The controversy with the CMO case involved doctor credentialing procedures and the lawsuit here is about Dr. Kats and Dr. Yee fabricating and leaking news to the press which made him look like a criminal. This will be an interesting case to follow. BD
The former chief medical officer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center has filed a $50-million lawsuit against two Los Angeles County health officials who he claimed conspired to leak news about his suspension to The Times and other media outlets.
In August 2011, Dr. Gail V. Anderson Jr. was placed on paid administrative leave from the job he'd held for more than a dozen years. Soon after, The Times and The Daily Breeze published stories about what Anderson's suit called his "humiliating public expulsion," in which he was escorted out of the hospital. Katz is the county's director of health services and Yee its chief medical officer. A county spokesman said the department does not comment on ongoing litigation.