In neighboring news:

The Florida Supreme Court has set oral arguments for the Daniel Stahl v. Hialeah Hospital case for April 6th, 2016. The case, another major challenge to exclusive remedy in the Sunshine State, questions whether the state’s workers’ comp system is adequate in light of the 2003 reforms that eliminated permanent partial disability benefits. Two other workers’ comp cases, Bradley Westphal v. City of St. Petersburg et al. and Marvin Castellanos v. Next Door Co. et al., are also pending before the Florida Supreme Court. While Westphal challenges the adequacy of the state’s 104-week cap on temporary benefits, Castellanos argues that the attorney fee provision hinders an injured worker’s ability to obtain legal representation.

Read further coverage via Business Insurance here. Read the filing in full here: Florida Supreme Court Stahl oral argument

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