Fla. Justices Keep Personal Injury Payor From Med Mal Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 13, 2017, 8:56 PM EDT) -- A woman ordered to pay $11 million to a man she injured in a traffic accident can't intervene in his subsequent medical malpractice suit after the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that losing parties in personal injury cases can't seek reduced liability without first paying what they owe.

In a 4-3 ruling, Florida's highest court said an intermediate appellate court was wrong to revive claims made by Emily Boozer and her insurer, Allstate Insurance Co., intervening in personal injury victim Benjamin Edward Hintz's medical negligence suit accusing Holmes Regional Medical Center and others of exacerbating the brain injuries he sustained when...

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