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An Incoherent Physician Secretly Communicates with an Insurer – Disability Insurance – Communication Between a Physician and an Insurer – Liability – What are the Obligations of the Physician and the Disability Insurer?

March 2019 Donati Maisonneuve, Quebec

Tardif v. Succession de Dubé, 2018 QCCA 1639

Appeal from a decision rendered by the Superior Court ordering Dr. Tardif and SSQ Groupe Financier (hereinafter, “SSQ” or “the Insurer”) to pay damages to Ms. Denise Dubé (hereinafter, “Ms. Dubé” or “the Patient”) for injury to her dignity and honour, causing physical and psychological pain, suffering, inconvenience, humiliation, stress and worry, and for punitive damages.

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