Two recent decisions out of Lackawanna County could have a broad impact on both plaintiffs and defendants seeking to question doctors about patient care, attorneys said.

In a medical malpractice case, Karim v. Reedy, a defendant obstetrician and nurse were ordered Jan. 11 to submit to a second deposition and answer questions their counsel had instructed them not to answer, saying their opinions couldn’t be discovered without their consent.

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