Two Nebraska surgeons, Dr. Jason Miller and Dr. Mark Puccioni, have filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Omaha, alleging wrongful suspension and forced resignations after they came out as whistleblowers regarding patient safety concerns.
The concerns were regarding the death of a 7-month old during an operation that was performed by another surgeon, Dr. Adam Conley, as they questioned his skill and ability. The lawsuit additionally names the hospital’s CEO, Dr. Richard Azizkhan.
The hospital issued a statement backing the executive and medical team along with the inclusion of the tragic loss within the wrongful termination lawsuit.
The wrongful termination lawsuit alleges that Puccioni grew further concerned of Conley’s pediatric neurosurgery abilities and expressed it to the hospital’s administration. Thereafter, Conley began spreading rumors that Puccioni was abusing drugs although Puccioni passed all drug tests administered to him. After the tragic death of the 7 month-old patient, both doctors wrote the hospital’s administration questioning Conley’s skills.
Days after, both doctors’ were suspended and were eventually forced to resign.
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