• Documents Prepared by Hospitals and other Healthcare Facilities during the Investigation and Evaluation of an Adverse Event Are Privileged under New Jersey’s Patient Safety Act
  • February 6, 2015 | Authors: Vincent R. Lodato; Beth S. Rose
  • Law Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. - Newark Office
  • If you are defending a product liability case in New Jersey, don’t count on obtaining through discovery documents reflecting a healthcare institution’s investigation of an adverse medical event. In C.A. v. Bentolila, No. A-32-2012, 2014 N.J. LEXIS 921 (N.J. Sep. 29, 2014), the New Jersey Supreme Court addressed when documents prepared by hospitals and other healthcare facilities during an investigation and evaluation of an adverse medical event are privileged and not subject to discovery in civil lawsuits.