Case Lawyers

Ronald W. Chapman Sr., M.P.A., LL.M.
Founding Shareholder

President & CEO

All Offices – Main Office Sarasota
6841 Energy Court
Sarasota, FL 34240
Phone: (941) 893-3449

Related Providers

Related Case Results

Case Result: Court Denies Motion to Compel Production of Peer Review Documents, Based on State Law Privilege

Areas of Law:
Civil Rights 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Correctional Healthcare

Venue:
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan (2016)

Verdict:
Motion to Compel Denied

Details:
The family of a deceased Michigan Department of Corrections inmate sued several corrections officers and medical providers, alleging Defendants failed to provide adequate treatment for the inmate’s asthma.

During the discovery phase of the case, Plaintiff requested Defendants produce copies of any investigations or reviews created in connection with the inmate’s death. We objected on behalf of the medical providers, based on Michigan’s peer review privilege.

Plaintiff filed a Motion to Compel, arguing that a state law privilege did not apply in federal court. The Court denied Plaintiff’s motion, opining that the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has applied Michigan’s state law privilege broadly (Lloyd v. Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland, 766 F.3d 580 (6th Cir. 2014)).

Disclaimer:
This information is a sample of our past results. Prospective clients may not obtain the same or similar results. Every case is different and each case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits. The circumstances of your case may differ from the results provided. The information provided has not been reviewed or approved by the State Bar.

Chapman Law Group’s Aaron Kemp discusses the National Practitioner Data Bank; reporting administrative actions; peer reviews and what federal immunity under the Healthcare Quality Improvement Act is about; summary suspensions; and other things licensing matters.

Do You Have A Related Issue? Contact Us Now!

.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Case Lawyers

Ronald W. Chapman Sr., M.P.A., LL.M.
Founding Shareholder

President & CEO

All Offices – Main Office Sarasota
6841 Energy Court
Sarasota, FL 34240
Phone: (941) 893-3449

Related Providers

Related Case Results

Send this to a friend