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By Staff Report
Posted: 09/18/13, 5:23 PM PDT |

A judge has granted a preliminary injunction against Chino Valley Medical Center on two of the six causes of action alleged in a lawsuit filed by a group of doctors over patient care.

Inland Pulmonary Medical Group doctors filed a lawsuit earlier this year against the hospital and its owners, Prime Healthcare, alleging the hospital routinely ignored patients’ wishes to contact IPMG physicians who are familiar with their medical histories.

Officials of Prime Healthcare, which owns the Chino hospital, argued the lawsuit had no merit.

In a 10-page ruling released Wednesday, West Valley Superior Court Judge Janet M. Frangie ruled that IPMG had a “reasonable probability of prevailing” on two of the six causes of action, specifically IPMG’s allegations of the hospital’s intentional interference with contractual relations and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage.

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