Lawsuit accuses Kalispell doctor of assaulting woman at ketamine clinic

A lawsuit in federal court accuses a Kalispell doctor of giving a woman ketamine and assaulting her at his clinic while she was visiting the Flathead area on a work trip.

The complaint, filed in September, accuses Dr. David J. Durkin from Ketamine Infusion of Montana, a ketamine therapy business in Kalispell, of administering the drug and sexually assaulting the woman in the spring of 2022. The woman is the plaintiff in the civil lawsuit.

A phone call and email to Ketamine Infusion of Montana were not returned on Wednesday. Durkin manages the ketamine clinic, according to the complaint.

On May 9, 2022, the plaintiff reported she visited Kalispell as a pharmaceutical representative. Her job was teaching pharmacies how to bill and help customers get money for prescriptions.

That evening the plaintiff, who lives out of state, met and spoke with Durkin at a local bar, according to Missoula lawyer Bryan Spoon, one of the plaintiff’s attorneys. Around 11:30 p.m. she requested an Uber for a ride to her hotel. The complaint states the woman was intoxicated and not capable of consent.

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