Hospital settles surgeons’ complaints of quality control for $4 million

by • March 1, 2008 • UncategorizedComments Off on Hospital settles surgeons’ complaints of quality control for $4 million1186

• The Gist: In such a complex he said/she said case, accurate scrutiny of medical records and billing would be key.

By Sam Hemingway
for The Medical-Legal News

Vermont’s medical community is still scratching its head over the outcome of a lawsuit filed in federal court in Burlington by a physician who claimed a 70-bed community hospital near the Canadian border plotted to destroy his career after he voiced criticism about its quality control procedures.

The hospital, the privately owned Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, announced on Jan. 28 that it will pay $4 million to settle the case…

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