Alliance for Patient Safety

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

                                                                                                   Edmund Burke

Retaliation Against James M. Donnell, M.D.

    In Donnell v. HCA Health Services of Kansas, Inc., the Kansas Court of Appeals held on July 6, 2001 that physician peer reviewers are immune from liability under HCQIA even if their investigations are sloppy, negligent, and wrong. Physicians must prove bad faith and malice to have a peer review decision overturned.
    See Swinging pendulum of peer review immunity
    Read Kansas Court of Appeal Decision