The U.S. Supreme Court denied review of the Daniel Stahl v. Hialeah Hospital case, which was dodged by the Florida Supreme Court earlier this year. The case would have forced a decision on whether that state’s workers’ comp system still provides an adequate remedy to the civil justice system. Observers thought back when the case was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in June that the chances of it being heard were low, given that workers’ comp is understood as a state matter. Mark Zientz, Stahl’s counsel, told WorkCompCentral he hopes these cases make Florida legislators hesitate before making any more benefit reductions.
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