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Records Produced by Hospital for Government Investigation not Protected by Peer Review Privilege

Documents and communications generated by a hospital during a governmental agency’s investigation of a failed medical procedure are not protected from discovery by the Pennsylvania Peer Review Protection Act, 63 P.S. §425.1 et seq., the Superior Court held in Yocabet v. UPMC Presbyterian and University of Pittsburgh Physicians

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:28+00:00 June 24th, 2015|Categories: Civil Litigation, Health Law|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Records Produced by Hospital for Government Investigation not Protected by Peer Review Privilege

Evidence of Patient’s Consent to Treatment Inadmissible in Medical Negligence Action

Evidence that a patient affirmatively consented to treatment after being informed of the risks of that treatment is generally irrelevant to a cause of action sounding in medical negligence, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in Brady v. Urbas.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:29+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|Categories: Civil Litigation, Health Law|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Evidence of Patient’s Consent to Treatment Inadmissible in Medical Negligence Action