Attorney General Trevor Moniz issued the following statement regarding the Government filing a lawsuit against Lahey Clinic.
"The proceedings follow many months of investigations by the Attorney General’s Chambers into certain arrangements between Lahey and former Premier Dr. Ewart Brown involving undisclosed payments made by Lahey to Dr. Brown over a period of many years. In return for such payments, we assert that Lahey received preferential treatment from the Government in relation to its work in Bermuda and for Bermudians.
"Over a lengthy period of time, MRI and CT scans have been carried out by Dr. Brown’s clinics and interpreted by Lahey staff, which appears to have been medically unnecessary.
"As a result of these investigations, the Government believes it has substantial claims against Lahey, and has issued the proceedings accordingly."