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As I envision it, the upshot of the Florida Supreme Court ruling will be suits filed by next of kin claiming a physician willfully and contumaciously acted too soon, in defiance of dear old Dad's wishes; suits filed by next of kin claiming the physician waited too long, thereby costing the plaintiffs an additional $500,000 in hospital bills (the superlawyers will allege physician-hospital conspiracy to run up said bills); and suits filed by family members who voted on the losing side in a family-independent physician conference seeking to have the courts overturn the results of the conference.