Doctor Sues Hospital After Muslim Ritual Gets Him Removed

April 9, 2007

Source: WBAL-TV

Wire Service: AP

BALTIMORE -- A radiologist who was kicked out of the University of Maryland Medical Center after he performed a Muslim ritual has filed a $30 million lawsuit against the hospital.

The suit said Dr. Mohammed Hussain was at the hospital last month to undergo surgery. He was washing his hands and feet in a sink in a lobby bathroom when a security guard came in and ordered him to get out "immediately or else."

Hussain's lawyer, David Ellin, said the guard made references to Hussain as if he were a terrorist and hurled racial epithets at him. He said Hussain was pushed down a hallway and into the custody of another security guard, who escorted him outside.