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Legionnaire's Disease
Signing an "Informed Consent": What does it mean?
Florida's Statute of Limitations: How much time do I have?

Disclaimer: This video is based only on Florida law. If you are considering a claim in a state other than Florida, please call us immediately so we can advise you appropriately on the laws for your state.
What are Florida's "Damage Caps"? Are they constitutional?
Will it cost me money?
Three (3) do's & don'ts when you suspect that your loved one has been injured by medical malpractice.
  • Do politely cease communications with the doctor, nurse or any health care provider who you suspect is guilty of medical malpractice.

    Please note: Any advice to cease communications with your healthcare provider or hospital should be based upon prior legal advice from your attorney to do so. But before you hire an attorney, if there is a chance to work things out satisfactorily without lawyer involvement, that is the better course for you. It is rare but it is better for you. If you believe that you can work it out with the health care provider or hospital, then we could help you do that, and minimize or maybe eliminate any unnecessary adversity. ...Just know we are here to help you.

  • Don't sign anything without an attorney's help.

  • Do ask for our advice. It is FREE.
How to Stay Safe in a Hospital

Resources for Practicing Attorneys

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New Florida Medical Malpractice Laws

Florida now has newly enacted legislation pertaining to medical malpractice matters which became effective on October 1, 2011, and which applies to causes of action accruing on or after October 1, 2011.
a) FL ST 766.104, 106, 1065, 203, 205, 206
b) FL ST 766.1065(2011)
c) Notice of Intent
d) FL ST 766.102 and 458.3175
Birth Trauma: Litigating Medical Malpractice Cases in Numerous States

Ratzan Law Group, P.A. is currently litigating birth trauma cases throughout the country. The firm's attorneys are licensed to practice law in Texas, Louisiana and Florida and are admitted pro hac vice in several others.

This article addresses some of the similarities, differences and challenges of litigating medical liability in various states

Summary of the Key Provisions of Florida Medical Malpractice Statutes

a) Presuit Notice/Records Request
b) Arbitration
c) Damage Caps
d) Expert Witness Rules
e) Bad Faith
f) NICA
g) No Joint and Several Liability
h) Wrongful Death Statute

Jury Instruction Samples

a)  Medical Malpractice
b)  Automobile
c)  Tobacco

Verdict Form Samples

a)  Medical Malpractice
b)  Automobile
c)  Tobacco

O.J. McDuffie vs. John W. Uribe, M.D.

Verdict Forms

O.J. McDuffie vs. John W. Uribe, M.D.

Plaintiff's Notice of Filing Proposed Order on Plaintiff's Motion for Entry of Final Judgment and Determination of Prejudgment Interest and Defendant's Motion for Setoff and Proposed Final Judgment

O.J. McDuffie vs. John W. Uribe, M.D.

Order on Plaintiff's Motion for Entry of Final Judgment and Determination of Prejudgment Interest

O.J. McDuffie vs. John W. Uribe, M.D.

Final Judgment

O.J. McDuffie vs. John W. Uribe, M.D.

Defendant's Motion for Judgment in Accordance with Motions for Direct Verdict and Alternative Motion for New Trial

O.J. McDuffie vs. John W. Uribe, M.D.

Defendant's Memorandum in Support of Motion for New Trial

O.J. McDuffie vs. John W. Uribe, M.D.

Plaintiff's Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Judgment in Accordance with Motions for Directed Verdict and Alternative Motion for New Trial



O.J. McDuffie vs. John W. Uribe, M.D.

Plaintiff's Response to Defendant's Notice of Filing of Supplemental Authority

O.J. McDuffie vs. John W. Uribe, M.D.

