Fla. Hospital Can Verify Records Request In Med Mal Suit

Litigation and Trials   |   Mass Tort and Product Liability   |   Health Care   |   August 24, 2018
A Law360 article, “Fla. Hospital Can Verify Records Request in Med Mal Suit,” highlighted a recent Florida appeals court ruling confirming that a hospital, Shands Jacksonville Medical Center Inc., can seek verification of individuals asking for medical records. Carlton Fields attorneys Christine Davis Graves and James Parker-Flynn represented Shands.
The case, brought by a deceased defendant’s representatives, was overturned from lower court when the First District Court of Appeals argued that Shands had the right to establish the legal status of a person requesting patient medical records without forfeiting the right to demand a pre-suit written medical complaint.
The ruling upholds the state’s protections for the privacy of confidential medical information.
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