Thursday, May 31, 2007

An attorney weighs in on Flea’s malpractice settlement

As Kevin reported earlier this morning, pediatrician blogger Flea settled his medical malpractice case the morning after his blog was revealed in trial. A New York attorney reflects on what it means:

The issues I raised, in the event plaintiffs' counsel discovered his blog, ran to the risks of losing his attorney-client privilege for all such communications. If this happened, he could be cross-examined on how he was coached by his defense team to act in front of the jury and the advice they gave him. He also ran the risk of his own insurance carrier trying to disclaim coverage if it thought he was hindering the defense.

Chilling indeed.

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