984 So. 2d 478 (Fla. 2008)

This case, argued at the Supreme Court of Florida by Chris Carlyle, is the leading case concerning Amendment 7, also known as the “Patients’ Right to Know” Amendment. Amendment 7 became part of the Florida Constitution in 2004. On appeal from a case where the Firm was victorious at the Fifth District Court of Appeal (Florida Hospital Waterman v. Buster, 932 So. 2d 344 (Fla. 5th DCA 2006)), the Supreme Court of Florida held that Amendment 7 applied retroactively to existing records of adverse medical incidents; the retroactive application of the Amendment did not violate hospital’s due process rights; and that the Amendment was self-executing and enforceable as of the date of its passage.