Monthly Archives: February 2015

Florida’s No-Fault Compensation System for Severe Birth Injury Claims Fails Again

In 1988 Florida created a no-fault compensation system for severe birth injury claims through Florida’s Birth-Related Neurological Injury Act (NICA), § 766.301, Fla. Stat., et seq. (1998). In an article the Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law published in … Continue reading

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Pharmacy Owes Duty To Patient Not To Fill Excessive Prescriptions for Opioids

In light of the magnitude of the prescription opioid overdose epidemic, Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal issued an interesting decision with regard to the duty a pharmacy owes to the people whose prescriptions it fills. In the case of … Continue reading

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Infusion Pump Failures: Product Liability and Human Error

An infusion pump is a medical device that delivers fluids, such as nutrients and medications, into a patient’s body in controlled amounts. Infusion pumps are in widespread use in clinical settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, and in the home. … Continue reading

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