Barbara J. Pariente C. Alan Lawson Charles T. Canady doctors/physicians Florida Supreme Court Jorge Labarga judicial misconduct Mark Boyle medical malpractice Peggy A. Quince R. Fred Lewis Ricky Polston
Ms. Edwards, a surgical patient at Bartow Regional Medical Center, sued the hospital and her surgeon, Dr. Thompson, alleging medical negligence. She sought various records; the hospital provided some and refused others. Ms. Edwards argued the hospital had to provide more records under a provision of the state constitution approved by voters in 2004. The trial judge reviewed the records and ordered the hospital to provide some of them. The hospital appealed to the Second District Court of Appeal, which ruled the constitutional provision did not apply to the disputed records. Ms. Edwards asked this Court to review the case.
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