Yale physicians win lawsuit
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Aug. 23, 2004
A Connecticut jury in July awarded $5.5 million to three doctors who sued Yale University claiming that the institution had violated their right to free speech in the workplace.
Radiologists Arthur Rosenfield, MD, Morton Burrell, MD, and Robert Smith, MD, said Yale University officials had cut their salaries and removed them from leadership positions after they had complained about poor patient care and mismanagement in the radiology department at Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital.
At press time, Yale University officials planned to appeal the verdict.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/08/23/prbf0823.htm.