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What’s New in Health Law


New Case


Private Cause of Action

The Court of Appeals of Michigan ruled that a patient’s estate could not sue a hospital for alleged violations of the Michigan Public Health Code.  However, the court did not dismiss plaintiff’s claims that violations of the Public Health Code may lead to a rebuttable presumption of negligence by the hospital.

The court also dismissed the estate’s claim of ordinary negligence because the basis of the estate’s claim involved technical medical knowledge from which a jury of laypeople could not determine negligence.  Accordingly, the claims were required to conform to the procedural requirements of a medical malpractice action.
Estate of Allen v. Dixit

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Question of the Week

Can our professional practice evaluation/peer review committee use e-mail to communicate with physicians about the review of clinical or behavioral concerns?

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