Order Granting Defendant's Motion for New Trial

Susan and John Atkisson vs. United States of America

Federal Tort Claims Act Final Opinion

American Society of Anesthesiology, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation White Paper – Atkisson

Standard of Care for Post-Operative Electronic Monitoring of Patients Receiving Morphine via Injection or PCA Pump

Successful Equal Protection Challenges to Florida's Medical Malpractice Damage Caps

a) Pleadings
b) Successful Final Judgment Challenging FL Malpractice Caps
Pro Hac Vice Rules for Florida

Sample Animations

a) Neurosurgery

b)  Insulin overdose

c) Motorcycle/Car accident

Fighting the "Life Expectancy" Expert

a) Motion in Limine
b) Motion in Limine

Automobile Negligence Complaint

a) Injured Plaintiff
b) Deceased Plaintiff

Commercial Law Complaint

Complaint

Sample Discovery
Medical Malpractice

Plaintiff's Notice of Service of Medical Malpractice Interrogatories to Defendant – Homestead Hospital
Plaintiff's Notice of Service of Medical Malpractice Interrogatories to Defendant – Homestead Medical Clinic
Plaintiff's Notice of Service of Medical Malpractice Interrogatories to Defendant – Homestead Diagnostic
Plaintiff's Notice of Service of Expert Witness Interrogatories to Defendants – Fish D.O. and Homesteadmed, P.A.
Plaintiff's Notice of Service of Medical Malpractice Interrogatories to Defendant – Nicaisse, M.D., P.A.
Plaintiff's Notice of Service of Medical Malpractice Interrogatories to Defendant - Homesteadmed
Plaintiff's Notice of Service of Medical Malpractice Interrogatories to Defendant – Elias, M.D
Plaintiff's Notice of Service of Medical malpractice Interrogatories to Defendant – Nicaisse, M.D.
Plaintiff's Notice of Service of Medical Malpractice Interrogatories to Defendant – Fish, D.O.
Plaintiff's Notice of Service of Medical Malpractice Interrogatories to Defendant - Weinstein, M.D.
Plaintiff's Notice of Service of Medical Malpractice Interrogatories to Defendant – Elias Radiology
Plaintiff's First Request to Produce to Defendant – Nicaisse, M.D.
Plaintiff's First Request to Produce to Defendant – Elias, M.D.
Plaintiff's First Request to Produce to Defendant – Homestead Diagnostic
Plaintiff's First Request to Produce to Defendant – Elias Radiology
Plaintiff's First Request to Produce to Defendant – Homestead Medical Clinic
Plaintiff's First Request to Produce to Defendant – Nicaisse M.D., P.A.
Plaintiff's First Request to Produce to Defendant – Homesteadmed
Plaintiff's First Request to Produce to Defendant – Fish, D.O.
Plaintiff's First Request to Produce to Defendant – Weinstein, M.D.
Plaintiff's First Request to Produce to Defendant – Homestead Hospital
Plaintiff's Supplemental Interrogatories to Defendant – Weinstein, M.D.
Plaintiff's Third Request for Production to Defendant – Homestead Hospital

Sample Discovery
Auto Accident

Plaintiff's Notice of Serving Surveillance Interrogatories to Defendant
Plaintiff's Notice of Serving Supplemental Interrogatories to Defendant
Plaintiff's Supplemental Request to Produce to Defendant

Sample Discovery
Tobacco

Plaintiff's Notice of Service of 1st Set of Interrogatories to Defendant
Plaintiff's First Request for Admissions and Interrogatories to Defendant
Plaintiff's Affirmative Defense Interrogatories to Defendant
Plaintiff's First Request to Produce to Defendant
Plaintiff's Second Request to Produce To Defendant
Plaintiff's Third Request to Produce to Defendant
Plaintiff's Fourth Request to Produce to Defendant

Amendment Seven (Patient's Right to Know) Litigation

a) Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Amendment Seven Documents
b) Trial Judge's Order
c) 3rd DCA Opinion

Amendment Seven (Patient's Right to Know) Litigation

a) Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Amendment Seven Documents
b) Trial Judge's Order
c) 5th DCA Opinion

Liposuction/Amputation case

Eyewitness News Nightbeat WPLG-TV Channel 10 (ABC) Miami

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