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Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:08 AM

Doctor Says Hospital Beat & Ruined Him

Doctor Says Hospital Beat & Ruined Him

ST. LOUIS (CN) - A doctor who asked for leave to fulfill his obligations to the National Guard claims Barnes-Jewish Hospital officials forced him out of its residency program, had security guards beat him twice, had him thrown into mental hospitals and falsely claimed he had made threats against the government and worshiped Osama bin Laden.

Oladimeji Jacobs Alade, D.O., sued Barnes-Jewish Hospital, of St. Louis, the BJC Health System, and Nuri Farber, the hospital's director of residency training, in City Court.

Alade, who was a 2nd lieutenant in the New Jersey National Guard, claims the trouble started when he requested leave from the Barnes-Jewish Psychiatric Residency Program in February 2009 to attend to his military obligations.

Alade claims Farber called his request "unprofessional" and started a campaign to discredit him. He claims Farber made numerous allegations about his professionalism, which led to Alade's forced resignation from the program, effective July 11, 2011.

http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/01/26/43355.htm

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Reply Doctor Says Hospital Beat & Ruined Him (Original post)
The Straight Story Jan 2012 OP
gopiscrap Jan 2012 #1
KansDem Jan 2012 #3
Snake Alchemist Jan 2012 #5
Jkid Jan 2012 #2
Snake Alchemist Jan 2012 #4
The Straight Story Jan 2012 #6
hunter Jan 2012 #7
Narkos Jan 2012 #8
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2012 #9
Truth.Quest Jan 2012 #10
swordsman1987 Oct 2013 #11
gopiscrap Oct 2013 #12
uppityperson Oct 2013 #13
moriah Oct 2013 #14

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:16 AM

1. Wouldn't surprise me

I have long been an advocate of getting rid of private medicine.

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:22 AM

3. Agreed...

Private medicine serves no one but the privateers.

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:29 AM

5. True, but this is one of the best hospitals around.

 

I was surprised to read of their achievements.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnes-Jewish_Hospital

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:20 AM

2. This is absolutely disrespectful.

Anyone beating a national guardsman for whatever reason he needs to be out of a job or jailed.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:28 AM

4. Will wait for more info.

 

Which is the prudent thing to do.

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Response to Snake Alchemist (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:31 AM

6. Understandable - here is a link to the PDF of the actual complaint:

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 12:10 PM

7. There's a residency program that's gonna have some trouble on match day...

Last edited Thu Jan 26, 2012, 12:41 PM - Edit history (1)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Resident_Matching_Program

Why would any medical student even interview with a program that treats residents like this and/or is so low in the rankings that they have to accept mentally unstable people? I'm not saying anything about Dr. Alde's case against the hospital, this is entirely about appearances. Med students are notoriously flighty and extremely sensitive to situations like this. They don't like trouble.

And for goodness sakes, it's a psychiatric residency! Shouldn't they be the experts in handling situations like this??? We expect better behavior from cops on the streets even though cops don't actually know what they are dealing with, or the dangers involved. We get very upset whenever a generally harmless mentally ill person gets beaten up or killed by the police.

I'm not sure what this guy's "military obligation" is either. Does anyone know how this works? I'd think the military would bend over backwards to have a doctor complete residency as soon as possible so they could take him or her on board as a fully trained physician when they graduate from the residency.

Lot's of ugly here on both sides here (as there usually is...) and not enough info to figure out the entire story.

But it's pretty clear our society in general is very touchy about allegedly unstable people wearing military garb, as well we should be.

Whatever happened here is mostly just plain sad, a confluence of unstable individuals within an unstable society. From what I read the administration and private security firm did not respond to this situation, possibly of their own making, in a competent manner.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 12:27 PM

8. I call bullshit on this guy. He's in training, he has no military obligations until he is done

with residency

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Response to Narkos (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 03:09 PM

9. Not always true

Though it can be negotiated around in many cases.

There has to be much more to this story that we have seen so far.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 09:47 AM

10. Check out Obie Alade's Blog: ObieAlade.BlogSpot.com

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 06:20 PM

11. ?weird

Does anyone think it is weird that the camera taking the youtube video is sooo steady? Am I missing something here or could this whole thing have been staged? I donít know about you but at that distance my video would be moving all over the place without some halfway decent equipment. And why was some random person just happening to take a video somewhere above where this incident took place? Did he try to antagonize them to get it on video?

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Response to swordsman1987 (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 06:39 PM

12. welcome to DU

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Response to swordsman1987 (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 07:33 PM

13. Uh huh. If I saw something happening out my second story window, I'd time to put my camera/phone

on the frame and point it correctly. Why was some random person filming this? That is what happens with people having phones and camera that do video. If I saw a police altercation happening, I'd take a video of it.

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Response to swordsman1987 (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 11:34 PM

14. The embedded video, I think, was from a security camera. I dunno though.

The text of the article states "'As can be seen in the video, in spite of plaintiff's attempt to be civil and cooperative, plaintiff was again assaulted, beaten up, sustaining serious physical injuries including but not limited to head trauma, and other psychological and emotional trauma caused from experiencing two assaults and batteries within twenty-four hours at a hospital which plaintiff had worked for three years,' the complaint states."

The surveillance part is in brackets, but it would make sense given, as you said, a precise positioning of the camera and it being very still.

Welcome to DU!

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