Don't Overlook Federal Protections When Defending Against Physicians' Retaliation Lawsuits

By: Barry S. Landsberg | Joanna S. McCallum
– Daily Journal

Manatt Health Care Litigation Partner Barry Landsberg and Appellate Partner Joanna McCallum co-authored an article for Daily Journal on how defendants can utilize the federal Health Care Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA) to protect hospitals and peer reviewers in physicians' retaliation lawsuits.  

In the article, they explained why California litigants have often overlooked HCQIA, despite it being a useful tool to protect physician peer review, and described how it can be applied effectively. “It should be a standard part of hospitals’ and medical staffs’ defenses to physician litigation challenging peer review disciplinary action,” they wrote.  

Daily Journal subscribers can read the full article here.  



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