A lawyer may be sued for slandering someone during the course of out of court witness interviews. However, if the lawyer's statements are related to the underlying lawsuit, the person suing the lawyer must show that the statement was made for the primary purpose of injuring the reputation of the plaintiff.
Apart from being known as one of the most fun and exciting vacation destinations in the world, central Florida is also home to some of the best hospitals regionally, as well as nationwide. And Orlando hospital ratings are some of the best out of all ratings across the United States. According to the 2016 Best Hospital Rankings by US News, Orlando Regional Medical Center ranks nationally in 5 pediatric specialties, number 11 regionally; while Florida Hospital is ranked regionally at number 6 among hospitals in the state with marks for high performance in 9 adult conditions and procedures.
The number of mistakes occurring in hospitals is quite shocking. In fact, a new study has shown that medical errors are considered the third leading cause of death in the country, and these errors result in approximately 250,000 deaths every year.
Because of gaps in hospital reporting requirements, these numbers could actually be much higher.