Florida medical privacy News

Trial Attorneys Challenge Florida’s Medical Malpractice Law

Florida trial attorneys filed five lawsuits against health care providers challenging a state law that imposes new restrictions on medical malpractice claims. The attorneys allege that the law allows medical malpractice defendants to acquire personal health care information about a …

Florida Court Bans Private Doctor-Lawyer Meetings in Malpractice Cases

Malpractice defendants must not try to circumvent a Florida law that bars them from obtaining confidential medical information about plaintiffs from other doctors or dentists who are treating them, the state Supreme Court said in a recent ruling. The 5-2 …

Florida Bill Seeks to Curb Medical Malpractice Claims

The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature is pushing ahead this year with changes meant to curb medical malpractice lawsuits against doctors. This effort is being criticized as an attack on the privacy rights of patients and comes at a time when fewer …