Does a patient’s right to privacy dissolve when you bring a medical malpractice case? A new ruling by the Florida Supreme Court says no. The ruling stemmed from a 2013 case in which defendants in a medical malpractice lawsuit sought to interview a deceased patient’s health care provider for personal medical information. Known as “ex parte” communications, these private and secret meetings were permitted by Florida’s medical malpractice laws. These secret interviews were struck down by the court in a 4-3 decision in November of this year. In the decision, the court found that the law “gashed Florida’s constitutional right to privacy”. Under the law, conversations between defense attorneys and medical providers could occur without the plaintiff or their attorneys present, or worse, without them knowing that the meetings were happening. The ruling by the Florida Supreme Court found that these private and clandestine meetings violated a patient’s right to privacy.
Why Do My Privacy Rights Matter?
Privacy rights are very important to you and to the team of personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Brotman Nusbaum Ibrahim & Adelman. Our personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers believe strongly that medical records and any information passed from patient to doctor and vice versa are private and confidential. We fight for our client’s rights and have a commitment to justice you won’t find with other South Florida personal injury law firms. The issue of medical malpractice is very real with people experiencing negligent behavior from doctors that cause injury and death. If you don’t have a lawyer committed to justice, then you’re not doing your case any favors.
At Brotman Nusbaum Ibrahim & Adelman, our team works on a wide range of malpractice cases. It’s important to find a medical malpractice lawyer who has experience. Some malpractice cases are diagnosis problems, others involve surgical mistakes. The challenges you face due to the malpractice can vary from case to case. Still, the right support is crucial for your case. Our knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyers work with many case types, including:
-Failure to Diagnose
-Failure to Test
-Lack of Informed Consent
These are just a few of the medical malpractice cases our team at Brotman Nusbaum Ibrahim & Adelman can assist with. We understand that the injuries and problems caused by medical malpractice cases can be challenging. At Brotman Nusbaum Ibrahim & Adelman, we understand the necessity of comprehensive legal support for your malpractice case. We’re here to help in your case, pursuing options when it comes to damages and much more. Call our medical malpractice lawyers in Boca Raton today to learn more about the damages you may be able to pursue in your case.
The post Florida Supreme Court Finds Malpractice Law Amendments Unconstitutional appeared first on Brotman Nusbaum Ibrahim & Adelman.