Hospital Tries to Dodge Records Request but must Provide Records to Court for ReviewPublished: Feb 12, 2021 by John Izzo
Douglas Graff of Graff & McGovern is representing several plaintiffs in a defamation suit brought against Mount Carmel Health System based upon the hospital throwing them “under the bus” when it investigated Dr. William Husel, who was indicted in 2019 on twenty-five counts of murder for allegedly giving patients fatal doses of fentanyl.
The Plaintiffs requested documents from the hospital’s investigation of the deaths, but the hospital claimed they were privileged and refused to turn them over. Judge Jolson rejected the hospital’s arguments for keeping all the records from the plaintiffs. Instead, Judge Rolson indicated that Mount Carmel must think carefully as it puts together a privilege log setting forth its justification for refusing disclosure. After Mount Carmel’s submission, Judge Rolson will review each document to determine if it is privileged or must be released to the plaintiffs.
For more information, review the article from Law360 here.
The attorneys at Graff & McGovern fight for their clients’ rights. You can e-mail Doug Graff here or call him at 614-228-5800.