The Wrights brought suit on behalf of their son Jeffrey who was injured at GHH during birth. Their attorney was given GHH nurse contact information but warned not to contact them without GHH legal staff present. Their attorney petitioned to allow ex parte communication with the nurses which was denied due to provisions of Washington Rev. Code § 5.50.060(2) for attorney client protections.
On appeal, the Supreme Court of Washington held that the attorney client privilege did not bar communication with non party personnel as long as they did not possess managerial authority "to speak for and bind" the hospital. See: Wright v. Health Group Hospital, 103 Wn. 192, 691 P.2d 564 (Wash. 1984).
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Wright v. Health Group Hospital
|Cite||103 Wn. 192, 691 P.2d 564 (Wash. 1984)|
|Level||State Supreme Court|