Medical Malpractice Pre-suit Requirements in FL: A Guide Through the Maze (FL)

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To bring a medical malpractice action in Florida requires much more than a complaint and a filing fee. Florida has enacted labyrinthine statutes and rules which can trap the unwary. In this webinar, we review those procedures for filing a medical malpractice action in Florida, and review recent case law dealing with hot issues.

A complimentary copy of this webinar will be made available to all attendees after the program.

This program was recorded in 2015.

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What You Will Learn

  • Preliminary Questions
    • What types of actions are covered?
    • Which claimants must comply?
    • What is a health care provider?
    • Rules of interpretation
      • Conditions precedent
      • Allow access to courts
  • General Requirements
    • Reasonable grounds
    • Affidavits
    • Notification Requirements
    • Investigations
    • Informal presuit discovery
    • Defendant response options
      • Denial supported by affidavit
      • Settlement offer
      • Binding Arbitration option
    • Impact on Limitations period
  • Litigating Compliance



James Allen, Esq.
Retired Assistant County Attorney, Miami Dade County

Jim was Chief of Training and Development, while continuing to maintain a full caseload in state personal injury and federal civil rights actions.

As a litigator, Jim has practiced extensively in federal and state court at both trial and appellate levels. He has litigated and tried numerous cases involving serious wrongful death and civil rights allegations, including a taking action claiming in excess of 100 million dollars in damages. Jim has also handled numerous state and federal appeals, including a case filed in the U.S. Supreme Court.

After law school, Jim clerked for the Honorable James R. Jorgenson, Florida Third District Court of Appeals.  Jim is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, J.D., Cum Laude, 1980.



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CLE Credit

FL General:  This program is approved for 1.0 units of general CLE in Florida through (insert expiration date).
FL Board Certified:  This program is approved for 1.0 units of Board Certified CLE in Florida as follows: Civil Trial law through February 27, 2017.

CA General:  This program is approved for 1.0 units of general CLE in California.

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Recorded in 2015.