SOURCE: Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C.
PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwire - Mar 14, 2012) - The Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., have recently evaluated information regarding a proposed cap on medical malpractice awards in Florida, and urge individuals to be cautious when looking for information about previous lawsuit compensation, as many reports that have been widely circulated to support caps such as these are, in fact, untrue.
Florida State Supreme Court officials are currently reviewing a recent ruling that revoked $2 million from the family of a mother who died in childbirth, limiting their compensation to $1 million. The ruling is based on a law passed by Jeb Bush that says any non-economic support for medical malpractice lawsuits should not exceed $1 million. State officials are currently debating whether or not this ruling violates the rights of victims and the state's constitution.
Many people point to excessive lawsuit results when encouraging tort reform efforts, such as this medical malpractice cap in Florida, but often, the cases that are cited are partially, or even completely, false. Examples of these widely exaggerated claims include false reports of a Texas woman receiving over $750,000 after suing store owners when she tripped over a child who was running through that store, and a Pennsylvania woman receiving over $100,000 after slipping on a drink she threw at her boyfriend in a bar. These lawsuits never took place and in many cases, cloud the perspectives of actual accident victims, voters, and policy makers when it comes to contentious issues such as tort reform and lawsuit caps.
The legal team at Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., is prepared to help accident victims gain a clear understanding of realistic lawsuit awards and can help you better understand the realities of personal injury lawsuits and past legal cases. Please contact their offices if you are in need of legal assistance or more information on this topic.
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