2 hospitals in court over 'top doc' ads

March 29, 2009 8:24:45 AM PDT
Those "top docs" issues of regional magazines can be a big deal to some hospitals. Two southern New Jersey hospitals are engaging in a legal battle over who has the most highly-rated doctors.

Camden's Cooper University Hospital and Marlton-based Virtua Health both say the other is misleading with its claims about having the most top doctors. Each wants the other to pay damages.

A consumer advocate and a nurse's union say it doesn't make sense for the well-regarded facilities to be fighting in court.

And the hospitals have had some settlement negotiations.

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