Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) Statement on Paul Marik’s Voluntary Withdrawal of His Lawsuit Against Sentara Healthcare
WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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.”