However, Floridians for Patient Protection President Jacqueline Imbertson said today she misunderstood the reporter's question.She
was being asked whether her
position was being paid for by the academy.She
is an unpaid volunteer, she
Floridians for Patient Protection
opposes, as does the academy, a proposed cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice suits.
A July 2 Tampa Tribune article quoted Imbertson
as saying: "The group is supported by private individuals and does not receive money from trial attorneys."She
also was unable to say who funded a recent television spot advancing her
quote got the opposition moving quickly.