At least five Supreme Court justices in Florida recently questioned the legality of a medical malpractice law following concerns that the privacy rights of plaintiffs may be violated by the law, an article of WUSF News reported on December 9.
Reports said the justices are trying to determine the legality of the “ex parte communications” made by lawyers who defend doctors accused of negligence in their profession. Under such a law, defense attorneys may obtain plaintiff information from attending doctors regarding treatments they have undergone. This communication would not involve the plaintiff’s legal counsel. The information gathering process, critics claimed, could compromise the privacy of the plaintiff’s medical records because it is disclosed to defense attorneys.
The West Palm Beach attorneys of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck, P.A. advocate for families whose loved ones have been victims of negligent doctors. If you are in this situation, we may be able to help you file a medical malpractice claim to help you obtain the compensation you need for recovery. Call us today at (561) 689-8180 to learn more about your options.