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Portion of Florida medical malpractice reform legislation unconstitutional

The 2003 Florida medical malpractice tort reform act was strongly pushed by Governor Bush. Now, a Circuit Court Judge has found a portion of it unconstitutional. The judge issued a short written order finding the new law unconstitutional because of how it retroactively took away absolute rights of patients already injured by malpractice prior to the new legislation being enacted. The judge stated, "it's clear Governor Bush can't unilaterally take away fundamental right granted by the Constitution based on short term partisan politics."


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