Nurse Alleges Retaliation for Reporting Unsafe Patient Safety Conditions

A former Del Amo Hospital nurse filed a lawsuit against Del Amo Hospital Limited Partnership for defamation and retaliation in violation of the California Labor Code. The lawsuit alleges that the Defendants used patently false and defamatory accusations as a pretext to justify, cause, and execute his suspension and termination which was really based upon and caused by Defendants’ desire that he assume responsibility for the mismanagement of the hospital. The plaintiff also alleges that he was retaliated against because he made multiple complaints about Defendants’ unsafe patient safety conditions, including but not limited to, short staffing nurse-to-patient ratio, health and safety issues regarding psych patient care, and other violations of state statutes and regulations.