Compensation Claims in Respect of Benjamin Deodhar, Grimsby

Wendy Hesketh made this Freedom of Information request to Legal Services Commission

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Dear Legal Services Commission,

For the benefit of academic research in medico-crime, I am trying to find out whether any of the former patients of Dr. Benjamin Deodhar have applied for funding in civil claims relating to this doctor sexually assaulting patients.

Can you please tell me if anyone has applied to the LSC for funding for a civil claim against this doctor and/or: Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust; or Lincolnshire Health Authority in relation to this doctor?

It would be helpful if you could state how many claimants there are/were.

The fact that Dr. Deodhar was convicted of assaulting his patients has been reported in the media and so is already in the public domain. I do not require any identifying details of any individuals.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Wendy Hesketh

FOI \(LSC\), Legal Services Commission

Dear M Hesketh,

Re: Your Freedom of Information Act request

Thank you for your e-mail of 20 April 2011.

In your request you have asked for the following information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000:

"For the benefit of academic research in medico-crime, I am trying to find
out whether any of the former patients of Dr. Benjamin Deodhar have
applied for funding in civil claims relating to this doctor sexually
assaulting patients.

Can you please tell me if anyone has applied to the LSC for funding for a
civil claim against this doctor and/or: Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust;
or Lincolnshire Health Authority in relation to this doctor?

It would be helpful if you could state how many claimants there are/were."

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terms of the Act and will provide a response as soon as possible and no
later than 24 May 2011.

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Dear Ms Hesketh,

Please find attached our response to your request for information.

Kind regards,

Governance Team
Chief Executive's Office
Legal Services Commission

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