ER doctor challenging ‘toxic environment’ in Ontario hospital after secret investigation based on unfounded murder allegation – CTV

Sept. 27, 2023

After more than 30 years of caring for critically ill patients in emergency and intensive care, Dr. Scott Anderson is preparing to face off against the hospital where he works in London, Ont., in a case described as “unusual” by lawyers and potentially costly for Ontario taxpayers.

Anderson has filed a $6.25-million lawsuit against the London Health Science Centre (LHSC) accusing the hospital of failing to inform him that he was under investigation for the possible murders of patients.

Anderson says he was told about it only after a seven-month probe exonerated him. He says this is contrary to hospital policy on transparency with medical staffers.

The allegations, which include defamation by the hospital, have not been tested in court.

“I had every emotion you could possibly have. I had sadness. I had dismay. I had the sense of betrayal,” Anderson said in an exclusive interview with CTV News.

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