Homeowner Claims Bill of Rights

Homeowners in Florida have a statutory Bill of Rights when making property damage insurance claims.  All homeowners making property claims with an insurance company should know their rights.  If you have any questions about your rights, please contact the Law Offices of Spicer & Chambers, P.A.  We offer a completely free consultation, and if hired to represent you, will do so at no out of pock...

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Florida Supreme Court Throws Out Caps in Personal Injury Medical Malpractice Cases

The Supreme Court of Florida has thrown out the statutory caps on non-economic damages in personal injury medical malpractice cases.  In a landmark decision, North Broward Hosp. Dist. V. Kalitan, the Supreme Court of Florida continued its trend of ruling that caps on damages are unconstitutional, following its prior ruling in McCall v. United States that non-economic damages in w...

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Property Insurance Claims in Florida – What You Need to Know

If you are a homeowner in Florida chances are you pay for insurance to cover your home and property.  This insurance is typically required if you have a mortgage on your home, and your premiums are usually rolled into your monthly mortgage payments.  It is important to request a copy of your homeowners’ insurance policy from your insurance company to review it and make sure you have appropriate co...

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Nurses Bill Passes

NURSES BILL PASSES HOUSE COMMITTEE DESPITE DOCTORS' PROTEST By Carol Gentry, HEALTH NEWS FLORIDA UPDATE 6:30 p.m. The House Select Committee on Workforce Innovation approved a massive bill that would expand the authority of nurse practitioners and open a door for them to practice independently. The vote, with only two dissents, followed testimony against the bill by a number of physician organ...

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Caps on Pain and Suffering

CAPS ON PAIN AND SUFFERING IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUITS THROWN OUT By Jane Musgrave (Click here for link to original Palm Beach Post article) Palm Beach Post Staff Writer WEST PALM BEACH - In a sweeping indictment of the Florida Legislature's justification for limiting the amount people can recover in medical malpractice lawsuits, the state Supreme Court on Thursday declared the decad...

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Florida Non-Competes

FLORIDA NON-COMPETES AND RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS IN HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL PRACTICES By Effie D. Silva and Justin P. Aiello Original article "Restrictive Covenants in Health Care: Are Specialty Groups' and Staffing Companies' Most Important Relationships the Least Protectable in Florida" can be found Here. Open enrollment for health insurance through one of the Affordable Care Act's new onlin...

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You’re Being Investigated by the Florida Department of Health, Now What?

In Florida, the Department of Health is responsible for the licensure, investigation, and prosecution of health care practitioners. Most categories of practitioners are regulated by a specific Board within the Department, such as the Board of Medicine for medical doctors and the Board of Nursing for nurses. When the Department is investigating a licensee, a complaint will be sent by certified mail...

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The Practice of Telemedicine In Florida

THE PRACTICE OF TELEMEDICINE IN FLORIDA Standards for Telemedicine Practice (Rule 64B8-9.0141, Florida Administrative Code) (1) Telemedicine means the practice of medicine by a licensed Florida physician or physician assistant where patient care, treatment, or services are provided through the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications. Telemedi...

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