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Lost in translation?

Sen. Steve Oelrich, R-Cross City, had a question about a medical malpractice bill up for discussion right now.

Say he had an X-ray at a hospital that contracts with a radiology groups. Say the scans are misread and have some other problems. Under the proposal, he can’t sue the private contractor? Or the hospital?

Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, R-Miami, said Oelrich was correct and in fact there was a legal term for it.

“You’re S.O.L,” said Diaz de la Portilla.

Barely suppressed chuckles on the floor. Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, sponsor of the bill seemed to disagree.

“This is plain English,” he said of his bill. “I don’t know that Spanish.”