Rajeev Sheoran

100 Mile Free Press
Penticton psychiatrist ordered to pay Interior Health’s legal costs over failed lawsuit
By Brennan Phillips
May 30, 2022

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The Penticton psychiatrist who refused a $625,000 settlement and lost his lawsuit against Interior Health over being attacked by a patient will now also have to pay the health authority’s legal fees.

In a judgment issued on May 26, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Steven Wilson concluded that the 36-day trial and the fact that IH was successful in its defense entitled it to having Dr. Rajeev Sheoran cover the legal costs…

At Penticton Regional Hospital, Dr. Sheoran was knocked unconscious and had his jaw broken in 2014 during an appointment with Gregory Nield, a Summerland man who was being involuntarily held after self-medicating with magic mushrooms…

After the trial concluded earlier in 2022, Justice Wilson had found that Sheoran had failed to prove that IH had been negligent in providing the appropriate standard of care over the situation…