Two former Children's Hospital & Medical Center surgeons filed a lawsuit on Friday against the hospital. Dr. Mark Puccioni and Dr. Jason Miller are expressing concerns about physician conduct and the administration there.
The complaint comes after reports that 10 Children's surgeons resigned their practicing privileges at the hospital. "My resignation, I was sad about that," Dr. Miller told 6 News. He performed hundreds of plastic surgery procedures at the hospital. "I didn't want to resign, but I felt it was something I had to do.
Here is a statement from Children's Hospital in response to the lawsuit: "Children’s Hospital & Medical Center does not comment on pending litigation other than to say we strongly disagree with these allegations. We stand behind our executive leadership, medical team and our processes, and are confident that these claims against our hospital, Dr. Azizkhan (CEO) and Dr. Conley will be proven to be without merit."
"We are also saddened by the manner in which this family’s tragic loss has been utilized by the plaintiffs in this litigation. We have spoken with the family to express our shock with the way this extremely personal and painful situation has been publicized."