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Multicolored pills. Photo: Iryna Imago/Shutterstock.com. The lawsuit alleged a hospital patient died of severe withdrawal symptoms after the defendant suddenly stopped administering her usual medications. Photo: Iryna Imago/Shutterstock.com.

A plaintiff reluctant to describe his allegations against a Broward hospital and a Lauderdale Lakes behavioral treatment facility as medical negligence tripped on an appellate hurdle Wednesday, when the Fourth District Court of Appeal threw out his lawsuit because it didn’t comply with the strict requirements of Florida’s medical malpractice statute.

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Raychel Lean

Raychel Lean reports on South Florida litigation for the Daily Business Review. Send an email to rlean@alm.com, or follow her on Twitter via @raychellean.

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