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Patient Safety Work Product Protected from Discovery in Malpractice Case

In a medical malpractice case brought on behalf of a deceased patient against a physician, the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia held, among other things, that two event reports were patient safety work product and, thus, protected from disclosure under the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act.

Earhart v. Elder

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In one of the cases in this week’s Health Law Express, the hospital was required to give physicians a hearing for failing to provide data — is that generally an event that would give rise to a hearing?

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