February 1, 2020

Several advocates, who are families of Free Kill victims, joined me in taking a trip to Tallahassee to see if we could educate legislators on Florida's Free Kill law and help HB 6051 move forward.  These people are dedicated to making a difference for all Floridians, and it was really nice to spend time with people who started out as like minded strangers and have them become new friends.

It was an honor to meet with Flori...

January 5, 2020

There is a little known loophole that hospitals are using to commit insurance fraud.  It's called the Florida Free Kill Law.  According to Florida law, if a medical professional causes death to a patient via medically negligent acts, the hospital of employment is not allowed to file an insurance claim for services rendered.  It makes sense right:  If you kill someone (or employ the killer) by mistake, you don't get paid for it...

November 16, 2019

Ms. Belinda Warren lost her mother in what she believes to be a medical error at a hospital in Collier County Florida.

Anywhere else in the USA, Belinda would have the option to bring her case to a court of law, but this is not an option for Belinda and her family in Florida. In this video she shares information about Florida's Free Kill law and the tragic loss of her mother to Collier County legislators during a public hearin...

March 16, 2019

The Florida Free Kill Amendment made it to the Civil Justice Committee, sponsored by Florida House Representative Amy Mercado.  It was attached to the latest med-mal Bill, a Medical Malpractice Tort Reform Bill, seeking to add caps to Florida malpractice cases, sponsored by freshman Florida House Representative Tommy Gregory.

The Free Kill Amendment did not pass, but the med-mal tort reform bill was forwarded on to th...

February 23, 2019

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...

No Room for People’s Advocates in Florida House Med-Mal Meeting?

LAKE WORTH, Feb. 15, 2019 – The Florida Medical Rights Association (FMRA) – an organization founded by family members of victims who died of medical negligence– today expressed dire concern over the Florida House of Representatives holding a committee workshop discussing medical malpractice without hearing from victims’ advocates.

The Florida House Civil Justice Su...

July 8, 2018

We are living in an age of change, a time where people are fed up with social injustices that often occur against American citizens in favor of for-profit corporations bottom line results.  The medical industry is no stranger to this problem.  While the medical profession is full of caring people, their success is overshadowed by a lack of accountability in the State of Florida that too often costs people their lives....

June 20, 2018

In 1993, Morris Mizrahi allegedly suffered a wrongful death at North Miami Medical Center due to medical malpractice.  Upon death, Mr. Mizrahi's children wanted answers and justice.  They wanted what any normal loving family would want in the case of medical malpractice causing death would want, accountability.  But under Florida law, there was none to be had. 

They learned the grave truth; that under Florid...

May 24, 2018

The FMRA team members have been working hard in the background gearing up for lobbying to change the Wrongful Death Act in Florida.  In January, 2019 we aim to put up a billboard in Florida's capital, Tallahassee.  The billboard will read this or similar (we will be taking votes on a few options):

Are You a Florida Free Kill?

Visit www.FloridaFreeKill.org

to find out if you your death may be legally unaccounted for

in the c...

March 28, 2018

Welcome to Florida, the Sunshine State, where doctors and medical facilities are not held accountable when their patients die due to medical errors they make that cause death.  

Now as a full Florida Nonprofit in the process of becoming a 501c(4), Florida Medical Rights Association (formerly Dad's Daisies/Two Daughters) is making great strides.  Since you haven't heard much from us lately, I just want to share what we are up to...

March 22, 2018

Florida Medical Rights Association is an advocacy organization, whose bottom line goal is to improve patient safety in Florida hospitals.  "The accountability levels are a problem in Florida"  States Melody, Board Chair and co-founder of FMRA.  "The bottom line is that Florida's Free Kill law increases medical errors, and these are too often deadly."    

Medical error is currently listed...

January 29, 2018

Florida Representative Watson (Miami-Dade County) and Florida Senator Gibson (Duval County) have submitted HB 259.  A Bill worthy of attention from our community of advocates working towards improved medical rights and accountability in the Sunshine State.  In full support of this Bill, there are some important points to note in relation to Florida's Wrongful Death Act.  If "Florida's Free Kill" Law is not also addressed, the...

April 7, 2017

Every organization has it's place and a job to do.  Even though you are denied access to a court of law when medical malpractice causes wrongful death, there are still some things you can do to create noise about the injustice.  This noise is really important because collectively if there is enough noise the volume goes up and the chances of being heard become greater.  

While the chances of your voice being heard are...

February 24, 2017

Welcome to Florida, the free kill state.  Because the deceased person is no longer available to bring the claim for himself or herself, another party must be allowed step in to bring the case to court on behalf of the deceased person's survivors and estate.  The right to bring forth a lawsuit due to wrongful death allows families to seek justice.  It also breeds the culture of correction.  If we have to pay for our mistakes, t...

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