Suit Alleges Christiana Hospital Retaliated Against Workers
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - October 1, 2007 -- A lawsuit against Christiana Hospital says management retaliated against employees who reported a psychiatrist for allegedly ordering them to get him pain pills without a prescription and staring at women's breasts.
Former Christiana nurse Donna Angelucci and former Christiana administrative assistant Veronica Hoskinson filed the suit along with current Christiana nurse Theresa Moore. She is currently on leave.
The lawsuit charges the hospital with breach of contract, violating the Whistleblowers Protection Act and intentionally inflicting emotional distress. They're seeking back pay, damages, benefits, clean employment records and legal fees.
The psychiatrist Alexander Dever was criminally charged earlier this year with offensive touching, unlawful imprisonment and unlawfully trying to obtain a controlled substance.
A Christiana Care spokesman says the allegations are unfounded. And Dever's attorney said his client would vigorously defend himself from the allegations.
Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, http://www.delawareonline.com
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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