Judge rules in favor of St. Peter’s Health in Dr. Thomas Weiner lawsuit

A Lewis and Clark County District Court judge on Thursday granted a summary judgment in favor of St. Peter’s Health, bringing an end to a bitter lawsuit filed by an oncologist who claims he was wrongfully fired by the hospital.

Judge Michael Menahan dismissed the claims of Dr. Thomas Weiner in a 31-page decision that found St. Peter’s Health officials followed proper due process when they suspended his medical privileges in late 2020 after reviews into patient care.

Dr. Thomas Weiner 

“The Court finds Weiner has failed to satisfy his burden of producing sufficient relevant evidence that would allow a reasonable jury to conclude by a preponderance of the evidence that the SPH Defendants are not entitled to statutory immunity under HCQIA (Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986),” he wrote.

Menahan said as a result, the defendants may not be found liable for damages with respect to the professional review actions and that Weiner could not recover compensatory or punitive damages.

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