In Florida, five lawyers recently filed separate lawsuits in state and federal courts in an effort to overturn a new law designated to protect doctors facing medical malpractice lawsuits.
According to an article on law360.com, “the lawsuits claim that the law that went into effect violates the rights to privacy in the state constitution as well as a federal law that protects patients’ privacy. The law allows – but does not require – any health care provider called as a witness to breach patient confidentiality and give the defendant’s attorneys information about a patient’s treatment. That provision applies to the informal fact finding before a lawsuit is filed.”
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