August 21, 2012
Benjamin Weigel successfully defended a Hardin County, Kentucky chiropractor against allegations of professional misconduct during a hearing before the Kentucky Board of Chiropractic Examiners. The Attorney General of Kentucky claimed that the chiropractor violated a patient’s confidentiality interests and that he failed to respond to an inquiry letter regarding the matter. The defense countered that the patient’s confidential health information was disclosed to no one without a need to know and that the inquiry letter did not mandate a response. The presiding administrative law judge agreed, and dismissed the matter with prejudice at the close of the Attorney General’s case upon motion for directed verdict.