Hospital Asks NJ High Court To Keep Injury Probe Docs Secret

Law360, New York (November 6, 2013, 9:06 PM EST) -- An attorney for a hospital targeted in a case seeking clarification of confidentiality provisions in New Jersey’s Patient Safety Act told the state’s Supreme Court on Wednesday that investigative information related to a patient injured at birth was protected, while an attorney for the injured plaintiff’s mother disputed that privilege.

A state appeals court found in August 2012 that Esther Applegrad, whose baby was brain damaged at birth in Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J., had a right to access the hospital's investigative and peer-review records relating...
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