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Logan-Mingo Area Mental Health case worker alleges she was fired for reporting misconduct


By Carrie Bradon | Apr 22, 2019

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WILLIAMSON – A Kentucky woman alleges a health care facility terminated her for facility reporting illegal activity.

Molly Wells filed a complaint in Mingo Circuit Court against Logan-Mingo Area Mental Health Inc. and Donna Cook citing the Patient Safety Act.

The suit states that the plaintiff was an employee of the defendants as a case management worker from August 2017 until she was terminated in November 2018. 

While employed, the plaintiff alleges she witnessed acts that put the patients in danger, such as a co-worker providing fake urine samples to patients to pass drug tests and solicitation of drugs from patients by a co-worker. The plaintiff alleges she made a number of reports and complaints to the defendant and was later terminated due to her reporting the misconduct.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. She is represented by Phillip Estep of Phillip Estep Law Group PLLC in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Judge Miki Thompson.

Mingo Circuit Court Case number 19-C-23

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