Psychiatrist seeks reinstatement of license in suit against medical board
June 8, 2015
By Local Labs News Service
Gregg Spaulding Hunter, a psychiatrist licensed to practice medicine in Louisiana, filed a lawsuit against The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana on May 29, citing civil rights violation.
The suit states that the defendant issued a suspension of the plaintiff’s license on May 30, 2014, based on an alleged patient’s complaint of rudeness, sexual misconduct and poor bedside manner. The plaintiff argues that the board failed to perform any investigation or due process, ordered him to undergo evaluation at an expensive Atlanta facility, and neglected to provide alternative solutions.
According to the complaint, the Board of Medical Examiners exhibited arbitrary and capricious conduct that violated the plaintiff’s rights to fairness and due process under the Fourteenth Amendment.
The plaintiff alleges great mental anguish and irreparable harm. He seeks compensatory damages and injunctive relief reinstating his medical license. Hunter requests damages, interest, attorney’s fees, expenses, and court costs. Dr. Hunter is represented by Nelson Dan Taylor Sr. of the J. K. Haynes Legal Defense Fund in Thibodaux.