Bloomberg Law
May 24, 2023, 7:27 PM

Ohio Top Court to Decide on Physician Peer Review Law’s Scope

Mary Anne Pazanowski
Mary Anne Pazanowski
Legal Reporter

The Ohio Supreme Court will determine if the state’s privilege for physician peer review materials applies to resident physicians’ files.

The court said Tuesday that it will review the privilege’s application in a medical malpractice case brought by Kalvyn Stull, who received treatment at Summa Health System in Akron for injuries he received in a car accident.

Stull—through his wife and guardian Cynthia Stull—alleged his injuries were exacerbated by care provided by Mazen Elashi. The first-year resident tried to intubate Stull after he suffered an extended period of respiratory distress following emergency surgery, but Elashi placed the tube into Stull’s ...

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