Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Tim Garrett provided insight into the financial and administrative impact that hospitals encounter as a result of worker strikes and disruptions in work activity. Tim discussed the speculative nature of predicting the costs associated with such disruptions and the logistical challenges hospitals face from an administrative standpoint. In the article, Tim states “they [the physicians] may not want to have to rely on replacement workers in the midst of a walkout, so they may decide not to proceed with a certain surgery if it’s not an urgent situation or may seek other options.”

The full article, “Strike or No Strike, Labor Disputes Can Take a Toll on Hospital Finances,” was published by Becker’s Healthcare on December 20, 2016, and is available online.