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Let Us Worry About Protecting Your Clients’ Rights in Tallahassee
FJA is the only association in Florida dedicated to the protection of your practice, your clients’ rights and Florida’s Civil Justice System. Through your continued support, together we will bring justice to thousands of Floridians who need our help.
Every year powerful corporate special interests spend millions of dollars lobbying in Tallahassee against you, your clients, and Florida’s Civil Justice System.
Who are these special interest groups that FJA battles annually? To name a few:
In no other area do our efforts at the Florida Justice Association have more of a direct impact on the success of your practice than during Florida’s annual 60-day legislative session. That’s when your legislative team works tirelessly day and night on behalf of you and your clients.
All FJA members are invited and encouraged to come to Tallahassee during the Legislative Session and join our lobbying ranks. For more information, please click on the following links:
The Florida Justice Association is relentless in the pursuit of justice.
During the 2011 Legislative Session, FJA fought to defend your practice and your clients’ rights around the clock to stop bills relating to:
Emergency Room Sovereign Immunity – Establishing all health care providers & facilities delivering emergency health care as agents of the state for the purposes of sovereign immunity.
Ex Parte Communications - Allowing a treating physician who is NOT a defendant in a medical malpractice lawsuit to discuss their patient and their medical history without the patient or her attorney present.
Non-Delegable Duty of Hospitals – Giving hospitals immunity for the actions of their physicians.
Supplemental Diagnostic Testing Standard of Proof - Providing for clear and convincing evidence for supplemental diagnostic testing.
Auto Insurance - PIP - Issues included, among others, caps on attorney’s fees in PIP cases and class actions, elimination of risk multipliers, required examinations under oath by all providers, extension of the time for payment of claims when fraud suspected, allowing PIP insurer’s to set up captive PPOs, and a sunset of the PIP law in 2012.
Expert Witness Standard - Changing the standard for expert witness testimony in Florida from Frye to Daubert.
Nursing Homes - Providing for caps on noneconomic damages, various revisions to provisions relating to proof and award of punitive damages, restriction on attorney's fees, procedural requirements for pursuing a claim against an officer, director, owner or agent of a nursing home; revised standard of care; limitation of the admissibility of survey reports and noted deficiencies, etc.
We Go On The Offensive Too — For You and Your Clients…
Texting While Driving – We are part of a coalition to ban texting while operating a motor vehicle.
Wrongful Death Exception - FJA continues to fight for the repeal of the medical malpractice exception to the recovery of damages for wrongful death.
Tire Aging – FJA worked to provide for notice to consumers purchasing tires re age of tires and hazards of old tires.
Booster Seats – FJA is also part of a coalition to require booster seats in cars for children of specified age and height.
For more information on FJA’s Legislative & Political efforts or if you have any questions regarding your membership status, contact us by phone at 850.224.9403 or by email at email@example.com.