If you have been a victim of a
medical malpractice case in Orlando, Florida then please give Legally Pink Law a call today to schedule a consultation
with one of our attorneys. Doctors have experience and training that all
of us rely on to help diagnose our problems, treat medical conditions,
and even perform complex surgical procedures. However, there are those
doctors that do not have the same passion for excellence that others do.
Those doctors are the ones whose diagnosis and treatment often fall below
the standard of care causing injury to you or a loved one.
However, there was a new law that a handful of lawyers are trying to overturn
that better protects these negligent doctors from facing medical malpractice
lawsuits. These lawyers that filed separate lawsuits in state and federal
courts believe that this law violates the right to privacy in the state
constitution as well as a federal law that protects the patient’s privacy.
“With everything that is happening in the federal government right
now involving the invasion of privacy of U.S. citizens by their government,
it is appalling to know that in Florida, our legislature and governor
have authorized doctors to divulge their patients’ personal, private
medical history to complete strangers,” said Debra Henley, executive
director of the Florida Justice Association. (Reported by the
This new law allows a health care provider to be called as a witness and
testify concerning the details of the patient’s medical history.
This is a blatant breach of patient confidentiality and will give the
defendant’s attorneys confidential information about the treatment
the patient is receiving.
“Opponents argued when the bill was being debated that it would hurt
people seeking medical malpractice claims. The also pointed to already
stringent rules put in place a decade ago that have helped reduce the
number of medical malpractice claims in Florida from about 2,000 in 2003
to about 900 last year,” the Tampa Tribune explained.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of a medical malpractice claim
and need an
Orlando Personal Injury Lawyer then give Legally Pink Law a call today to schedule a consultation.