Hospital And Windsor Kidney Specialist Locked In Legal Battles

A nasty legal battle is brewing between a prominent Windsor kidney specialist and Windsor Regional Hospital.

In January, Dr. Albert Kadri filed a statement of claim against the hospital and several current and former executives.

It includes current President and CEO David Musyj as well as former CEO Ken Deane and others.

AM800 has reached out to both Dr. Kadri and his lawyer, but have not had a response.

In a separate matter, the hospital's Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) has suspended Dr. Kadri's privileges at the hospital until the fall.

In a May 30 memo issued by Windsor Regional, Musyj and other hospital executives, the reasons for the suspension are detailed. It explains the MAC laid out five reasons for the suspension including concerns about OHIP billing and Kadri's foundation and related fundraising.

Musyj says the hospital has filed a motion to the court to stay the lawsuit and remove the individuals being sued but that is before the court and is not expected to be dealt with until December. 
"While his review of the MAC's recommendation to the board and the interim suspension of his privileges is being heard, let that be heard first and then we'll deal with the civil lawsuit," says Musyj.

Musyj adds the lawsuit and suspension are not linked.

"These issues have been going on for actually years, that predated Windsor Regional Hospital taking responsibility for the program and it's not until WRH took responsibility that we had an independent review done of the program and some issues came to the surface," he says.

Dr. Kadri has challenged the suspension but a hearing may not happen until October at the earliest. Dr. Kadri requested an adjournment of the hearing originally scheduled for May.

The hospital suspension does not affect Dr. Kadri's ability to practice in his own practice.