A Los Angeles jury has ordered Kaiser Permanante to pay $7.5 million in punitive damages to a radiologist who was forced to resign from one the company’s hospitals in 2006 after complaining about patient care.
The jury’s decision means Kaiser owes the doctor a combined $11.4 million. The same panel earlier in the week awarded the doctor $3.9 million in compensatory damages.
Kaiser says it will appeal the decision, saying it was “shocked and disappointed by the verdict.”
The doctor sued Kaiser after leaving the company, claiming he was forced to quit because he complained about work standards at the Hollywood hospital.
The doctor was hired at Kaiser in 2003 and resigned three years later after his supervisor and a human resources staffer accused him of being racist and making sexual advances toward a male technologist.
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