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American Health Lawyers Association’s Health Law Weekly Publishes Article by Shalyn McKitt on Lessons Learned from Bridges v. Houston Methodist Hospital

Published by the American Health Lawyers Association’s (AHLA) Health Law Weekly on June 18th 2021, Balch & Bingham’s Shalyn McKitt, attorney in the Litigation Practice, authored the article “Lessons from Texas - Vaccine Mandates in Hospital Systems” detailing a recent ruling on a lawsuit challenging a hospital’s mandate that its employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

In the article, Shalyn addresses practical takeaways on how health systems and hospitals should properly challenge vaccine requirements. She notes that by crafting vaccine policies that recognize reasonable exemptions while also taking time to understand the specifics of local wrongful termination laws, these organizations can help prevent future litigation.

Based in Birmingham, Ala., Shalyn is an experienced litigator with a diverse background representing clients in matters concerning health law, employment law, governmental affairs and administrative law, and regulatory matters.