Doctor's High-Court Plea Tests Whistleblower Protections

Law360, New York (February 14, 2014, 2:26 PM EST) -- A doctor’s recent U.S. Supreme Court petition claiming he was fired for criticizing emergency room overcrowding raises key questions about hospitals' treatment obligations, and experts say a high court ruling in his favor would greatly expand whistleblower protections for health care providers protesting substandard care.

The suit from Ron Genova, which has been shot down twice in lower courts, turns on a provision of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act that lets physicians sue if they face retaliation for objecting to certain treatment practices....
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