Suit against Round Rock doctor was retaliation, her attorney says
Lawyer says doctor had asked for money her employer owed her.
The attorney for a former Round Rock emergency center medical director who was sued by her employer said the lawsuit was filed in retaliation for the director’s decision to ask for money the employer owed her.
Dr. Rena Salyer, the former Round Rock Family Emergency Room medical director, gave Dr. Henry Higgins about $350,000 partly to become partners in the emergency center business Higgins had started, said Salyer’s lawyer, Eric Kirkland.
When Salyer decided she didn’t want to be a partner, she asked for her money back but Higgins wouldn’t give it to her, said Kirk- land, who practices law in Los Angeles.
Higgins’ lawyer, Mary Dale, said Kirkland isn’t a licensed Texas attorney and she disagreed with his statements. “My clients stand by the allegations set forth in the pleadings, and we are confident the evidence and truth will materialize in court,” Dale said.
Dal e is also rep r esenting another doctor in the lawsuit —