Fla. Senate Passes Medical Malpractice Reform Bill

Law360, New York (April 11, 2013, 7:17 PM EDT) -- The Florida Senate passed legislation Thursday 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 medical malpractice suits.

Senate Bill 1792 passed in a 27-12 vote Thursday and now heads to the House of Representatives, which has also advanced similar medical malpractice reform legislation, The bill limits who qualifies as expert witnesses in medical negligence cases and prohibits medical liability insurers from picking attorneys for...
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