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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1990
A judge denied the county's bid Friday for a new trial in the case of a physicist who won a $750,000 jury award after he was fired for reporting faulty lab equipment at a county hospital. However, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aurelio Munoz refused to order the county to reinstate physicist Reuven Zach, though the judge indicated he would do so if the judgment is reduced through the county's appeal.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1990
A judge denied the county's bid Friday for a new trial in the case of a physicist who won a $750,000 jury award after he was fired for reporting faulty lab equipment at a county hospital. However, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aurelio Munoz refused to order the county to reinstate physicist Reuven Zach, though the judge indicated he would do so if the judgment is reduced through the county's appeal.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1990 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Los Angeles County health department scientist testified Wednesday that he was sure "the ax was about to fall on my neck" after his whistle-blowing efforts to report alleged safety hazards were followed by notification that his job description was being changed. Three months later, Reuven Zach said, he received a letter informing him that he was being laid off from his position as a medical radiation physicist at the Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1990 | RICHARD BEENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court jury Thursday awarded $750,000 to a former Los Angeles County health department scientist who claimed that he was fired because he reported radiation safety hazards at Olive View Medical Center. The jury award followed a two-week trial in which Reuven Zach, a medical radiation physicist at the county-run facility in Sylmar, claimed he was wrongfully fired for warning his superiors that women were being subjected to unnecessarily high levels of radiation during mammograms.
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March 2, 1990 | RICHARD BEENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court jury Thursday awarded $750,000 to a former Los Angeles County health department scientist who claimed that he was fired because he reported radiation safety hazards at Olive View Medical Center. The jury award followed a two-week trial in which Reuven Zach, a medical radiation physicist at the county-run facility in Sylmar, claimed he was wrongfully fired for warning his superiors that women were being subjected to unnecessarily high levels of radiation during mammograms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1988 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles County health department physicist Monday was permanently laid off from his job monitoring X-ray machinery at several public clinics, he said, after repeatedly reporting to his superiors that aging equipment has over-radiated hundreds of patients.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1988
The Los Angeles County Civil Service Commission agreed Wednesday to hear the protest of a self-styled whistle-blower who contends she was laid off her county job after repeatedly warning of waste and mismanagement at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center in South Los Angeles. The commission voted to schedule a hearing date for Diane Weissburg, who had been director of patient accounts at King until she was laid off last October.
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May 17, 1989
A former medical radiation physicist sued the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services for $1 million Tuesday, charging that he was fired for complaining about safety hazards and other irregularities in county-operated hospitals and clinics. For more than four years, Reuven Zach monitored radiation equipment at Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar, at San Fernando Valley public health centers and at High Desert Hospital in Lancaster. But Zach was released from his job shortly after he sent a letter to County Supervisor Mike Antonovich on Sept.
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October 19, 1988 | LYNN O'SHAUGHNESSY, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich and his political opponent, Baxter Ward, criticized each other's handling of Olive View Medical Center during an Encino debate Tuesday. Antonovich accused Ward of allowing the damaged medical center in Sylmar to remain an "empty hulk of rusted steel" during his 8 years as supervisor, from 1972 to 1980. The medical center, destroyed by an earthquake in 1971, was reopened after much fanfare last year.
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February 22, 1990 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Los Angeles County health department scientist testified Wednesday that he was sure "the ax was about to fall on my neck" after his whistle-blowing efforts to report alleged safety hazards were followed by notification that his job description was being changed. Three months later, Reuven Zach said, he received a letter informing him that he was being laid off from his position as a medical radiation physicist at the Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar.
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October 18, 1988 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles County health department physicist Monday was permanently laid off from his job monitoring X-ray machinery at several public clinics, he said, after repeatedly reporting to his superiors that aging equipment has over-radiated hundreds of patients.
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