Doyle Dennis LLP and the Law Offices of Katrina Patrick recently filed suit against Crockett Medical Center, LLC D/B/A Crockett Medical Center in Travis County, Texas (“Crockett Medical Center”). The retaliation lawsuit was filed on behalf of the client who was wrongfully terminated. The firm will now work on behalf of the client towards getting the justice she deserves.
Doyle Dennis LLP and Katrina Patrick’s client is a licensed Vocational Nurse. She worked as a licensed vocational nurse for Crockett Medical Center at its location in Travis County, Texas. As a concerned and responsible nurse, she reported racially discriminating conduct in the workplace which she had reasonable belief violated Texas law and created a hostile environment that posed as a substantial risk of harm to herself and patients as a result of the failure to provide patient care which conforms to minimum standards of an acceptable and prevailing professional practice or to, statutory, regulatory, or accreditation standards, and for the racial discrimination she and patients had received. After Doyle Dennis LLP’s client had reported these incidents, the client was wrongfully terminated for making the reports. Crockett Medical Center also retaliated against Doyle Dennis LLP’s client by fabricating pretextual reasons for terminating her and submitting a complaint against Doyle Dennis LLP’s client to the Texas Board of Nursing.
Texas has the second highest number of healthcare employees in any state in the country. Texas law, including the Texas Occupations Code, Texas Administrative Code, and Texas Health and Safety Code, provides strong protections for its health care workers. Texas law also provides strong protections for individuals who work at hospitals. Under these laws, certain health care employers – such as Crockett Medical Center – are prohibited from firing and retaliating against certain workers, including licensed vocational nurses.
When fired by an employer, it is important for employees to act fast, especially in light of certain statutes of limitations. Doyle Dennis LLP has significant experience in representing doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers who have been targeted, defamed, wrongfully terminated, interfered with, or retaliated against. Doyle Dennis LLP has extensive experience in retaliation litigation. If you have been retaliated against, call Doyle Dennis LLP today for a free consultation.