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October 10, 2014

11th Circ. Upholds Fla. HIPAA Waiver Law


The Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a key part of a controversial Florida medical malpractice law. The court found the law's requirement of prospective plaintiffs to sign a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) waiver is fully compliant with the act and its regulations.

Partner Mark Delegal said, “This is critically important to create a level playing field in the defense of health care providers accused of malpractice." Mr. Delegal worked for 20 years on getting the law passed to allow hospitals and doctors who are defendants in medical malpractice suits equal access to medical fact witnesses.

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