Pa. Justices To Again Weigh Doctors' Peer Review Protections

Law360 (September 16, 2020, 4:08 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to take up an appeal over whether the state's Peer Review Protection Act barred a hospital from having to turn over certain documents in a case accusing a physician of causing a patient's brain damage following two spinal surgeries.

The justices agreed to take up the case after two lower courts ordered St. Clair Hospital to turn over unredacted credentialing files pertaining to a doctor accused of botching two spinal surgeries that court records say caused patient James Leadbitter to suffer a series of strokes.

While the order to release the documents relied on...

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