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Pre-Suit Screening in Florida Medical Malpractice Cases (Audio Only)


Created on August 06, 2018




In Florida, before the filing of a complaint alleging medical malpractice, statutes require pre-suit screening as a mandatory condition precedent. Failure to adequately comply with pre-suit requirements may result in dismissal of the complaint or striking of affirmative defenses.

This course, presented by Mark E. McLaughlin, will review medical malpractice pre-suit issues which may be potential land mines for plaintiff and defense attorneys and recent case law addressing these issues.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an overview of pre-suit screenings in Florida medical malpractice cases
  2. Examine the requirement that expert witnesses be in the same or similar specialty
  3. Review how to handle a prospective defendant who has a "legal relationship"
  4. Discuss  pre-suit arbitration as a potential cap for non-economic damages

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