Attorney David Webbert Files lawsuit against Bangor hospital on behalf of doctor who was fired for reporting safety concerns


Dr. Brenda A. Gowesky, 68, of Alexandria, Virginia, and formerly Camden, previously worked as an emergency room physician at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center.

In May 2017, she was fired after 10 years on the job, the complaint said. The following January, Gowesky filed a claim with the Maine Human Rights Commission alleging that she was fired after reporting concern about patient safety in the emergency room of the Bangor hospital.

Gowesky’s attorney, David Webbert of Topsham, said that the doctor’s lawsuit is an example of how much influence a large health care organization like Northern Light Health can wield.

“It’s a huge monopoly,” Webbers said of the organization. “It’s a tough situation for any doctor who gets on the wrong side of Northern Light.”

Read the full Bangor Daily News article here.