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Florida's Free Kill Law and its effect on medical malpractice claims


Florida’s Free Kill Law prevents children and parents of adult children from seeking damages in cases of fatal medical malpractice. The law has a wide-reaching impact on families throughout the state.


  • Sabrina Davis, who lost her father three years ago in what the Florida Department of Health determined was medical malpractice. 
  • Heather Crawford, anchor and First Coast News reporter.

Cathedral Arts Project

The Cathedral Arts Project strives to empower Northeast Florida to lead the nation in delivering vital and accessible arts education, recognizing, nurturing and amplifying each child’s unique skills and strengths. We talked with Dr. Lucy Chen, vice president of advocacy community engagement at Cathedral Arts Project, and Principal Davina Parker, who shared insights into the countless benefits the organization provides.

Chelsea Saddler

Folk musician Chelsea Saddler joined us in studio to discuss the release of her upcoming album and to tell us about her upcoming show at Waterworks in St. Augustine on Dec. 14.

If you are interested in attending the event, you can find information here.

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Kathy Waterman joined WJCT News 89.9 as associate producer after graduating from the University of North Florida with a degree in multimedia journalism. She was previously a production intern on the station's talk shows.