Tag Archives: peer review confidentiality

In what is becoming well settled law, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled that a medical resident is entitled to seek production of the evaluations and records of other residents as part of a federal discrimination claim, regardless of the confidentiality rules of state peer review statutes.  In Gargiulo v. Baystate … Continue Reading

U.S. District Court Holds that State Peer Review Confidentiality is Trumped by Federal Discovery Rights

In Sabharwal v. Mount Sinai Medical Center, Queens Hospital Center, and Won Chee, the plaintiff alleged employment discrimination in that she was subjected to a hostile work environment and unlawful discrimination by not being reappointed as the Assistant Director of Anesthesia on account of age, sex and disability. The plaintiff requested production of certain records maintained … Continue Reading

Peer Review Confidentiality Cases Distinguish Peer Review from Risk Management

Two recent malpractice cases indicate the distinction between ordinary risk management processes and peer review issues. In Johnson v. Detroit Medical Center, a Michigan state court held that a physician’s credentialing file was protected by the confidentiality provisions of Michigan’s Peer Review Confidentiality Statute, and also protected the physician’s operative logs because the doctor/patient privilege protects … Continue Reading

Third Circuit Affirms Judgment for Hospital on Physician Race Discrimination Claims

Ray v. Pinnacle Health Hospitals, Inc. is an interesting physician discrimination case, not because it presents new concepts, but more so because of the use of the hospital’s quality assurance data in the discovery and summary judgment process. The Third Circuit is merely affirming the grant of summary judgment by the United States District Court … Continue Reading