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Florida Supreme Court Overturns Cap On Pain & Suffering In Medical Malpractice Cases

June 22nd, 2017 | 1 min. read

By David Huss

On June 8th 2017 the Florida Supreme Court upheld an earlier decision by the Fourth District Court of Appeal in the case “North Broward Hospital District v. Kalitan” and ruled that caps on personal injury non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Florida Constitution.

The ruling in its entirety can be found here.

David Huss

David is Ethos’ Co-Founder and Chief Production Officer. He has decades of experience in the insurance industry during which he has played many roles, including that of a contract writer for a reinsurance brokerage firm, a management liability underwriter and, over the past 20 years, a wholesale broker focused exclusively on the healthcare professional liability (HPL) space. As a true HPL specialist David possesses a comprehensive understanding of professional liability exposures in the healthcare industry and is well-versed in the products and capabilities of Ethos’ numerous carrier partners. His role at Ethos includes supporting production support staff in their effort to efficiently solve HPL-related problems for retail customers, mentoring Ethos’ business development staff and working to develop and maintain relationships with carrier business development staff and underwriters. Personally, David enjoys building things, whether they be home projects or business ventures. He also enjoys sharing good food and good wine with friends and family. David looks forward to continuing to build Ethos and serving retail customers for years to come.