Supreme Court Townes Decision

June 11, 2018

Florida Supreme Court refines the nature of claims subject to Chapter 766 presuit requirements. National Deaf Academy LLC v. Townes, 2018 WL 1959642 (Fla. 2018). Chapter 766, Florida Statutes imposes statutory condition precedents to bringing suit in medical malpractice cases. When suit has been filed without compliance with the presuit requirements of Chapter 766, “the […]

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Smith Hulsey Attorneys Featured in Jacksonville Magazine

April 11, 2018

Jacksonville Magazine recently highlighted Smith Hulsey attorneys who have been highly ranked this year by Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. Two Smith Hulsey shareholders, Stephen Busey and Stephen Moore, were featured in the article for being named 2018 “Lawyers of the Year” in their fields of practice. Stephen Busey was […]

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Limits on Immunity from Suit for Credentialing and Peer Review Actions

February 7, 2018

The Florida 2nd DCA issued a recent decision, Hakki v. Galencare, Inc., 43 FLW D263 (Fla. 2d DCA, 1/31/18), that provides additional insight into medical staff credentialing. In this case, the Chief of Surgery, Dr. Hakki, alleged that the surgical services department of the hospital was underreporting surgical complications and that this was being done […]

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