United States District Court, N.D. Georgia, Atlanta Division
OPINION AND ORDER
WILLIAM S. DUFFEY, JR. UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
matter is before the Court on Defendant Bennett L.
Kight's (“Defendant”) Motion to Reconsider
the Court's Order Unsealing Private Medical,
Neuropsychological, and Financial Records 
(“Motion to Reconsider”). Defendant seeks the Court to
reconsider its March 2, 2018, Order  denying a variety
of Defendant's motions to seal medical records and
after the issue of Defendant's incompetency to stand
trial was raised by Defendant, the Court allowed various
medical records to be sealed because it was unclear if they
would later be used to evaluate Defendant's competency.
At the time, it was appropriate to protect Defendant's
privacy interests in his medical records. During the course
of briefing his competency issue, Defendant, however,
disclosed in intricate detail in his publicly-filed motions
and pleadings, Defendant's medical diagnoses, treatments,
and evaluations attributing Defendant's cognitive
deterioration to various medical issues he experienced,
including injury caused by a trip outside of his home. The
competency hearing, which spanned two days in January 2018,
focused on detailed medical examination, testing, diagnoses,
evaluations, and opinions, and records associated with them.
Defendant's medical records and medical history were
discussed at length by Defendant's expert, Dr. Jason
King, and they were used by Defendant extensively during the
examination of Defendant's treating physician, Dr.
Chadwick Hales, and during the lengthy cross-examination of
the Court's expert, Dr. Daniel Marson. That is, Defendant
has made public a broad body of his medical records and
intricate detail about his medical history, because, the
Court concludes, he believed it was necessary to advocate the
issue of his competency. The disclosure of this detailed
medical information was useful to the Court in evaluating
Defendant's competency to stand trial and it was relied
on in detail in the Court's opinion issued on February 2,
that said, it is possible there are entries in the medical
records that are unrelated to the medical issues and evidence
raised as part of Defendant's incompetency claim. If so,
the Court will reconsider if any of the medical records
requested to be sealed should be maintained under seal or if
it should allow public availability of only redacted records.
To assist Defendant with his review of the medical records to
determine what, if any, portions should be redacted in the
publicly available copies, the Court requires the Defendant
to specifically identify that information in the medical
records that Defendant has moved to seal and to identify the
specific information in such records that has not yet been
disclosed in submissions in this case or at the competency
hearing in this action. To aid Defendant to meet this
requirement, the Court has created the following list of
medical events and evaluations that Defendant has relied
upon, and which have been disclosed and discussed in motions
and pleadings, and at the competency hearing:
1. January 2008, Piedmont Hospital admission for left-frontal
intracranial hemorrhage and hematoma and follow-up
doctor's visits through spring of 2008, including
outpatient records from Drs. Dunlevie, Russell, and Hanson,
records from May 2008 Johns Hopkins Medicine Executive Health
Program, and records from Dr. Michael Frankel neurological
consultation. ( at 13, 32;  at 2;  at 11; 
at 79, 81-90).
2. June 1, 2016, neuropsychological evaluation by Dr. Jason
King, resulting in diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment
(“MCI”), multiple domains. ( at 3-5;  at
13  at 14-125).
3. August 9 and November 15, 2016, evaluations by Dr. Angela
Ashley, including Dr. Ashley's vascular dementia
diagnosis. ( at 6-8;  at 16;  at 56, 115-16).
4. December 22, 2016, fall, resulting in a new hematoma,
broken ribs, and a laceration requiring six stitches. (
at 1;  at 2;  at 18-19;  at 124).
5. February 1, 2017, episode of aphasia. ( at 19; 
at 95-101, 186).
6. February 6, 2017, seizure, including treatment notes from
Dr. Hany Atallah and Dr. Kimberly Medhane. ( at 1-2; 
at 2;  at 20-21;  at 186).
7. February 15, 2017 and May 8, 2017, neurological
evaluations by Dr. Maria Silva, M.D., regarding follow-up to
seizure. ( at 9;  at 22;  at 141-42).
8. March 6, 2017, neurosurgery consultation with Dr. Sidney
Wang regarding gait issues. ( at 22).
9. March 10, 2017, consultations with Drs. Belagaje and Mahdi
at Emory Stroke Clinic. ( at 179-82).
10. March 12-16, 2017, urinary and catheter issues
culminating in sepsis, including issues with “lengthy