Monthly Archives: April 2019

No Insurance Coverage for Doctors Who Snoop in Patient Records

By Christopher C. Taintor In Medical Mutual Insurance Company of Maine v. Burka, the First Circuit Court of Appeals addressed a question that has come up with increasing frequency in recent years: what liability insurance coverage, if any, is available to a doctor (or other health care professional) who uses a hospital’s electronic medical record… Read more »

Decision to Discharge Patient Appropriate and Medical Malpractice Prelitigation Screening Panel Not Equivalent to Trial

By Matthew T. Mehalic, Esq., CPCU In Randy N. Oliver, II et al. v. Eastern Maine Medical Center, 2018 ME 123 (August 21, 2018), the Law Court addressed whether EMMC was negligent when it discharged an individual despite contrary instructions given by the individual’s limited guardians to the hospital.  The Superior Court entered judgment in… Read more »