Your medical information is private in Florida. You and the doctors who work with you to help you get the care you need are the only people who see these documents outside administrative needs at the hospital. When you've been injured and are seeking compensation, you will need to provide information about your injuries to the court and your lawyer. You need to have the right medical paperwork in order to put together a strong personal injury case.
You will have to sign a medical release form in order for your attorney or others to view your medical papers. The release will only allow those you indicate to see the medical information. This is because the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA, requires patient information to be strictly confidential when it contains medical information. In order to release your information, you must waive your rights to HIPAA protection with a release form.