UPDATED — Physician Eustaquio Abay II has filed a lawsuit against Abay Neuroscience Center, the practice he founded in 1986 and renamed in 1996 in honor of his parents.
“Dr. Abay built the practice, but the other members forced him out by reducing his compensation wrongfully,” says Abay’s attorney, Jay Fowler of Foulston Siefkin.
“The practical effect is the other physicians made a lot more money, and Dr. Abay made next to nothing.”
Abay, who filed his lawsuit in Sedgwick County District Court last week, left the practice to start a new one in June.
“We did not force him out of the practice,” says Jeff Spahn, a Martin Pringle attorney representing the remaining partners at Abay Neuroscience Center.
“That was his decision to leave the practice.”
Spahn says Abay was paid what he was owed.
“I don’t know what Jay’s definition of nothing is, but he was paid a significant amount of money, and Jay knows better than that,” Spahn says. “At least I would regard it as a significant amount of money.”