A former paramedic is taking AtlantiCare to court next month alleging wrongful termination after a patient under his care refused traditional treatment and he practiced holistic medicine on her instead.
Michael Senisch, of Bridgeton, who is also a licensed physician assistant and Reiki practitioner, alleges AtlantiCare retaliated against him by firing him after he did not place an intraosseous infusion into Wendy Johnson, who refused it based on her beliefs in new age, holistic medicine.
AtlantiCare says Senisch’s claims are untrue. “It is unfortunate that the former paramedic and his attorney waited until now, only weeks before jury selection, to publicize his false allegations in the media,” company spokeswoman Jennifer Tornetta said. “We look forward to presenting the actual facts of the case to a jury in a few weeks.”
“We believe that the prejudices and the bias against holistic medicine weighed heavily in the minds of the decision-makers of AtlantiCare,” attorney Michelle Douglass said Tuesday during a news conference.