The Louisiana Record Apr. 21, 2016, 3:13pm


NEW ORLEANS — A laboratory director is suing the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, alleging violation of his professional rights.

Dr. David Green, filed a lawsuit April 5, in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against United States Department of Health & Human Services alleging the government agency violated his right to pursue his career in his chosen field.

According to the complaint, on April 1, Green received a letter announcing the closure of the lab operated by Lonseth Pain MD APMC, a facility that performs limited analyzer testing of qualitative, immunoassay urine toxicology. 

As a result, the suit says, this will cause Green irreparable injury, loss, harm and a damaged reputation in the scientific community. The plaintiff alleges the Department of Health & Human Services will revoke the clinical laboratory improvement amendments certificate maintained by a laboratory operated by Lonseth, without sufficient notice.

Green seeks a trial by jury, a temporary restraining, a preliminary injunction enjoining DHH-CMS and/or its agents from revoking his CLIA certificate, plus other and further relief as the law, equity and nature of the case may require. He is represented by attorneys Mindy Brickman and Christy L. McMannen of Christovich and Kearney LLP in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-02827

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