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Rs 10 crore Defamation Case: Kolkata Neurosurgeon to move court after patient attendant refuses to apologise


Rs 10 crore Defamation Case: Kolkata Neurosurgeon to move court after patient attendant refuses to apologise

The response to the defamation notice further accused the neurosurgeon of making distorted statements in his legal notice with some oblique motive. 

Kolkata: Unhappy with the response that was given by a patient’s attendant to the defamation notice sent by city neurosurgeon, the doctor Dr. Sujoy Sanyal  has decided to take a recourse to the court

Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that retaliating against the alleged defamatory posts made against him on the social networking sites, a Kolkata neurosurgeon had sent a legal notice to the husband of a patient. The doctor in the notice clearly asked the attendant to either retract the post and issue of public apology or he will proceed with civil proceedings to claim damages to the tune of Rs 10 crore for the loss of goodwill and reputation due to such defamation.

The notice contained a detailed explanation from the doctor, whereby he replied pointedly to the allegations made by the patient’s attendant blaming the doctor for the medical condition of his seriously ill wife. The defamation notice went on the add the credentials of the doctors including the fact that he secured his Mch from AIIMS and has been the recipient of numerous national and international accolades in the field of neurosurgery.

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The notice then called upon the attendant to withdraw the defamatory statements published by him on facebook and circulated on Whatsapp as well as to issue apology in a leading English and Bengali and Hindi newspaper to the doctor, within 7 days, failure of which would lead the doctor to resort to legal recourse.

TOI now reports that a response has been submitted by the patient’s attendant, Nabendu Biswas, a lawyer by profession. The response states that some of Sanyal’s statements are irrelevant, skillfully distorted and suppressed to cover up unfair trade practices. At the same time, the response states that Biswas was in a disturbed state of mind as Bhanumati was not showing any progress. The posts, according to him, were made to draw attention to his plight. Through such posts, Biswas also wanted to attract the attention of the state government, quotes TOI. The legal representative of the patient’s attendant further accused accuse the doctor of making distorted statements in his legal notice with some oblique motive.

With no apology in response as demanded, the doctor has decided to approach the court.

“There is no truth in whatever Biswas has written. I had sought an apology. He has refused to apologise. Under the circumstances, we have no other option but to move court. I am proceeding as per the instructions of my lawyer,” Dr Sanyal told TOI

 




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  1. Prima facie this case looked like medical negligence. So a court case is good to give justice to dead woman. Looks like doctor is making it an ego issue.

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    Ashutosh Kumar Pandey August 22, 2018, 9:50 am

    Yeah.. everyone is healthy till he/she goes to doctor .. and doctor kills him/her with his treatment.
    Or may be they mistook clinic / Hoapital for a miracle house and doctor trapped them in hospital by Falsely putting a temple or miracle house sign board in front.
    P.S. : I don\’t know about the case, Just responding to your sweeping statement.

  3. You have no idea about both sides of the story and you are being judgemental

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    Prof. Sushila Sripad August 19, 2018, 2:56 pm

    Kudos Dr Sanyal. Hope you win the defamation suit as well.
    A strong message should go to the lawyer representing the client for misrepresenting and misleading him.
    Many years ago doctors would refuse to take up any case of a patient, who or whose family has a lawyer.
    Probably, the time has come to teach some of these lawyers where the buck stops.
    A civil suit for damages to health , loss of practice and reputation, because of the enormous harassment may also be in order.

  5. Kudos dr sujoy..u have set a great example for all the doctors to follow.. in today\’s era we doctors need to be more offensive then defensive so that patients stop taking us for granted.


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