41 Fla. L. Weekly D1633a
Appeals — Certiorari — Review of order allowing amendment of complaint to allege punitive damages — Appellate court may not review order authorizing claim for punitive damages beyond determining whether trial court followed procedural requirements
TENET HIALEAH HEALTHSYSTEM, INC., a Florida corporation, d/b/a Hialeah Hospital, Petitioner, vs. YAILENIS GONZALEZ and DUNIESKI ANZON, as parents of Daniela Anzon, a deceased minor, Respondents. 3rd District. Case No. 3D16-518. L.T. Case No. 10-26205. Opinion filed July 13, 2016. On Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, William Thomas, Judge. Counsel: Billing, Cochran, Lyles, Mauro & Ramsey, P.A., and Donna M. Krusbe and Kenneth W. Morgan, Jr. (West Palm Beach), for petitioner. Robbins & Reynolds, P.A., and Michael J. Vecchione and Robert A. Robbins; Carlos O. Fernandez, for respondents.
(Before SUAREZ, C.J., and SHEPHERD and SALTER, JJ.)
(PER CURIAM.) Tenet Hialeah Healthsystem, Inc., d/b/a Hialeah Hospital, petitions for certiorari review of orders allowing Yailenis Gonzalez and Dunieski Anzon, as parents of Daniela Anzon, a deceased minor, to amend their complaint to allege punitive damages in this action for mishandling of the minor’s corpse. This court may not review an order authorizing a claim for punitive damages beyond determining whether the trial court followed the procedural requirements. See Globe Newspaper Co. v. King, 658 So. 2d 518 (Fla. 1995); Parker, Landeman & Parker, P.A. v. Riccard, 871 So. 2d 1043 (Fla. 5th DCA 2004); Delta Health Grp., Inc. v. Jackson, 798 So. 2d 857 (Fla. 5th DCA 2001); Munroe Reg’l Health Sys., Inc. v. Estate of Gonzales, 795 So. 2d 1133 (Fla. 5th DCA 2001). Accordingly, because the lower court complied with the procedural requirements in making its determination in this case, we deny the petition for writ of certiorari.
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