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UT Southwestern surgeon's whistleblower suit

UT Southwestern surgeon's whistleblower suit

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UT Southwestern surgeon’s 2007 whistleblower suit alleging retaliation for reporting concerns to his bosses about the school’s practice of allowing physician trainees to go unsupervised at Parkland.
UT Southwestern surgeon’s 2007 whistleblower suit alleging retaliation for reporting concerns to his bosses about the school’s practice of allowing physician trainees to go unsupervised at Parkland.

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Published by: The Dallas Morning News on Jul 30, 2010
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LARRY
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V.
THE
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HEALTH
SYSTEMS
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HEALTH
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SOUTHWESTERNMEDICAL
CENTER AT
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PLAINTIFF'S ORIGINAL PETITION
AND
APPLICATION
FOR
TEMPORARY
RESTRAINING
ORDER
AND
TEMPORARY INJUNCTIONTO THE
HONORABLE
JUDGEOF
SAID
COURT:
COMES NOW, Larry
M.
Gentilello, M.D., by and through his attorney
of
recordCharla
G.
Aldous, who files this Original Petition against The University
of
TexasSouthwestern Health Systems alkJa UT Southwestern Health Systems and The University
of
Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for retaliating against him in violation
of
Chapter 554
of
the Texas Government Code, commonly known as the TexasWhistleblower Act, and would respectfully show the onto the Court the following:
PLAINTIFF'S ORIGINAL PETITION
 
I.
Plaintiff intends to conduct discovery under Level 3
of
Texas Rule
of
CivilProcedure 190.3 and affirmatively pleads that he seeks monetary relief aggregating morethan $50,000.
II.
Plaintiff, Larry M. Gentilello, M.D.,
is
an
individual residing in Dallas County,Texas. At all times relevant to this action, Plaintiff was employed by The University
of
Texas Southwestern Health Systems a/kIa UT Southwestern Health Systems and TheUniversity
of
Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (hereinafter jointly referredto as "Defendants"). The University
of
Texas Southwestern Health Systems a/kIa UTSouthwestern Health Systems is a Texas corporation located at 6263 Harry HinesBoulevard, Dallas, Texas, 75235, whose registered office
is
8303 Elmbrook Drive,Dallas, Texas, 75247-4011 and may be served with process by serving its registeredagent for service
of
process, Willis
C.
Maddrey, M.D. The University
of
TexasSouthwestern Medical Center
at
Dallas is a Texas corporation located at 5253 HarryHines Boulevard, Dallas, Texas, 75235, whose registered office
is
8303 Elmbrook Drive,Dallas, Texas, 75247-4011 and may be served with process by serving its registeredagent for service
of
process, Willis
C.
Maddrey, M.D.
III.
Plaintiff alleges a claim brought under the Texas Whistleblower Act, TexasGovernment Code chapter 554. The Court has jurisdiction over this claim under theWhistleblower Act due to the Texas Legislature's having waived Defendants' sovereign
PLAINTIFF'S ORIGINAL PETITION
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immunity for claims brought
by
a public employee against a governmental entity forretaliatory personnel actions
in
violation
of
Texas Government Code section 554.002.
TEX.
GOV'T
CODE
§ 554.0035. This suit, as set out more fully below, seeks damagesfrom Defendants for adverse personnel actions that were the result
of
Plaintiffs
report
of
illegal conduct.
IV.
Venue is proper
in
Dallas County under Texas Government Code section554.007(a) because this suit is brought by an employee
of
the State
of
Texas, and this isthe county in which the cause
of
action arose.
V.
PARKLAND PATIENTS TREATED BY UNSUPERVISED RESIDENTS
Plaintiff had been employed by Defendants, entities
of
the State
of
Texas, since2003
in
the position
of
Chair
of
the Division
of
Bum, Trauma and Critical Care. Plaintiffwas, and is, a tenured Professor
of
Surgery at The University
of
Texas SouthwesternMedical School ("UT Southwestern"), and occupied the Distinguished C. James Carrico.M.D. Chair in Trauma. The position that Plaintiff occupied was the result
of
a long anddistinguished career in the field
of
trauma medicine. Plaintiff has authored numerousarticles in this field and has devised procedures used by trauma surgeons to save the lives
of
thousands
of
individuals across the country. Numerous articles have been writtenabout Plaintiff and the success he has obtained. Plaintiff is recognized
by
his peers in themedical community as one
of
the leading trauma surgeons in the United States, andindeed, the world.
PLAINTIFF'S ORIGINAL PETITION
D/685980.1
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