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Author: Amy L. Dilday On September 5, 2019, McCumber Daniels Buntz Hartig Puig and Ross’s appellate attorney, Amy Dilday, secured a win on behalf of Tampa General Hospital on a motion for summary judgment that pitted Florida’s Amendment 7 against the federal Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act.  Article X, section 25 of Florida’s Constitution (commonly referred…

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Author: Amy L. Dilday Last month, Florida’s First District Court of Appeal brought welcome clarification to health care providers regarding the difference between a medical negligence claim and a claim for abuse or neglect under Florida’s Adult Protective Services Act.  In Specialty Hospital-Gainesville, Inc. v. Barth, Case No. 1D18-511 (July 15, 2019), the court held…

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Author:  Amy L. Miles In December of last year, the Supreme Court of Florida released a broadly-sweeping opinion that appeared to strip from non-defendant physicians the right to consult with an attorney when they are called upon to give testimony on their treatment of a plaintiff/patient: Hasan v. Garvar, Case No. SC10-1361 (Dec. 20, 2012).…

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