Woman's family sues Ochsner Clinic over med mal claims

Kyle Barnett Sep. 11, 2012, 12:39am

Glyn J. Godwin

GRETNA – The family of a deceased woman has sued a few medical professionals and a hospital over claims of medical malpractice.

Joseph Loria and Kenneth M. Loria on behalf of Catherine C. Loria filed suit against Geetika Mohan, Robert Mark Kessler, M.D. and the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in the 24th Judicial District Court on Aug. 1.

The Lorias claim Catherine Loria visited the defendants on numerous occasions showing the symptoms of leukemia and that they failed to use their judgment of training to properly diagnose the condition. The plaintiffs allege Kessler was told to perform a bone marrow biopsy to determine a leukemia diagnosis, but chose not to do the test. The Lorias assert that Catherine C. Loria died from leukemia while under the care of the defendants.

The defendants are accused of the plaintiff's loss of opportunity to be diagnosed and treated for leukemia.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for wrongful death, lost consortium, lost companionship, loss of enjoyment of life and mental anguish.

The Loria's are represented by Slidell-based attorney Glyn J. Godwin.

The case has been assigned to Division L Judge Donald A. Rowan, Jr.

Case no. 717-700.

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