Barrick V. Holy Spirit Hosp., 2001, 2011 PA Super 251 (Nov. 23, 2011) - Wilkes-Barre, Scranton Personal Injury Lawyers

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Barrick V. Holy Spirit Hosp., 2001, 2011 PA Super 251 (Nov. 23, 2011)

In a recent case, the PA Superior Court held that correspondence between an attorney and counsel and expert witnesses retained by counsel is not discoverable during litigation on the underlying matter.  The mental impressions or legal analysis of counsel in correspondence between treating physician and the attorney constitutes undiscoverable attorney work product, unless the proponent of the discovery requests shows specifically why communication is relevant. This is a very important decision for plaintiffs as it permits attorneys to speak with treating physicians without the fear that the communications will be seen negatively in the case.

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