Concealed Documents Uncovered in Whistleblower Suit Against AtlantiCare
There has been a new and shocking development in the AtlantiCare whistleblower case. In a court filing, it is alleged that AtlantiCare is now being accused of concealing documents relevant to the case of the paramedic who filed a wrongful termination claim after he was fired from a position he had held for 34 years. The firing occurred just days after the paramedic refused a doctor’s orders to administer a procedure against a patient’s wishes. The plaintiff, as well as the patient’s husband, contend the patient was lucid and completely capable of consenting to refuse the painful and invasive procedure.
Attorneys for the plaintiff, Philip Burnham of Burnham Law Group and Michelle Douglass of Douglass Law Group received only 17 pages of the medical intake records from AtlantiCare as part of the discovery process. Recently, the patient’s husband managed to obtain nearly 1500 pages that reveal that the patient was fully coherent and alert during the intake process in the Emergency Department (ED), as recorded by the nurse on the ED Triage Patient Assessment Records. During the intake, the patient was able to answer questions about her medical history and other relevant data. Upon receiving the records, the patient’s husband quickly turned them over in support of the paramedic’s case.
The trial is set for May 13 and is being handled by Philip Burnham of Burnham Law Group, LLC and Michelle Douglass of Douglass Law Group. For legal counsel and more information on wrongful termination and other employment law matters, call 856-751-5505 or submit an online inquiry. With offices in Marlton and Somers Point, New Jersey, our South Jersey employment lawyers represent clients in Camden County, Burlington County, Atlantic County, and throughout South Jersey.