Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) Statement on Paul Marik’s Voluntary Withdrawal of His Lawsuit Against Sentara Healthcare

by | Jan 11, 2022 | Science & News

Released on January 11, 2021

Former Professor of Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Medicine at the Eastern Virginia Medical School and Director of the ICU at Sentara Norfolk General
Hospital, Paul Marik, MD, filed a “non-suit order” on Thursday, effectively withdrawing his case
against Sentara Healthcare.
Dr. Marik filed the complaint in the Circuit Court for the City of Norfolk, Virginia on November 9 of
last year. However, upon leaving the Eastern Virginia Medical School on December 31, 2021, Dr.
Marik also left his position as the Director of the ICU at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. After
consulting with his legal counsel, Dr. Marik decided to voluntarily withdraw his lawsuit since he was
no longer practicing medicine at a Sentara hospital.
“The lawsuit was about doctors, to have the ability to honor their Hippocratic Oath, to follow
evidence-based medicine, and to treat patients the best we know how,” said Dr. Marik. “I plan to
continue advocating for doctors and patients as I focus my attention on my work with the FLCCC
and other academic interests.”

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