LEO: Medical Malpractice Counsel -  LE Op. 204


Medical Malpractice Counsel - Doctor-Patient Privilege.


April 1, 1970


It is not improper for an attorney representing a defendant in a medical

malpractice suit to seek and obtain without plaintiff's knowledge or

consent information from other doctors who may have treated said plaintiff

even though such information may be within the doctor-patient privilege.


Committee Opinion April 1, 1970