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Doctor Emails Protected by ‘Patient Safety’ Privilege (access required)

The federal Patient Safety Act privilege covers email communications between defendant doctor and the hospital’s designated patient safety officer, even if the emails were never actually sent to a “patient safety organization,” and the Norfolk Circuit Court denies plaintiff’s motion ...

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Plaintiff did not follow up after abnormal X-ray in 2009 – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 49, had been treated by various physicians at the defendant clinic since at least 1999 for recurrent sinusitis, upper respiratory infections and allergic rhinitis. He presented to the defendant doctor in December 2009 for an annual physical. The physical ...

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