George v. Beach Club Villas Condominium Assoc.
833 SO.2D 816, 2002.FL.0005193
Florida Court of Appeals
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A black widow spider bit Anthony Cowart while Cowart was a patient at the St. Josephs Hospital emergency room. Cowart and his wife, Terry, sued the hospital, seeking compensation for the bite under theories of ordinary negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and loss of consortium. A jury awarded damages under each of these theories. St. Josephs appeals, contending that, as a matter of law, it was not liable to the Cowarts. We agree and reverse. Our reversal moots the issue on cross-appeal, in which the Cowarts claim the trial court erred in denying their motion for attorneys fees based on an offer of judgment.