Surgeon whistleblower awarded $4.7 million

July 2011
Healthcare Risk Management;Jul2011, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p78
The article discusses a case wherein Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, will have to pay Hrayr K. Shahinian, a surgeon, 4.7 million-dollars settlement in arbitration for restricting his privileges in retaliation of a complain made against the unsafe practices in his department.


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