Legal Document Information

Did you receive a summons, subpoena or other legal document? Were you contacted by an individual’s attorney or legal representative asking for a response or a meeting?


This does not apply to a summons for jury duty.

Important Steps To Follow:

  1. Immediately notify the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) by emailing the general Human Resources mailbox at
    • If applicable, attach a copy of the document to the email.
    • While it is recommended that you do not attend any proceedings without legal representation or consultation/advice, if you have not heard from the Office of Graduate Medical Education, please contact us before the return date to confirm guidance. We normally provide timely turnaround. Do not mistake silence as a non-response or assume we are not working on your inquiry.
    • Decisions regarding legal representation will be determined by appropriate authority and communicated to you. Residents and fellows may also seek representation and counsel from their own personal attorney.
  2. GME will review the document or circumstances as applicable and log the case.
  3. GME will forward information to the applicable authority to make decisions as appropriate. Follow up with applicable authority at such time.
    • Hospital Risk Management or appropriate authority will handle communications with you going forward.

For Reference Only

Contact Information for Hospital Risk Management Departments

Hospital Phone Fax
Kaleida Health 716-859-8628 716-859-8678
Oishei Children's Hospital & Millard Fillmore Suburban (Pediatric & Women's Dept) 716-859-8621 716-859-8678
Millard Fillmore Suburban (Non OB/GYN)  716-859-8625 716-859-8678
BGMC, HighPoint, Gates Vascular Institute  716-859-8542 716-859-8678
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center 716-845-8135 716-845-8178
Erie County Medical Center 716-898-5471 716-898-4491
Catholic Health System 716-821-4462  
Veterans Administration Western New York Healthcare System 716-862-8828