Calif. Justices Back Whistleblowing Doctors' Right To Sue

Law360, Los Angeles (February 20, 2014, 7:18 PM EST) -- The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that whistleblowing doctors who claim hospitals retaliated against them because of their claims do not need to exhaust the hospital administrative review process or seek a writ of mandamus before taking their allegations to court.

Justice Marvin R. Baxter, writing for a unanimous court, affirmed a lower court's ruling that Dr. Mark Fahlen did not need to wait for a final decision in Sutter Central Valley Hospitals' peer review of his medical performance before filing a lawsuit claiming his review...
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