The administrator of a facility I worked at two years ago has called me. They state they would like for me to attend a meeting with some attorneys regarding a former patient. They told me they didn't know the details of what the attorneys were looking for, but that the attorneys needed to ask questions of the people that worked there during this patient's stay. They stated that they couldn't force anyone to attend this meeting, but they would like for us to attend. They couldn't give me an exact time for the meeting so I told them that I would try to make it, but I do have to work that day. They are supposed to call back with a time.
After my initial shell shock I thought it through and had some questions I wanted answers to about this meeting. I called the facility back, but was unable to get the administrator to return my calls.
I spoke with one of my ex-coworkers from the facility as well. She had also been called and reported yet another person to have been called as well.
Its been two days since the initial call and I haven't heard back from the facility.
I'm not sure that it would be a wise thing to do to volunteer information. I haven't been subpoenaed or anything. I can't think of any decent reason as to why I'd be named in a suit and I have thought about it long and hard. I don't feel like I'm guilty of anything, but the few times I have had to speak with attorneys for questioning have taught me it isn't fun. I really just don't want to be a part of it unless I have to be.
Is this normal to have a facility requesting you to meet with a group of lawyers? I've only been called on in one law suit (in corrections) and I had a subpoena before anybody started trying to ask me questions.
I'm thinking about not attending this meeting unless they get a court order. BUT I don't want them to come after me for being uncooperative or anything. They haven't even told me what is going on. I don't know how I'd talk my current employer into giving me that day off on such short notice anyway because it isn't court ordered.
If any of you have any input I'd be greatly appreciative.