Nanticoke Memorial Hospital's medical executive committee (MEC) responded to numerous complaints against Richard Sternberg, MD. After disruptive incidents in July 2006, the MEC warned Sternberg that one more violation would result in immediate suspension.
The California Court of Appeals, Second Appellate District, reversed a trial court decision and held that a hospital's institutional review board (IRB) is a medical staff committee and is therefore exempt from discovery under California's statutes.
A U.S. District Court in Florida granted a motion to dismiss a five-count complaint filed by Mina Zoher, MD, against Naples Community Hospital (NCH) Healthcare Systems, Inc. Zoher applied for a staff position at two hospitals operated by NCH.
The Wisconsin court of appeals reversed the decision of the circuit court, which had reversed the state Medical Examining Board's decision to sanction Dr. Frank Salvi, a pain physician, for allegedly touching patients in a sexual manner.
The Superior Court in Maricopa County, AZ, overturned a trial court's decision barring a defendant hospital from communicating with its employees who had treated or were treating the plaintiff patient in a medical malpractice case.