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   [Florida] The Medical Liability Claimant's Compensation Amendment

ELECTION INFORMATION

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Medical Liability Claimant Compensation

Race Type

Referendum

Filing Deadline

7/19/2004 12:00 pm

Polls Open

11/2/2004 7:00 am

Polls Close

11/2/2004 6:00 pm

Term Starts

11/3/2004 12:00 am

Term Ends

11/30/2999 12:00 pm

Database Record

Posted 1/7/2005, Updated 1/7/2005

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NARRATIVE

Proposes to amend the State Constitution to provide that an injured claimant who enters into a contingency fee agreement with an attorney in a claim for medical liability is entitled to no less than 70% of the first $250,000.00 in all damages received by the claimant, and 90% of damages in excess of $250,000.00, exclusive of reasonable and customary costs and regardless of the number of defendants. This amendment is intended to be self-executing. (Amendment 3)


DEBATES

EVENTS

NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

9/27/2004 12:00 am

News

Doctors And Lawyers Join The Battle Over [Florida] Amendment 3

8/31/2004 12:00 am

Opinion

Big settlement illustrates why state [Florida] set limits [Med mal]


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RESULTS OF THIS ELECTION

 

Yes
(YES)
Announced 7/19/2004

4,573,789
63.59%

 

No
(NO)
Announced 11/30/2003

2,618,339
36.41%

 

Source for election returns: http://enight.dos.state.fl.us/


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