Doctor Loses Appeal Of Hospital's Staff Privilege Revocation

By Shayna Posses (January 24, 2017, 6:01 PM EST) -- A Missouri state appeals court has affirmed a lower court's decision that a cardiologist didn't show that Des Peres Hospital Inc. failed to substantially comply with its bylaws in conducting peer-review proceedings of a committee's recommendation that his medical staff privileges be revoked, holding Tuesday that he didn't allege sufficient facts.

The three-judge panel agreed that Dr. Antoine Adem didn't offer enough proof that Des Peres didn't follow certain safeguards in holding peer-review proceedings after the Medical Executive Committee said his medical staff privileges should be revoked, affirming the dismissal of his claims for injunctive relief, a temporary restraining order and...

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