HealthLawProf Blog

Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Creighton University School of Law

Friday, December 24, 2004

How Not to Lobby for MedMal Reform has an interesting article on a hospital's efforts to lobby for tort reform and some privacy problems that arose.  A doctor's group that videotaped a woman's emergency room visit as part of a tort reform informational ad has been sued by the now-deceased woman's relatives who are alleging a violation of privacy.

I am surprised that the hospital and the doctors didn't run this informational ad idea by their lawyers - with the enactment of HIPAA - you would think that someone would vet the idea and final ad for potential for privacy violations.


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