Three Doctors sue Yale – New Haven Hospital, charging they were punished for speaking out about cost-cutting moves which threatened patients’ health:
The radiology department at Yale-New Haven Hospital came under new management nearly a decade ago, at a time when the hospital was struggling to cut costs, streamline its emergency room procedures and serve more patients. Three longtime doctors refused to go along. They claimed that the new procedures were flawed and responsible for patients being wrongly diagnosed, sometimes with disastrous results. The radiologists brought their complaints to administrators at both the hospital and university. But Yale responded, they claim, by cutting their pay, disrupting their sabbaticals and trying to destroy their careers.