Inside Counsel Features Lawsuit Filed Against Kaiser for Retaliation and Wrongful Termination of Family Medicine Physician
As published in Inside Counsel, McNicholas & McNicholas filed a lawsuit against Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., on behalf of discharged family medicine physician Jay Espejo, M.D., M.P.H. for retaliation and wrongful termination. The complaint alleges that Dr. Espejo was wrongfully terminated just two weeks after his promotion, when he reported a fellow doctor’s problematic pattern of enabling “doctor shopping” and prescribing narcotic drugs with no apparent medical necessity to patients exhibiting drug-seeking behavior.
The lawsuit also alleges that the hospital’s actions clearly demonstrate that they prioritize and support physicians catering to patient demands over providing quality and necessary medical care.