Cancer surgeon sues Kaiser medical group for firing and defaming him; awarded $1.75 million before confidential settlement. Orange County.

Cancer surgeon obtains confidential settlement from SCPMG after $1.75 million verdict reached by jury.

  • Case Name: Wascher v. Southern California Permanente Group; Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, June 18, 2015
  • Date of Settlement: Friday, June 19, 2015
  • Type of Case: Defamation, Employment, Wrongful Termination

Transplant surgeon is defamed by surgical director at Loma Linda Medical Center. $1.5 million. San Bernardino County.

When a surgeon accuses his superior of manipulating an organ transplant priority list, he is fired and defamed to colleagues. Jury finds defamation against the surgical director. $1.5 million verdict is followed by confidential settlement before punitive damages phase.

  • Case Name: Hootan Roozrokh v. Michael deVera, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, January 24, 2014
  • Type of Case: Defamation

$167 million record verdict for wrongful termination of surgical aide at Catholic hospital. Sacramento County.

Physician's assistant in surgical unit says hospital ignored her repeated written complaints about verbal sexual harassment by doctors, lax safety practices and meal-and-rest breaks.

  • Case Name: Ani Chopourian v. Catholic Healthcare West d.b.a. Mercy General Hospital and Mercy General Hospital
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, February 29, 2012
  • Type of Case: Defamation, Employment, Sexual Harassment