Former premier files suit against Attorney-General
Ewart Brown has launched a fresh legal action against the Attorney-General.
A writ filed in the Supreme Court on December 23 by Forensica Legal lists the former premier, Bermuda Healthcare Services and the Brown-Darrell Clinic as complainants and the Attorney-General as respondent.
Neither party responded to a request for comment on the action by press time last night.
Dr Brown and his clinics have been involved in a string of legal actions with matters related to a prolonged police investigation.
In February 2017, officers raided both clinics as part of a probe into allegations that they ordered unnecessary diagnostic imaging scans to boost profits.
Dr Brown and Mahesh Reddy, medical director of BHCS, have denied any wrongdoing in relation to the alleged overuse of medical scans of patients and have not been charged with any offences. A group of patients at the clinics also launched a legal action over the seizure of their records without their consent.
The medical records of 75 patients were sent overseas for review by two independent doctors last year after the Supreme Court agreed on a protocol intended to maintain the patients’ anonymity.
In 2017, Trevor Moniz, then the Attorney-General, also launched a legal action in Boston against Lahey Health, alleging a conspiracy with Dr Brown to conduct excessive medical scans.
That case was dismissed by Judge Indira Talwani of the US District Court in March 2018 because Bermuda had not shown that it had suffered any injuries in the US.
The investigations have cost the Government $6 million.
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