Anna Aguillard Aug. 4, 2014, 7:29pm


COVINGTON – A woman who was pregnant while receiving treatment is suing Laboratory Corporation of America for complications that allegedly arose while having her blood drawn.

Jennifer Rist Thompson filed suit against Laboratory Corporation of America in the 22nd Judicial District Court on July 24.

The plaintiff alleges that, while pregnant, she went to Laboratory Corporation of America, commonly known as LabCorp, to have blood drawn on Aug. 22, 2012. She claims that the LabCorp employee struck a nerve in her arm and caused “immediate pain and lasting complications” such as reoccurring “pain, weakness, and tingling nerve damage.”

The defendant is accused of failing to use care during treatment, failing to properly draw blood, failing to render or recommend follow-up care and negligent administration of care.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought by the plaintiff for pain and suffering, disability and loss of function, mental anguish, medical expenses, lost wages and loss of earning capacity.

The plaintiff is represented by John D. Sileo and Kevin P. Riche of New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division J Judge William Knight.

Case no. 2013-13383.

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