It brings me immense joy to announce that HB 6051 has been submitted by Florida House Representative Slosberg (D), of Boca Raton, to repeal Florida's Wrongful Death Act as it pertains to medical negligence. So much joy in fact, I cried for hours. I cried for my father (victim). I cried for you. I cried because I believe my prayers are on the way to being answered. The bill is co-introduced by House Representatives John Cortes (D), Orlando; Even Jenne (D), Broward and Sam
The more light we can shed on Florida's Free Kill law, the better. The reason Florida Statute 768.21(8) is in place, is for medical malpractice companies to save money. The flip side of that is that it costs lives. Fundamentally, the reason for all types of insurance is two fold for the customer. Firstly, it protects the insured if something should go wrong. If something does go wrong, the cost of insurance is likely to go up. Secondly, insurance provides accountability.
Now I know the question seems counter intuitive. Does the medical industry profit from death? Sadly the answer is yes, in many cases, and actually more so in Florida than other states. Staggering new statistics were recently released reveal that 10% of deaths in the United States are caused by medical error, in spite of the fact that death may be listed under another cause on the death certificate. *see related article: Medical error is not included on death certificates. Me
Florida Medical Rights Association Board Chairman, Melody Page attended the Florida Civil Justice Sub-Committee meeting on tort reform and med-mal reform on February 20, 2019. When she walked into meeting room 404 of the Capitol House Building the big screen in the front of the room had the words projected on it: "Why Florida has gained a reputation as a judicial hell hole" How ironic, considering both Florida's Free Kill law and the makeup of the committee's panel. "It was
Dear Families of Florida Free Kill Victims and Florida Medical Rights Association Supporters, Election Day is near and while I would never tell anyone what to believe in or how to vote, I wanted to share with you which politicians have verbally committed to supporting a Bill to amend Florida's Free Kill Law and who has not. We have reached out to many Senators and House Representatives. The vast majority have not responded. Several responded that they would be willing to me