Ga. High Court Crushes Discovery Bid In Malpractice Case

Law360, Los Angeles (May 22, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT) -- The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday that the plaintiff in a medical malpractice action couldn't use the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act to force WellStar Health System Inc. to turn over interview transcripts, saying they were attorney-client work product.

James B. Jordan, the husband of a woman who allegedly died from ovarian cancer due to a Wellstar doctor's malpractice, sued the health system and physician in 2010. The high court granted the writ of certiorari in the case in November, after a trial court...
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