Florida lawmakers appear to be inching closer on changes to the state’s medical-malpractice system, with a House committee Tuesday scrapping proposals that likely would have run into opposition in the Senate.
The House Judiciary Committee scaled back a bill (HB 827) that earlier included proposals such as shielding hospitals from liability if negligence is caused by physicians who work at the hospitals as independent contractors. Senate Judiciary Chairman Tom Lee, R-Brandon, said last month that such proposals “went too far.”
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