The Medical Liability Claimant's Compensation Amendment

Article I, Section 26

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Proposes to amend the State Constitution to provide that an injured claimant who enters into a contingency fee agreement with an attorney in a claim for medical liability is entitled to no less than 70% of the first $250,000.00 in all damages received by the claimant, and 90% of damages in excess of $250,000.00, exclusive of reasonable and customary costs and regardless of the number of defendants. This amendment is intended to be self-executing.

Citizens For A Fair Share, Inc.
113 East College Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301-0000
(850) 224-6496
  Contact: Sandra B. Mortham, Chairperson

Signatures: **Verified Totals are UNOFFICIAL until the Initiative receives certification and a ballot number.
 Required for review by Attorney General: 48,869 
 Required to have initiative on the ballot: 488,722 
 ** Number currently valid: 499,148 
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Status: Passed
Approval Date: 09/08/2003 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 02/05/2004 
Attorney General: 02/09/2004 
Sent to Supreme Court: 03/08/2004 
Supreme Court Ruling: Constitutional  
SC Ruling Date: 07/15/2004 
Made Ballot: 07/19/2004 
Ballot Number: 3  
Election Date: 11/02/2004 
 Votes For: 4,583,164   
 Votes Against: 2,622,143   

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