March 18, 2014
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today released the following statement attributed to its General Counsel Tammy Perdue regarding the passage of legal reform legislation, House Bill 379 by Representative David Hood (R-Daytona Beach), relating to damages for medical or health care services, by the Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee.
“AIF applauds the House Civil Justice Subcommittee for advancing Representative Hood’s legislation, addressing accuracy in medical damages, making certain medical treatments are indeed medically necessary.
“AIF supports HB 379 and believes Florida law should require that if medical expenses have already been paid, only evidence of the amount actually paid for medically necessary treatments should be admissible at trial.
“We look forward to continuing the discussion on how Florida can have a clear and level playing field in the courtroom, and advocating for legislation that makes Florida’s legal climate a better place to do business.”
HB 379 is now slated to move onto the House Judiciary Committee.