I have had cases like the one below with both anonymous and signed reports removed from medical charts. In one case, a doctor met me in a restaurant across the street from the hospital and delivered to me his copy of a report that had been removed from the patient’s chart. I have also been involved in cases challenging peer review privileges asserted by Hospitals. I have even secured a court order compelling a Hospital to produce JCAHO sentinel event reports. These are extraordinarily difficult issues to litigate – factually and legally. They require patience, resources, experience, and – most importantly – persistence.
This Pennsylvania case in the news today made me think of the hard work required by trial lawyers.
A Pennsylvania Superior Court panel on Thursday told a University of Pittsburgh hospital that it must make an effort to identify the author of an anonymous report regarding the treatment of a patient who died, saying the whistleblower protections of the state’s Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Act don’t block the hospital from revealing the author’s identity.
Read more at: https://www.law360.com/personal-injury-medical-malpractice/articles/1721860?nl_pk=029cff45-637f-44e3-babf-75563f8e0bfd&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=personal-injury-medical-malpractice&utm_content=2023-09-15&read_main=1&nlsidx=0&nlaidx=3?copied=1