In court: When the PI lawyer chooses the client’s doctor

     If your lawyer sends you to a hand-picked doctor, does the defense have the right to know?  No, says the Florida Supreme Court which recently held that an attorney’s referral of an injured client to a doctor or clinic is privileged information, and may not be discovered by the defense.      This […]

Med mal update: Damage caps struck down

    In the mid-1980’s, as part of an effort to crack down onlawsuits against doctors and hospitals, Florida enacted “tort reform”–intended to alleviate a “crisis” in high insurance premiums that was supposedly driving doctors away from practice.      Among the “reforms” were caps on the amount of money damages that could be awarded […]

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