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Malpractice Myths: Florida's "Three Strikes Law"

Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by RustedFox, May 10, 2017.

  1. RustedFox

    RustedFox We're all stars now. In the GOAT RODEO. 10+ Year Member

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    With all the talk about liability and asset protection and runaway lawsuits and miscarriages of justice, etc., etc. on the forum as of late, I wanted to take a second to dispel this particular med-mal-myth.


    I was recently able to speak with a very established med-mal attorney here in Florida. I asked about the "three strikes" law and what impact it actually has.

    The perception amongst a lot of posters and readers of this forum is "accused or settled three times, and you're out; there goes your FL license".

    Not true at all, says Med.mal Atty. To count as a "strike", the burden of proof that must be met is clear and convincing negligence, and it has to result in egregious harm that could have otherwise been avoided. Furthermore, it must be reviewed by the FL state medical board and have a corroborating judgment issued by the board.

    The "three strikes" law went into effect in 2003.

    The number of "strikes" to date that have been handed out thus far? Zero, according to Med.Mal Atty.

    There ya go. Straight from the source.
     
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  3. DaTruMD

    DaTruMD 10+ Year Member

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    Still a **** place to practice compared to other states.
     
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  4. doctalaughs

    doctalaughs Member 10+ Year Member

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    Also it seems that florida generates an inordinate number of news headlines of doctors practicing on the "fringe" or outright fraud/negligence. I'm sure most doctors there are great but not sure why florida has a reputation for whacko docs or if that has any grounding in truth.


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  5. Druggernaut

    Druggernaut Physician Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Florida has a reputation for whacko everything.
     
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  6. bravotwozero

    bravotwozero Chronically ambitious 10+ Year Member

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    Parts of the state are also sinking into the sea. Stay away from south Florida.


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  7. neoevolution

    neoevolution 5+ Year Member

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    There are sites dedicated to collecting and sharing "Florida man" stories of weird crimes, but I've heard that's because their state laws lead to more arrest info being public and winding up in newspapers
     
  8. Apollyon

    Apollyon Screw the GST Physician Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    One of the radio stations here in town does a game show once a week or so called "OTF". They read a crazy but true news story, and the caller has to identify whether it was from Ohio, Texas, or Florida.
     
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  9. Dr.McNinja

    Dr.McNinja Nobel War Prize Winner Moderator Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

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    Fark used to have a Florida Tag for that very reason. They still might, but I don't go to it anymore.
     
  10. WilcoWorld

    WilcoWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    First of all - This might be a record for how many posts it took for a thread to get off-topic.

    But, going with the flow:
    I laughed out loud at this...then I wondered "how much of the US population lives in Ohio, Texas or Florida?" Turns out, it's about 25%

    Subtract New York, Illinois and California from the denominator and OTF comes closer to comprising about 1/3 of our fellow citizens.

    I'll leave drawing conclusions to the reader.
     
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  11. gutonc

    gutonc No Meat, No Treat Administrator Physician PhD 10+ Year Member

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    Fixed that for you.
     
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  12. DocEspana

    DocEspana Bullish Physician 7+ Year Member

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    Florida. Where this guy
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    claimed these degrees
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    and ended up with this outcome
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    but not before having a thriving private practice for months that included at least one month of hospital time (!!!). BTW, he claimed he was an OB/GYN, which... i mean... of course he did.
     
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  13. bravotwozero

    bravotwozero Chronically ambitious 10+ Year Member

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    How in the hell? With all the insane credentialling applications, references, background checks, license numbers, does this happen?


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  14. DaTruMD

    DaTruMD 10+ Year Member

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    It's Florida.
     
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  15. Rendar5

    Rendar5 10+ Year Member

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    Has nothing to do with Florida, the guy is a conman who was also arrested in Virginia for forged checks. There are con men everywhere
     
  16. DaTruMD

    DaTruMD 10+ Year Member

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    Was just joking haha
     
  17. Warderino92

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    The only thing I really miss about living in Florida is the authentic Cuban food and some of the fast food joints you can't find elsewhere like Pollo Tropical.
     
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  18. Dr.McNinja

    Dr.McNinja Nobel War Prize Winner Moderator Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

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    There are Pollo Tropicals everywhere in Dallas and Houston.
     
  19. Warderino92

    Warderino92 2+ Year Member

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    Ah, haven't been over in that direction. Where I'm living now it's large national chains only like McDonald's and Burger King.
     
  20. Perfect Hair Day

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    I don't understand Florida at all, and I freaking live here man.
     
  21. Arcan57

    Arcan57 Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Texas has Pollo Tropical.

    Sorry. Didn't read above posts prior. But for those that don't know, Pollo Tropical is legit.
     
  22. Perfect Hair Day

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    I hate Pollo Tropical.


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  23. d2305

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    Nice winters, no state income tax, and low property tax. I can think of worse places.
     
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