March 6, 2014
Charles Burns, etc., et al. vs. Palms West Hospital, etc. et al.
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The estate of Enrique Casanovas sued Palms West Hospital after his death, alleging its specialists had refused to treat him and that the hospital had negligently kept those doctors on staff after they had failed to treat other patients before him. The hospital argued the estate had ignored pre-suit requirements mandated under Florida's medical malpractice law. The trial court dismissed the hospital's motion to dismiss but the Fourth District Court of Appeal overturned the trial court. The estate argues here that this claim is not a claim for medical malpractice subject to the pre-suit requirements.