Ochsner Hospital sued after complications led to kidney removal

Kyle Barnett Nov. 30, 2012, 1:00am

Clifford F. Cardone

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish woman is suing a local hospital after her kidney had to be removed due to alleged complications during surgery she was undergoing.

Marion Royal Bouton, and husband Lionel, filed suit against W.C. Sternbergh, II, M.D. and Ochsner Medical Center in the 24th Judicial District Court on Oct. 17. Bouton claims she signed a consent form prior to bypass surgery to be performed by Sterbergh at Ochsner that listed numerous possible complications that might occur during the surgery. The plaintiff alleges that during the surgery her right ureter was damged beyond repair during a tunneling process, a complication that was not mentioned in the consent form, and that subsequently her right kidney had to be removed.

The defendants are accused of medical malpractice for failing to follow standard of care when performing the surgery resulting in injury to the patient.

Damages in excess of $50,000 are sought for catastrophic injuries, extreme pain, suffering and mental anguish and loss of consortium, society, affection, assistance, and conjugal fellowship.

Bouton is represented by Clifford F. Cardone of New Orleans-based The Cardone Law Firm.

The case has been assigned to Division J Judge Stephen J. Windhorst.

Case no. 720-201.

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