Charleston, South Carolina – A group of cancer doctors with the MUSC are accused of using and sharing confidential information with rival hospital in an effort to set up a treatment facility there, according to the MUSC lawsuit against the group of doctors.
The Medical University of South Carolina filed lawsuit against six of its departing doctors and the company that owns North Charleston-based Trident Medical Center accusing them of sharing and using valuable and confidential information to help the latter clinic set up their own treatment facility.
MUSC wants a judge to stop the plan to establish a head and neck cancer treatment facility at Trident.
The hospital says the doctors and Trident are recruiting away other staff in an effort to impede MUSC’s own center.
As expected, Trident denied everything and said that doctors frequently change affiliations and the “last-minute” lawsuit is trying to keep patients away from their doctors.
As ABC News 4 reported, they contacted Trident and this is the response they got from them:
“Physicians make independent decisions about their affiliations and frequently move their practice locations. These physicians decided that Trident Medical Center is the best hospital for them and their patients, and a last minute lawsuit should not keep cancer patients from getting the care they need. We are well positioned to care for head and neck patients and are excited these physicians have chosen to be part of the Trident Medical Center team.”
According to their standard protocol not to comment anything during the lawsuit process, MUSC denied to answer ABC News’ questions regarding the situation.
Once more details are available, we will update the case. Stay with us!