Medical Malpractice News

In March, the Florida Supreme Court issued an order ruling that the state’s caps on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice wrongful death cases violate the state Constitution’s equal protection clause. In many states, laws were passed over the last decade that limited what damages an injured party could receive as a part of what was called ‘tort reform”.

The Florida Court held that the way the caps reduce damages “is not only arbitrary, but irrational” and it “offends the fundamental notion of equal justice under the law.”