Section Newsletter Articles on Privileged Communications-Physician and Patient Act

The Petrillo doctrine examined By Brad L. Badgley Bench and Bar, December 2016 In McChristian v. Brink, the Appellate Court for the First District, in a case of first impression, applied the Petrillo doctrine to a unique set of facts: where the defendant medical corporation designated a member of the corporation who was also one of plaintiff’s treating doctors as an expert witness on liability, damages and causation.
Don’t fear the reaper By Kevin Lovellette and Mary Jane Adkins Government Lawyers, June 2011 As government attorneys, we should have the ability to speak with a Coroner to gather all the information necessary to properly defend or prosecute on behalf of the People.

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