In Florida, in virtually every case, patients have a legal right to obtain copies of their medical records or look at the originals. Generally speaking, when the records are needed to continue medical care, they should be given to the patient free of charge. If the patient simply wants them for review purposes, the health care professional may charge a fee for that service. The amount charged is covered by law, and it is based on the kind of record needed and the number of copies requested.
Additional Frequently Asked Questions
- Why Do Attorneys Turn Down Medical Malpractice Cases?
- Do Statute of Limitations Apply in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits If Symptoms Were Present Immediately but Got Worse Recently?
- How Do I Know If I’m Within the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice?
- Do You Have to Prove a Doctor-Patient Relationship if You Sue?
- Are There Limitations on Damages In Florida Medical Malpractice Cases?