A Florida Constitution Revision Commission panel this week killed a proposal to gut Florida's Patient's Right to Know About Adverse Medical Incidents provision in the state Constitution. After hearing compelling testimony from nine Florida Justice Association leaders who discussed the importance of the transparency provided to Floridians, the panel voted 4 to 3 against the proposal to effectively shield the reports behind attorney/client privilege.
To see Bryan's argument click here, and skip to the 3:12:15 mark.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit released its opinion in the bad-faith action by Creed & Gowdy's client, Mrs. Ethel Cousin, against GEICO Insurance Company. The court vacated the lower court's summary judgement, which was in favor of GEICO, and held that there were genuine issues of material fact whether GEICO acted in bad faith when handling Mrs. Cousin's insurance claim. Read the entire opinion here.
In the latest of a series of our med mal arbitration fights in the southeast, the Supreme Court has refused to grant Kindred Hospital East LLC's certiorari petition after a ruling in the Florida appellate court found that the healthcare provider's patient arbitration agreement was unenforceable since it ran afoul of state law. Bryan Gowdy represented the respondent in the case and pushed for denial of the petition. Read the article here.
Peter Kang of Law360 interviewed Bryan Gowdy for his opinions on Florida cases that had significant rulings in 2017. The interview was part of 360's article on The Biggest Med Mal Decisions And Verdicts Of 2017. Read the full article here.