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 - Diana Smigaj, MD

Dr. Diana Smigaj, 60, who has practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Yakima since 1995, alleges in a lawsuit filed in November that the hospital has targeted her over the years because she is a woman and "a serious competitive threat" to its control over birth and maternity care in Yakima County.

  1. Washington Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Dr. Smigaj - Reverses lower court summary judgment for hospital, vacates the attorneys fees award to hospital and remand the case for trial - January 10, 2012

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  2. "Not what the doctor ordered" - Yakima Herald Republic, published January 5, 2009
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