• Supreme Court Holds Health Care Professional Engaged to Provide an Independent Medical Records Review Owes No Duty of Care to Patient.
  • October 15, 2014 | Author: Nicole J. Benjamin
  • Law Firm: Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. - Providence Office
  • In a case of first impression, the Rhode Island Supreme Court held that a doctor who was hired by a third party to provide an opinion about a patient based solely on his review of the patient’s records did not owe a duty of care to the patient. Consequently, the doctor cannot be held liable in a suit by the patient for any negligence occurring in connection with the doctor’s medical records review.