A wrongful termination suit out of Fresno, California, has revealed alarming accusations of negligence related to open-heart surgery. The suit, which alleges retaliatory discharge, was filed by a former manager at the Community Regional Medical Center. She claims that she was wrongfully terminated, because she protested against the physician's unsafe and unprofessional behavior.
News reports indicate that the man is accused of walking out of an open-heart surgery procedure before the patient was stable. Now, lawsuits allege that this practice was common for the man. Even more alarming is the fact that hospital officials may have known that the man was violating protocol, but no one made moves to stop him. The woman claims that she was laid off, along with a number of other staff members who had protested, because she was seen as a barrier to financial success for the facility.