Alliance for Patient Safety

                            All that is necessary for the triumph of evil...
                                                                ... is for good men to do nothing.

                                                                                                   Edmund Burke

Retaliation Against Physicians - Anthony C. Catipay, MD

Exceprt from Catipay v. Trumbull Memorial Hospital,
Judgement Eleventh Appeallate District, Ohio

Matters came to a head over three issues: (1) the hospital’s lack of a twenty-four hour pediatric house officer to aid in the resuscitation of distressed newborns; (2) appellant’s belief that certain pediatricians were not responding immediately to calls to assist distressed newborns; and (3) his department chief, Dr. Parisa Khavari’s (“Khavari”), refusal to serve a rotation on the house emergency obstetrics schedule.

Because of his concerns, appellant wrote numerous letters in an effort to resolve these issues to his satisfaction.

... [The Hospital Board of Trustees] notified appellant that he would not be reappointed to the medical staff and that his privileges were suspended pending a final determination of the Board following the conclusion of the hearing and appeal process.