Hospital Immune To Doctor's Suspension Suit, 10th Circ. Rules

Law360, New York (September 7, 2012, 5:59 PM EDT) -- The Tenth Circuit on Friday upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a suspended surgeon’s suit against St. John Medical Center Inc., ruling he hadn’t proved the suspension was an attempt to drive him out of the local market and that the hospital system was immune under law.

In a published opinion, the three-judge panel found that U.S. District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell had correctly ruled that George Cohlmia, a cardiothoracic surgeon, had not proven SJMC’s decision to suspend his medical privileges after two botched surgeries was...
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