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Doctor sues California hospital, claiming retaliation

San Francisco Chronicle, May 28, 2008
An obstetrician and gynecologist is suing Memorial Hospital Los Banos (CA), claiming the hospital retaliated against him because he complained to the state about their standard of care. John Brannigan, MD, says he filed a complaint about conditions in the hospital's labor and delivery area with the California Department of Health Services in 2004. After state officials found that the hospital's quality of care was deficient and told administrators to correct their policies, Brannigan says hospital officials gave him bad recommendations when he tried to find another job.