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Former Doctor Suing HCA

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A former doctor from West Virginia who is currently faced with dozens of medical malpractice suits has filed a suit of his own against the former Putnam General Hospital.

The suit filed by John King also names Hospital Corporation of America, the former owner of the hospital, among other defendants.

King claims that the hospital had been paying surgeons bonuses for processing patients more quickly. The suit also claims that his surgical privileges were lost as retaliation for not investing in a physician’s business.

The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Nashville, Tennessee, where HCA is based.

HCA is the largest for-profit hospital chain in the U.S. It and Putnam General have already paid millions in settlements over the malpractice suits.