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Stuart T. O’Neal secures a dismissal in a defamation claim against a healthcare provider and its executive

Burns White Healthcare Litigator and Member Stuart T. O’Neal recently secured a dismissal of a defamation claim lodged against a large healthcare provider, as well as an individual executive from the same institution, facing alleged punitive damages. The claims for defamation, denied by the healthcare provider and the executive, were related to a former physician and department head, and brought on the physician’s behalf by his attorneys.