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Another appellate court finds medmal caps unconstitutional

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A second appeals court now has declared unconstitutional the state law limiting the amount of money for pain and suffering when medical malpractice results in injury. The 2nd District Court of Appeal in Lakeland this week joined the 4th District’s opinion regarding caps on what are known as “noneconomic damages.” The Florida Supreme Court still is reviewing that opinion, however. In 2014, the high court struck down pain-and-suffering damages limits in medical malpractice cases where the patient died. A year later, it ruled…

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