Doctor Files Counter Suit Against Hospital that Fired Him After Serving in Iraq

A doctor who served in Iraq and was later fired from the Neillsville Hospital shortly after his return is suing over allegations of misconduct.

Dr. Peter Chambers’ counter suit comes after the Memorial Medical Center had asked a judge to declare his termination legal. The hospital claims Chambers was fired for making offensive comments to fellow staff members and patients, but he denies the allegation.

Chambers served in the military in Iraq from January 2003 until March. He was let go in May. State law says an employer must give a job back to an employee who has been called into military service.

Chambers is seeking court costs, attorney fees and other relief to be determined by the court.