Feb 10, 2011

Florida Verdict of $19.2 Runs Up Against State's Liability Caps

A Florida jury has awarded $19.2 million to the family of a premature infant that "received a massive overdose of nutrients at Health Park Medical Center" according to a news article in the Fort Meyers News-Press. The article also cites Florida law that could keep that amount from being awarded — "the reason is a cap on liability called 'sovereign immunity,' which sets liability at $100,000 per victim or $200,000 per lawsuit." Click on Florida Medical Malpractice Verdict to read the full story.

This is the same case covered in our sister site Medical Malpractice News carrying this TV report from Channel 2 RSW Florida.