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Hospital can’t shield communications over credential decision

Policy doesn’t support federal ‘peer review’ privilege, judge says

A surgeon who brought a discrimination suit against the hospital where she used to work was entitled to discovery of allegedly defamatory communications between her former supervisor and another hospital that subsequently rejected her application for credentials, a U.S. magistrate judge has ruled. Plaintiff Deepa Soni, formerly a neurosurgeon at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, ...

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