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CA Court Upholds $4.7M Judgment for Surgeon Against Cedars Sinai
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A California Court of Appeals in Los Angeles has upheld a $4.7 million arbitration award to a skull surgeon in his five-year litigation against Cedars Sinai Medical Center, in which he claimed that the hospital endangered his patients’ lives.

Hrayr Shahinian, MD, alleged the hospital failed to properly sterilize his surgical equipment and did not supply him with replacement tools that his delicate brain surgeries require. He claimed his presence on the staff “was met with tremendous resistance from neurosurgeons and others, who perceived (him) as a threat” and that a concerted effort to deny him support and the ability to perform surgery at the hospital ensued.

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