Three Janes Sue Dr. Basudeb Saha, M.D., for “Battery (Sexual) & Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress” at NIMC

Centegra's Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry

“Jane No” is the lead plaintiff, along with “Jane Doe” and “Jane Roe” in a suit filed in McHenry County Circuit Court Friday by attorney Robert Hanlon.

Each plaintiff seeks at least $150,000 from defendant Dr. Basudeb Saha.

In the suit, Dr. Saha is described as having been “Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Centegra Health Systems McHenry for the period of 2009 -2010 and was Chairman of the Department of Surgery for a period of time commencing in 2011 and ending at a point in time in 2012.”

The suit says the physician was born in 1945 and “graduated from the All Institute of Medical Sciences in New Deli, India in 1969 or thereabouts.”

The events described in the suit allegedly took place at Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry, where the women suing Dr. Saha work.

The women dress in “scrubs,” which “generally have a shirt pocket on the left side directly in front of the breast; the scrub shirt has a ‘v’ neck, the scrubs pants are draw string pants,” the suit says. “…changing into them is one of the first things each of the plaintiffs will do to start work on any given day at NIMC.”

What happened to Jane No is outlined first:

“…occurring in late fall or early winter of 2010, Dr. Basudeb Saha, attempted to kiss Jane No between room one and room two on the first floor of NIMC. At that time, Dr. Basudeb Saha, orally stated ‘come here’ or words to that effect and he attempted to kiss Jane No on her lips. Jane No immediately turned her head to the right so Dr. Basudeb Saha, would not kiss her on the lips and Dr. Basudeb Saha, then kissed Jane No’s left cheek…

“Dr. Basudeb Saha, had his hands on Jane No’s arms. As Jane No pulled away from Dr. Basudeb Saha, Jane No observed that Dr. Basudeb Saha, was visibly erect in his genital area by a phallic shaped object protruding buldge in his scrubs…

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“Dr Basudeb Saha attempted on at least 10 separate occasions to either place or remove objects into or from the shirt pocket of Jane No scrubs by either placing his hand along with an object into the scrub shirt pocket or retrieve an item by placing his hand into the scrub shirt pocket while it was worn by Jane No. While Dr. Basudeb Saha either placed items in the scrub shirt pocket or attempted to remove items from the scrub shirt pocket, Dr. Basudeb Saha touched Jane No’s left breast through her clothing.”On one occasion while Dr. Basudeb Saha and Jane No were at the scrub sinks between Room 1 and Room 2, Dr. Basudeb Saha commented: ‘You’re my dream girl’ ‘If I were younger’.

“After Christmas 2010, Dr. Basudeb Saha put his hands into Jane No shirt and felt her breasts.

“On at least two separate occasions, after Christmas 2010, and before December 2011 he reached into Jane No scrubs and felt her breasts, skin on skin contact…

“Upon information and belief (as to the date of occurrence), between the fourth week of September 2011 and the second week of October 2011 or thereabouts Jane No was between room 5 and 6, in the hallway, on her way to the heart room, Dr. Basudeb Saha grabbed Jane No by her right arm and then placed his other hand up and between Jane No’s legs touching Jane No’s genital area through her clothing.

“…during the week of November 7, 2011 or thereabouts. At this time, Dr. Basudeb Saha , approached Jane No while she was standing looking at a board, he attempted to put his hand in Jane No’s shirt pocket and stopped as another employee entered the front desk area…

“At a point in time in 2011, the specific date is unknown, but during sit-down surgerys Dr. Basudeb Saha would grab Jane No’s legs with his legs by pinching his thighs together as Jane No sat across from him during surgery and would press his knee into her genital area or press his genital area upon Jane No’s knee.

“On or about January 16, 2012, Jane No and Jane Roe attended a meeting with David Tomlinson, Mike Easley, Jason Ciarro and others.

“During the January 16, 2012 meeting, it was commented by Mike Easley the following statement: ‘what did you expect us to do?’. Mike Easley also commented with the following: ‘Most places sweep this kind of thing under the rug’ or words to that effect.

“Mr Easley’s comments came after Mr. Easely informed Plaintiffs Jane No and Jane Roe that the Hospital was going to bring Dr. Basudeb Saha back to work at the hospital because according to Mr. Easely, ‘we would hate to see Good Shepard get him’ or words to that effect.

“During the January 16, 2012 meeting, Mr. Easley showed Jane No and Jane Roe two apology letters from Dr. Basudeb Saha. The two apology letters were framed under the concept of an apology for non-specific conduct. The first letter was addressed to the OR Staff and indicated that he was sorry about causing pain in the OR. The second letter was to Dr. Lawrence, which started with a thank you for helping him with a matter in the OR.

“Upon information and belief, neither letter was ultimately delivered to the OR Staff.”

Jane Doe’s allegations come next.

“Commencing at a point in time not earlier than March 2010, Dr. Basudeb Saha conduct included conduct directed at Jane Doe which included touching of Jane Doe’s genital area during sit-down surgeries and touching of her left breast through her clothing.

“…Dr. Basudeb Saha on at least 10 separate occasions placed or removed objects into or from the shirt pocket of Jane Doe scrubs by either placing his hand along with an object into the scrub shirt pocket while it was worn by Jane Doe. While Dr. Basudeb Saha either placed items in the scrub shirt pocket or attempted to remove items from the scrub shirt pocket, Dr. Basudeb Saha touched Jane Doe’s left breast through her clothing.

“During one such occurrence, Dr. Basudeb Saha placed his hand into the empty scrub shirt pocket of Jane Doe and articulated ‘what’s in there?’ while fondling Jane Doe’s left breast.”

Finally, what allegedly happened to Jane Roe is summarized.

“At a point in time in the year 2002 the exact date of which is not known, Dr. Basudeb Saha, has fondled the breasts of Jane Roe, touched the genital areas of Jane Roe.

“Commencing at a time in late fall early winter of 2010, the exact date is unknown Dr Basudeb Saha attempted on at least 10 separate occasions to either place or remove objects into or from the shirt pocket of Jane Roe scrubs by either placing his hand along with an object into the scrub shirt pocket or retrieve an item by placing his hand into the scrub shirt pocket while it was worn by Jane Roe. While Dr. Basudeb Saha either placed items in the scrub shirt pocket or attempted to remove items from the scrub shirt pocket, Dr. Basudeb Saha touched Jane Roe left breast through her clothing.

“On at least two separate occasions, after Christmas 2010, and before December 2011 Dr. Basudeb Saha placed his hand between the legs of Jane Roe.

“At a point in time in 2011, the specific date is unknown, but during sit-down surgerys Dr. Basudeb Saha would grab Jane Roe’s legs with his legs by pinching his thighs together as Jane Roe sat across from him during surgery and would press his knee into her genital area or press his genital area upon Jane Roe’s knee.”

A jury trial is requested.


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Three Janes Sue Dr. Basudeb Saha, M.D., for “Battery (Sexual) & Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress” at NIMC — 1 Comment

  1. I have a really hard time believing all of this.

    I worked in office for 10 years never saw any kind pf action being done.

    On the other hand, the most caring doctor I ever worked with.

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