Duluth Neurologist Sues Son Of A Former Patient
June 12, 2010
DULUTH, Minnesota — A Duluth neurologist is suing the son of a former stroke patient for publicly criticizing him.
Dr. David McKee, with Northland Neurology and Myology, wants more than $50,000 in damages from Dennis Laurion of Duluth in a lawsuit made public Friday.
McKee alleges that Laurion defamed him and interfered with his business by making false statements to third parties, including the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association.
Laurion’s 85-year-old father, Kenneth Laurion, suffered a hemorrhagic stroke and spent four days hospitalized in April.
Among the allegations, McKee says Dennis Laurion lied when he claimed McKee blamed the patient for the loss of his time. Laurion tells the Duluth News Tribune that his statements were true and he is immune from liability.