Gentilly Medical Center sued by patient for alleged injuries

Tia Benton Oct. 29, 2012, 6:20am

Robert W. Hallack

NEW ORLEANS – A Baton Rouge woman is suing a local women's medical facility alleging it is responsible for an infection she contracted following a mandatory medical procedure.

Jessica O'Bannon filed a lawsuit against Gentilly Medical Clinic for Women, Inc., Ifeanyi Okpalobi, M.D., and the Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners in the Orleans Parish Central District Court on Aug. 13. O'Bannon alleges that the defendant's use of non-sterile instruments resulted in an infection of her reproductive organs causing her to suffer a severe infection of her uterus.

The defendants are accused of failure to develop, implement, and monitor an infection control program, subjecting patients to unclean and deplorable conditions, and failure to take action in light of the Legislative mandate of protection of public health, safety, and welfare.

An unspecified amount is sought for all general and equitable relief.
The plaintiff is represented by attorney Robert W. Hallack of Baton Rouge, LA.

This case has been assigned to Division C Judge Sidney H. Cates IV.

Case no. 2012-07938.

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