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  • Third District Court of Appeal reverses trial court's denial of Engle progeny plaintiff's motion to amend complaint against tobacco company to add punitive damages claim
    Third District Court of Appeal reverses trial court's denial of Engle progeny plaintiff's motion to amend complaint against tobacco company to add punitive damages claim

    On December 21, 2016, in Hardin v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 3D16-510, the 3rd District Court of Appeal reversed a trial court's decision denying an Engle progeny plaintiff's motion to amend her ...

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  • Fourth District Court of Appeal denies defendant's motion to dismiss complaint for plaintiff's alleged failure to follow medical negligence presuit requirements
    Fourth District Court of Appeal denies defendant's motion to dismiss complaint for plaintiff's alleged failure to follow medical negligence presuit requirements

    On December 21, 2016, in Pomper v. Ferraro , No. 4D16-1287, the Fourth District Court of Appeal denied the defendant's certiorari petition to quash the trial court's denial of defendant's motion to ...

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  • Florida Supreme Court finds medical malpractice arbitration agreement void as against public policy
    Florida Supreme Court finds medical malpractice arbitration agreement void as against public policy

    On December 22, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court ruled in Hernandez v. Cresp o, No. SC15-67, that a medical malpractice arbitration agreement between the respondent/plaintiff and the ...

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  • First District Court of Appeal rules that Medicaid lien for past medical expenses extends to amount of personal injury settlement allocated to both past and future medical expenses
    First District Court of Appeal rules that Medicaid lien for past medical expenses extends to amount of personal injury settlement allocated to both past and future medical expenses

    On December 12, 2016, in Estate of Villa v. AHCA , 41 Fla. L. Weekly D2743 (Fla. 1st DCA Dec. 12, 2016), the Florida First District Court of Appeal ruled that the plaintiff failed to provide clear and ...

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  • Welcome to our new blog site!
    Welcome to our new blog site!

    We recently revised our entire website and have started a new blog as part of the revisions. We will be making regular updates to the new blog, including articles and other information both from our ...

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  • Medtronic Recalls Neurovascular Products due to Potential Separation and Detachment of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Coating
    Medtronic Recalls Neurovascular Products due to Potential Separation and Detachment of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Coating

    On October 5, 2016 Medtronic sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notice to all affected customers for specified lots of certain devices used to treat cerebral aneurysms, including the Pipeline ...

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