With the complexities of modern medicine and the bureaucracy attached to it, lawsuits are a somewhat common experience in the medical field. But those lawsuits are typically linked to someone being unhappy with their care or with crazy insurance and billing issues.
One hospital, though, may be facing some serious legal consequences with a recent action that they’ve taken. Zachary Stieber writes,
A hospital system in Texas has suspended workers who didn’t get a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Houston Methodist hospital system on April 1 informed employees that they would be required to get a vaccine on or before June 7 or submit documentation for an exemption.
Exemptions would be based only on a medical condition such as pregnancy deferment or sincerely held religious beliefs.
As of June 8, 24,947 workers had chosen to become fully vaccinated against the CCP virus, according to Marc Boom, CEO of the system.
He told employees in an internal memo obtained by The Epoch Times that 178 workers either didn’t get fully vaccinated or didn’t get vaccinated at all.
“The small percentage of employees who did not comply with the policy are now suspended without pay for the next 14 days,” he wrote, adding that those workers “have decided not to put their patients first.”
According to the April 1 memo that was sent to employees in the hospital system, the suspended workers would be fired if they weren’t fully vaccinated by the end of the suspension period.
Another 285 employees received a medical or religious exemption, while 332 were granted deferrals for pregnancy or other reasons.
In the June 8 memo, Boom told the workers who have been vaccinated that he was proud of them.
“You did the right thing. You protected our patients, your colleagues, your families, and our community. The science proves that the vaccines are not only safe, but necessary if we are going to turn the corner against COVID-19,” he wrote.
To those “sad about losing a colleague who’s decided not to get vaccinated,” he said, “we only wish them well and thank them for their past service to our community, and we must respect the decision they made.”
Now, remember, all of the vaccines currently available are considered experimental, and with a four year moratorium on lawsuits against the vaccine manufacturers for any ugly side effects from taking the vaccines, you would be wise to be cautious and to think twice about taking one of the vaccines.
Whatever your position on taking the vaccines, it’s not a decision to be taken lightly, but that hospital, apparently, thought that they could get away with it.
Me? I just see a giant lawsuit in their future.