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Florida House Seeks to Reinstate Medical Malpractice Caps

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A Florida House panel this week backed a proposal to reinstate medical malpractice caps on damages for cases brought in the state, in clear defiance of the state’s supreme court decision that medical malpractice caps are unconstitutional. The proposal, known as PCB CJS 19-02, would reinstate caps on the noneconomic damages associated with medical… Read More »

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What are Pre-Suit Requirements for Florida Medical Malpractice Cases?

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

If a doctor, surgeon, pharmacist, or other medical professional injures you when you go them for treatment of a medical issue, they can be held liable in Florida for medical malpractice. However, medical malpractice cases differ from most other civil lawsuits that look to hold a person accountable for their mistakes with a number… Read More »

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What is the Standard of Care in a Florida Medical Malpractice Case?

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

When you go to the doctor’s office for treatment of a medical issue, you expect to receive nothing but the top quality care from your physician. However, this is not always the case when dealing with medical professionals, and if a doctor, surgeon, nurse, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider injures you when they are… Read More »

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What are “Never Events” in a Medical Malpractice Case?

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Recently, in Florida, there was a case that made the state and national news about a surgeon who improperly removed a woman’s kidney during a routine back surgery, mistakenly thinking it was a tumor. When doctors, surgeons, and other medical professionals commit significant, grievous errors during the treatment and care of their patients, it… Read More »

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Two Families File Court Documents Against All Children’s Hospital

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Two families filed court documents one day apart with the Pinellas County court against the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. Both families had children that were patients at the hospital’s heart institute who had suffered permanent and debilitating injuries as a result of their treatment and are claiming that the heart… Read More »

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Florida Court Ruling Expands Medical Malpractice Possibilities

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

The Florida Supreme Court’s decision in a ruling made in December expands the possibilities for victims of medical malpractice to hold all medical professionals accountable for their actions. In the case of Ruiz v. Tenet Hialeah Healthsystem Inc. et al., the state supreme court revived the claims against an anesthesiologist who was accused of… Read More »

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Florida Medical Malpractice Presuit Experts Must Share Specialty

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A Florida appeals court released two opinions last week that require presuit affidavits in medical malpractice cases be from a healthcare provider who specializes in the same field as the medical professional being sued. Both cases stemmed from botched surgery cases in Florida, where the victims in these cases filed presuit affidavits from a… Read More »

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Chatman drug treatment associates owe millions

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Conspirators in Kenny Chatman’s sprawling drug treatment criminal enterprise are on the hook for millions of dollars, with one man expected to pay his share of $5.6 million in restitution. Chatman’s operations had a horrifying human cost. People blame his operations for loved ones’ deadly relapses, and prosecutors told how Chatman screwed closed a home’s… Read More »

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Florida’s Billion-Dollar Drug Treatment Industry Is Plagued by Overdoses, Fraud

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Florida — For the first responders who found her lifeless body one October morning, 24-year-old Alison Flory was yet another casualty of addiction here on the front line of Florida’s opioid crisis. To her family, she was a daughter, a beloved sister, a goofy bookworm who made them laugh and a… Read More »

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Relapsed and forced out, sober home residents die in motels

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Addicts who relapse while living in sober homes in Delray Beach, often are dumped into seedy motels, often still high. Without supervision, some continue the binge, overdose and die. That’s because Delray Beach, nationally known as a treatment destination, forbids sober home operators from immediately evicting addicts who have relapsed, a policy that sober… Read More »

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