Excluding Inadmissible Hearsay From Medical Records

, New York Law Journal

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In their Medical Malpractice Defense column, John L.A. Lyddane and Barbara D. Goldberg of Martin Clearwater & Bell write: It is familiar law that, ordinarily, physicians' or hospital records are admissible to the extent they are germane to treatment, but that details of how a particular injury allegedly occurred are not relevant and subject to redaction. A recent trial illustrates how a complex underlying fact pattern can complicate the issue of hearsay in medical records.

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