Twenty-Two Employees File Lawsuit to Protect Patient Safety

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Figari Law Firm Alleges Habitual Misconduct by Management at Oliveview-ULCA Medical Center, Site of Recent Stabbing Incident, Puts Patients Lives at Risk

The management of the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center is the principal defendant in a new lawsuit that alleges wrongdoing on the center’s part in the treatment of its patients and staff. The Olive View UCLA Medical Center is a 377 bed county hospital located in the north end of the San Fernando Valley, about 30 minutes away from the UCLA main campus. The medical center primarily serves the needs of low income and indigent patients as well as the surrounding middle class community.

The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court (BC563103) by The Figari Law Firm of Pasadena, California which specializes in employment and civil rights cases. Barbara E. Figari is the lead trial counsel on the case. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a group of 22 former and current employees.

The Plaintiffs allege that management maintained an improper staff to patient ratio, in violation of state law, designed to maximize hospital profits. This alleged practice not only created an unsafe working environment for its employees, but also created a habitual risk to both employee and patient’s lives.

Furthermore, when staff members brought this to management’s attention and sought to improve conditions at the facility, they alleged that they were retaliated against, harassed, and threatened. The lawsuit alleges that management even sought action against employee’s licenses in retaliation to complaints that employees made to the proper authorities in the matter.

This release was written and researched by the Figari Law Firm.

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