How Is Malpractice Defined By Law?

This site is all about medical malpractice law. Attorneys in this practice area need to know what malpractice is (generally), how to research and investigate claims of malpractice, why these cases matter to clients. Malpractice isn’t always simple, though.  According to the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University, malpractice is defined as “the tort committed […]

What Is A Medical Malpractice Cap?

Medical malpractice caps are put into place legislatively to prevent lawsuits from asking for obscene amounts of money from a defendant — even if justified. For example, Florida state once capped medical malpractice lawsuits at $500,000 for non-economic damages in most cases. A larger cap of $1,000,000 is placed on non-economic damages if the victim […]