New Malpractice Bill to Go Before Florida Senate

A new measure filed in the Florida senate would change the way malpractice lawsuits are handled in the state.

Introduced by Republican John Thrasher out of Jacksonville, the bill would put the burden on the plaintiff to establish that the doctor had committed medical malpractice. It would also require the Department of Health to issue an emergency order suspending the license of any doctor who does not compensate the state or agree into a repayment agreement.

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  • by RICKY BOBBY on Jan 11, 2012 at 05:54 AM
  • by Anonymous on Jan 9, 2012 at 07:53 AM
    Newsflash - medical practioners are human and make mistakes. How does the injured party (plaintiff) get the information to prove malpractice ?, from another physician that won`t testify against the offending physician. The stupid way this is written suggests the patient did something wrong in administering self treatment, so not only do they have to prove they did not do anything to themselves but prove the medical provider did wrong. Politicians are trying to cut this out just like they reduced and made unemployment harder to get. Thrasher & friends only want to protect the high dollar campaign contributors,,many who ARE doctors. The public as a whole is expendable colleratol damage in the war to create this all corporate one party (R) controlled state. Remember what Jeb`s brother said "if you`re not with us - you are against us".
  • by Scott & Wallace Location: Tallahassee on Jan 9, 2012 at 07:12 AM
    The Plaintiff has always carried the burden of proving that a doctor has committed medical malpractice.
  • by Ben Location: Tallahassee on Jan 8, 2012 at 01:16 PM
    When does that fascist, Thrasher, term limit out?
  • by Anonymous Location: Tallahasseer on Jan 8, 2012 at 10:47 AM
    This bill has apparently been misunderstood. Plaintiffs always have, and always have had, the burden of proof in med-mal, or other cases of negligence, like fender benders.
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