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Feud between Cedars-Sinai and surgeon puts focus on patient safety

Apr 5, 2010 11:58:00 PM - latimes.com
An arbitrator's $4.7-million award to Dr. Hrayr Shahinian includes punitive damages to deter the hospital from retaliating against doctors who speak out on safety. The hospital plans an appeal.

After doctors in Florida failed to remove his deep-seated brain tumor, Marc Kotolnick traveled to Los Angeles to see Dr. Hrayr Shahinian, a surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a star in the emerging field of minimally invasive brain surgery.