AAPS Asks Court for Justice for Physician Subject to Retaliation after Speaking Out for Patients


On July 25, 2018 AAPS filed a brief in support of Dr. Robert Van Boven’s pursuit of justice against hospital administrators who retaliated after he spoke out to protect patient safety.

The AAPS motion to file reads in part:

AAPS has a strong interest in this case because the central issues concern the ability of physicians to act in the interests of patients, without fear of retaliation by a hospital against them. Judicial reviewability of retaliatory action, as presented in this case, potentially affects virtually every hospital in Texas, virtually every physician at every hospital, and nearly every one of their patients. Movant AAPS therefore has a direct and vital interest in the issues presented in this lawsuit before this Court, based on the harmful effect on the practice of medicine and the quality of patient care as caused by hospital retaliatory actions.

Read Motion to File, Proposed Order, and Brief: http://aapsonline.org/judicial/aaps-amicus-van-boven-7-25-2018.pdf

For more background on the retaliation against Dr. Van Boven: https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2018-04-20/dr-robert-van-boven-the-whistleblower/