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The peer-review fishbowl



Not only can doctors' peer-review deliberations be laid open to the scrutiny of hostile lawyers in medical malpractice lawsuits, but now the Eleventh Circuit has ruled that they can be exposed to such scrutiny in employment-discrimination lawsuits too. "[E]ven if read narrowly, the case will lead to more lawsuits and a decrease in doctors' willingness to sit on peer review committees, said [Atlanta lawyer] Paul R. Koster, who represents the hospital sued in the case."

 

 


Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute
igorodetski@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Press Officer,
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

Published by the Manhattan Institute

The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.