Tuesday, April 9, 2019
A bill that would cap non-economic damages in all Florida personal injury cases at $1 million is headed to the House Judiciary Committee. Decisions in 2014 and 2017 by the Florida Supreme Court struck down caps in wrongful death and medical malpractice cases. The Florida Record has the story.
UPDATED: In the comments, someone sent me evidence the $1M cap was removed from the bill on March 29. The bill now focuses on requiring the jury in some tort cases to consider an estimated value of the medical services rendered, based on a database containing amounts patients paid for similar care, in addition to the amounts actually billed by the provider to the claimant.