Kyle Barnett Aug. 18, 2015, 3:47pm


GRETNA – A local hospital and one of its doctors are being sued after a patient allegedly had his bile duct improperly severed during a gallbladder surgery.

Louis W. Parent, and wife Julie Parent, filed suit against Ochsner Clinic Foundation and John Hamner M.D. in the 24th Judicial District Court on June 19.

Parent alleges that during gallbladder surgery Hamner mistook his common bile duct for his cystic duct and cut into it. As a result of the mishap the plaintiff contends his bile duct was completely severed and he was transported to the Ochsner Clinic Foundation’s main campus in Jefferson to have it repaired where the common bile duct was able to be repaired by another doctor and after eight days being hospitalized Parent was released.

Parent asserts that despite the repair, Hamner’s mistake during the surgery has caused continuing medical problems that have already required another surgery to be undertaken.

The defendant is accused of medical malpractice.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity and loss of enjoyment of life.

Parent is represented by Hugo L. Chanez of Metairie-nased Mitchell Sanchez LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division N Judge Stephen D. Enright Jr.

Case no. 750-804.

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