's negligence case Wednesday after finding that a lower court used the wrong standard when it tossed claims that the facility was responsible for the volunteer's exposure to a dangerous bacterial infection.

A three-judge panel of Florida's Second District Court of Appeal found that the trial court wrongly granted summary judgment to Trustees of Mease Hospital Inc. after concluding that volunteer Ronald Wendel failed to demonstrate that Mease Countryside Hospital's negligence was the legal cause of the damages he had purportedly suffered after contracting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.

Under Florida Supreme Court precedent...

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