There Will Be Blood and Money
And a lawsuit. And many, many questions about the relationship between a local hospital and the world’s largest medical device company.
The Lahey Clinic and Thomas Piemonte have endured months of being branded with the medical world’s equivalent of a scarlet letter, an accusation that, true or false, won’t soon be forgotten. “What I find dispiriting at Lahey is that it’s getting to a point where people are going to question our integrity,” says a doctor who practices there.
Gossman, too, has been hurt. Once a cardiologist working at the top of his field, he’s recently taken to working at area emergency rooms while he looks for a new job. It’s been a disheartening process. Even he admits that a doctor who sues his employer isn’t a particularly attractive applicant.