Former neurosurgery resident sues the University of Missouri

2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago Friday, July 06 2018 Jul 6, 2018 Friday, July 06, 2018 11:27:00 AM CDT July 06, 2018 in News
By: KOMU 8 Digital Producer, The Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) — A former neurosurgery resident has filed a lawsuit alleging the University of Missouri School of Medicine's chief of neurosurgery harassed him and fired him without good cause.

Rylan Brantl is seeking $50 million in his lawsuit filed last week against the UM Board of Curators. Brantl alleges that N. Scott Litofsky created a hostile work environment from 2008 to 2013.

The lawsuit also alleges that Brantl was forced to repeat a year of his residency despite passing the required board exams. Brantl says he was then unfairly cut from the program and that the medical school didn't follow proper grievance procedures.

An MU Health Care spokesman says the university doesn't comment on pending litigation.

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