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Petition to Rick Scott, Florida State Senate, Florida State House, Donald Trump, John Cortes, Gary Farmer

Stop Florida's Free Kill Law

The Florida Wrongful Death Act (Florida Statutes 768.16-768.26) otherwise known as "Florida's Free Kill Law". This law protects doctors from being responsible for their malpractice.  Basically the law states, if you are not a spouse or a child under the age of 25, you can not file a medical malpractice claim of a loved one's death.  This affects your parents, brother's, sister's, and children. What level of care are Floridians receiving? The doctor's know they can sweep your loved ones death under the rug, without consequence.  I watched my father bleed out and take his last breath due to several medical errors. Hospital administration admitted major mistakes were made in his care. I have very detailed documentation of his day to to day care, I have photographs I have taken of every life threatening event that he experienced, I have medical records that have been falsified by the hospital, I have an autopsy report proving things happened to my dad that are not accounted for in his records, hidden surgeries...etc. The cover up in his case goes beyond ridiculous. They failed to report his death and tried to get rid of his body. Please watch my video of his story in the "updates" section.  Despite all the physical proof that I have, I can not hold the hospital responsible.  Every lawyer tells me I have a case..but due to this clause, they can not help me. The doctors/hospital got away with murder. They tried to cover it up. They need to be held responsible.  How do these doctors live with themselves?  Has this become so normal in their everyday care of patients....that it doesn't even phase them? How many more families have to suffer? How many more nightmares do I need to endure? How many families are experiencing this same thing?  Let's try and make a change. I will not stop. I made that promise to my father as he took his last breath. We need to protect our family members. Florida is the only state with the type of statute. It is unconstitutional. Doctor's must be held accountable for their actions and especially, cover ups. Ways you can help: 1)Sign my petition 2) Go to: and ask for support of the new bill House Representative John Cortes is sponsoring to end this statute. This is a form email that will automatically ask for support to every House Representative and Senator in the United States. We must get this bill passed in order to protect our loved ones. Thank You  

Debbie McGraw Sowden
12,222 supporters