Challenging Ex Parte Communications With Physicians

Law360, New York (February 4, 2013, 11:35 AM EST) -- Recently, I heard a plaintiffs' lawyer state that an issue of concern to the plaintiffs bar is the defendants increasing ability to talk with plaintiffs’ treating physicians. Apparently, they view this as ground that is their sacred territory. These attorneys’ concerns are real — this article will highlight recent key rulings on this issue in the mass tort arena.

Plaintiffs' and defendants’ lawyers continue to jockey for position in regard to their ability to talk with treating physicians and other health care providers outside of the presence...
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