Richard represented a physician charged with sexual assault. He cross-examined the complainant alleging sexual assault, which resulted in the charges being withdrawn at the end of the preliminary hearing. Location: Pembroke, Ontario.
Richard represented a doctor at a coroner’s inquest relating to the care of a kidney dialysis patient who died. The specific complaints dealt with issues regarding transportation, hospital and resource distribution/allocation issues as well as the doctor’s care. After five weeks, the jury made no criticism or recommendation relating to the doctor’s treatment, which was an excellent outcome. Location: Peterborough, Ontario.
Richard represented a doctor in a billing dispute with OHIP. OHIP took the position that the doctor was not permitted to bill OHIP for house calls. The Medical Review Committee agreed with Richard, resulting in OHIP repaying the doctor $40,000. This case had a positive impact on other doctors with the same issue, resulting in payment to other physicians of $160,000. Location: Toronto, Ontario