The Florida Supreme Court ruled that Florida’s cap on how much money people can receive in medical malpractice wrongful death claims is unconstitutional because it violates the equal protection clause. The cap was part of a law Gov. Jeb Bush passed in 2003. Thirty-five states have some type of cap on medical malpractice awards. Florida became at least the seventh state to declare medical malpractice award limits unconstitutional. The Miami Herald reported on the Florida Supreme Court’s decision here.
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