Do I waive my right to privacy in all of my medical records/history by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit or just the records/history relating to the injuries sustained as of the Doctor's negligence.?
Great question, but tough to answer. The answer in your particular situation will depend upon several factors, including (but not limited to) where your suit is venued. Best person to properly answer your question is your own lawyer. And if you don't have a lawyer, that should be your next step without delay. Good luck.
Talk to your lawyer, but the short answer. Yes. You put your medical condition at issue, other side has right to explore. All of it. Good luck.
Not necessarily. But as a practical matter, it may be difficult to draw a line. For example, if you are alleging malpractice in diagnosing a broken leg, you may be able to stop a fishing expedition into your gynecological records. But maybe not. This is the sort of thing that requires a lawyer to really hold that line, and tell you if there is a line in the first place. good luck.
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