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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."



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.