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Chicago personal injury attorneys Clifford Law Offices is offering a series of legal articles based upon real-life cases, free to the public for educational purposes. An example abstract, 'Establishing Privilege for Medical Documents' is included.

We provide useful legal information to the public because we think this helps people understand their options under the law. We intend to continue to reach out to the public by providing more information on a regular basis

Chicago personal injury attorneys Clifford Law Offices is offering a series of legal articles based upon real-life cases, free to the public for educational purposes. Below is an example abstract:

Establishing Privilege for Medical Documents

By Robert A. Clifford

Elizabeth Ryan's husband was terminally ill from pancreatic cancer. She felt that Staten Island University Hospital lured him into useless treatment using false advertising and misrepresentations of treatments that promised a 95 percent success rate.

She sued the hospital and others alleging fraud, medical malpractice, and violations of New York's consumer protection and public health laws. To prove these allegations, the plaintiff sought the hospital's radiosurgery database, which contained the names of people who received such treatment and their outcomes, back-up CDs, and hard drives, subject to the redaction of the patients' personal information.

It wasn't until the hospital was served with a third set of interrogatories and production of documents that it objected, claiming the documents were privileged.

Who was entitled to these documents?
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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled that the decedent's wife was entitled to these documents. Ryan v. Staten Island University Hospital, E.D.N.Y. , No. 04-2666 (decided Dec. 5, 2006).

"We provide useful legal information to the public because we think this helps people understand their options under the law. We intend to continue to reach out to the public by providing more information on a regular basis," says Robert A Clifford, Founder

The original articles are also available at the Chicago Law Bulletin website

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