May 29, 2012

Dr. Robert Selkin Threatens to Sue Web Site Owner Over LASIK Suicide Story

Dr. Robert Selkin, a LASIK surgeon in Tennessee recently hired an attorney to threaten the owner of Lasik Newswire with a lawsuit for a story published in 2009, titled Robert Selkin, MD Connected to LASIK Suicide.  In the letter, Dr. Selkin's attorney wrote that:

You also link to two defamatory YouTube videos.

Your post falsely implies that Dr. Selkin was responsible for Mr. Lawrence Campbell's suicide, that Dr. Selkin committed malpractice, and that Dr. Selkin wrongfully denied access to Mr. Campbell's records in order to hide any responsibility.

Dr. Selkin's attorney also wrote a stern warning for the owner of Lasik Newswire to not publish the letter containing the threat to file a lawsuit.

Please also be advised that you are not authorized to publish this letter, in whole or in part, in any manner without our express written permission.

These are the two videos over which Dr. Selkin's attorney threatened to file a lawsuit.

Source: http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/08/transcripts/2008-4353t1-02.pdf

Click here to read suicide note - Slide 6, 7 and 8. 

20/20 Hindsight on Canada's GlobalTV program 16:9 The Bigger Picture, features Larry Campbell's story as told by his son.

Posted by Admin at May 29, 2012 08:07 PM