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 - Osamah A. El-Attar, MD

  1. On 8/19/2011 the Court of Appeal for the State of California reversed the Superior Court judgment and remanded back with instructions to issue a writ directing the hospital to vacate its decision against appellant and grant him a new judicial review hearing. Appellant to have his costs on appeal.

    Read Judgement


  2. CMA's Amicus Brief in support of El-Attar, M.D. from:

    In this case, Dr. El-Attar's medical staff privileges were not renewed by the hospital's governing Board.

    Following a finding by the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) that there was no basis for the hospital to deny Dr. El-Attar's reappointment to the medical staff, the hospital bypassed the MEC and picked its own panel and hearing officer over Dr. El-Attar's objections.

    CMA filed an amicus brief in support of Dr. El-Attar arguing that medical staffs are required to abide by their bylaws and cannot designate their governing body to act on its behalf, except in rare circumstances.

    Read CMA Amicus


  3. AB 655 vs. El-Attar v. Hollywood Presbyterian Med Ctr - article by Robert Weinmann, M.D. - 8/24/2011 - Read Article