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What Is Physician-Patient Privilege?

Physician-patient privilege is a serious matter. HIPAA specifies guidelines for maintaining patient privacy even posthumously. While a patient is living and receiving healthcare, statutes surrounding physician-patient privilege protect a patient’s medical records. This is per official HIPAA guidelines and any laws applicable in the state the patient resides. In the case of this article, we’ll explore the state of Florida’s specific guidelines relating to physician-patient privilege when the patient dies.

How Does Amputation Affect Quality of Life?

When something as drastic as an amputation occurs after an accident, a victim may feel that their life has changed for the worst. They may also experience any number of setbacks physically. These setbacks are not linear, and can occur at any time during recovery. The impact of losing a limb can also occur mentally. Victims may feel at peace at one moment, but suffer horrific flashbacks to the accident or the operating room the next. This is the nature of what's known as "medical PTSD" and often occurs alongside amputation injuries....

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