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

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Produced on August 06, 2018

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Course Information

Time 54m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Personal Injury and Negligence Litigation

Course Description

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

Credit Information

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Mark McLaughlin

Beytin, McLaughlin, McLaughlin, O’Hara, Kinman & Bocchino, P.A.

Mark E. McLaughlin was born in Kittery, Maine. He attended Florida State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Risk Management and Insurance. Mr. McLaughlin graduated cum laude from the University Of Florida College Of Law where he was a member of the Moot Court Team, and a two time American Jurisprudence Book Award Winner. Mr. McLaughlin was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1990. He practices primarily in the areas of medical malpractice defense, legal malpractice defense, commercial litigation, and general civil trial law. He is licensed to practice in all Florida state courts, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

Mr. McLaughlin has received the distinction of being recognized as a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. He is the current President of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) for whom he has lectured on Practicing with Ethics, Civility and Professionalism. Mr. McLaughlin has been appointed as a Fellow to the Litigation Counsel of America in recognition for his excellence in trial, his integrity in practice and commitment to the administration of justice. He is a member of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and served as a Co-Chairman of the Professional Liability Committee. Mr. McLaughlin has received an award from The Supreme Court of Florida for his exceptional pro bono service and has been applauded for unselfishly giving his time and legal talent to those in need. He received an additional special commendation from the local Bay Area Volunteer Lawyers Program for his pro bono service. Mr. McLaughlin also received an award for Meritorious Public Service from The Florida Bar for serving on The Florida Bar Grievance Committee. He regularly lectures on all areas of trial practice as well as civility and professionalism. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer in his field of practice for 2007 through 2016. Mr. McLaughlin has also been recognized as Top Attorneys in Florida, for achievement in Personal Injury Defense: Malpractice in 2011 and 2016.  He has also been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America from 2012 through 2016; in Florida’s Legal Elite from 2012 through 2016 and in Best Attorneys in Florida from 2013 through 2016.


Douglas M.

Presenter did a super job!

Victoria L. B.

Very well presented.

Jonathan S.


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