Attorney disputes allegations against neurosurgeon Dr. Johnny Delashaw

An attorney for former Swedish neurosurgeon Dr. Johnny Delashaw disputed allegations that he yelled and cursed at staff, saying accusers had a “personal agenda” against him.

TUMWATER — Nurses were acting on a “personal agenda” when they accused Dr. Johnny Delashaw of improper conduct, according to an attorney for the prominent Seattle surgeon whose medical license was suspended by the state last month.

Attorney Amy Magnano made that argument Monday in a hearing before a three-member panel of the state Medical Quality Assurance Commission, which will decide whether Delashaw’s license should remain suspended.

State regulators suspended Delashaw’s medical license in May, an action considered warranted because “of an immediate threat to the public health and safety,” according to commission documents.

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