The Importance of Hospital Whistle-Blowers
When we seek medical treatment, we are putting our health and our lives in the hands of medical professionals, confident that they will treat us responsibly and with care. Unfortunately, this confidence may be misplaced. While the vast majority of doctors and other health care professionals are responsible, compassionate men and women dedicated to the care of their patients, there is a minority whose continued practice puts present and future patients at risk for injury, disfigurement, emotional damage, or worse.
If you work in a medical field and know of a doctor or healthcare professional who is causing injury or worse to his or her patients, it’s your duty and responsibility to stand up and report his or her wrongdoing. Under Texas law, you are protected from retaliation. If you have experienced retaliatory action because of your whistle-blowing, the Austin employment attorneys of The Melton Law Firm, may be able to help protect your rights. Contact us today by calling 512-330-0017 to learn about what we may be able to do for you.
Knowing the Law
Texas State law protects any hospital employee who steps forward in good faith and reports inappropriate behavior committed by his or her employer. Employers are barred from attempting to punish these employees; if the employer takes any retaliatory action, he or she is in violation of the law and can be punished accordingly.
If you have been made a victim as the result of good-faith claims made against your employer, the Austin employment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm may be able to help you stand up for your rights. Contact us today by calling 512-330-0017.