Judge dismisses staff lawsuit over Houston Methodist vaccine mandate

The Hill

A federal judge in Texas has dismissed a lawsuit from more than 100 employees of the Houston Methodist hospital system over its COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes said the employees weren’t illegally being forced to get vaccinated in order to keep their jobs.

The decision is a victory for Houston Methodist, which was the first hospital system in the U.S. to mandate its employees get vaccinated, though plaintiffs plan to appeal the ruling.

Houston Methodist President and CEO Marc Boom said in a statement, “We can now put this behind us and continue our focus on unparalleled safety, quality, service and innovation.”

“Our employees and physicians made their decisions for our patients, who are always at the center of everything we do,” Boom said. “They have fulfilled their sacred obligation as health care workers, and we couldn’t ask for a more dedicated, caring and talented team.”

Houston Methodist gave its employees until June 7 to get vaccinated for COVID-19 or face termination.

Earlier this week, the hospital said that nearly 100 percent of its staff had complied with the mandate, but those who hadn’t were suspended for 14 days. If they were not vaccinated before their suspension ended, the hospital said it would “immediately initiate the employee termination process.”

The 117 plaintiffs, led by Jennifer Bridges, a nurse, accused the hospital of “forcing its employees to be human ‘guinea pigs’ as a condition for continued employment.”

The suit further alleged that the vaccines were experimental and dangerous and that being forced to get vaccinated violated federal law.

In a five-page order on Saturday, Hughes largely debunked the plaintiff’s arguments. But the judge specifically blasted the plaintiffs for equating the vaccine mandate to forced experimentation during the Holocaust.

“Equating the injection requirement to medical experimentation in concentration camps is reprehensible,” Hughes wrote. “Nazi doctors conducted medical experiments on victims that caused pain, mutilation, permanent disability, and in many cases, death.”

Jared Woodfill, an attorney for the plaintiffs, told The Hill that his clients plan to appeal to the ruling and will be seeking similar judgement from the Texas Supreme Court in a similar case.

“This is just one battle in a larger war to protect the rights of employees to be free from being forced to participate in a vaccine trial as a condition for employment,” Woodfill said. “Ultimately, I believe Methodist Hospital will be held accountable for their conduct.”


7 thoughts on “Judge dismisses staff lawsuit over Houston Methodist vaccine mandate

  1. U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes is an illegal entity herself with no jurisdictional authority. She will be tried in a Common Law Court when said courts and the enforcement of the Bill of Rights is completed.

    1. 7th Article:

      In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

      1. I have no doubt the six whores and six ditch diggers will agree that she has violated the ratified Law of December 15th 1791 and should hang from a hemp rope.

  2. The judge said the employees weren’t illegally being forced to get vaccinated but then says it mandated its employees to get vaccinated.

    Well which is it?

    Talk about talking out of both sides of his mouth.

    Mandating something that violates your human rights and forces a poison in you is nothing short of murder and genocide and IS something being illegally forced on them, you word twisting dumbass!


    1. now maybe a few more whores and ditch diggers have figured out the difference in legal and lawful.. EVERYTHING they do is Legal… NONE OF IT is Lawful.. NO AUTHORITY to just say.. Nah.. we ain’t gonna do this. I’m throwing it out.. he shoulda never made it out of the parking lot!! but hey .. at least he was appointed BY RAAAAYGUNN!! so it’s ok! that sonofabitch will be 80!!! in September.. how these coksukers live so long!!?? Kissinger was 25 when my dad was born.. he died in October 2010. how do you get to keep a job after 70?? any job?? appointed for life.. talk about tenure!!

  3. Henry.. I’m not telling you what to do but could you please address this on the show.. and the rash of “thrown outs” we’ve seen in the past couple years?? even in their system.. I want to know how they get away with it? as well as overturning votes.. California voted like 62/37 against homo marriages and a HOMO JUDGE overturned it! again.. even in their system.. how do they come on TV beg you to vote then break it off in your ass anyway?? what am i missing? are we REALLY that stupid.. or are people not actually falling for it and they’re lying about that too? I’m just dumbfounded.

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