NEW ORLEANS – A woman alleges her late husband needed hip surgery after falling from a radiology examination table.
Virgie Armand, individually and on behalf of her deceased husband, Harry Armand, filed a complaint on Dec. 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System and its unidentified employed physicians and staff, medical care providers alleging they failed to adhere to applicable standards of care.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 2, 2015, Harry Armand was presented to defendant Southeast Louisiana Veterans Hospital for right knee pain. While in the radiology department, the suit states he fell from the table causing him to sustain femoral neck fracture. On March 4, 2015, the suit states he had undergone total hip replacement that resulted in pain and suffering, loss of sexual function and unnecessary medical treatment and expenses. The plaintiff holds Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System and its unidentified employed physicians and staff responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to take necessary precautions to ensure decedent's safety and failed to properly supervise a patient on an examination table.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, for all damages, plus interest, costs of these proceedings and all other general and equitable relief. She is represented by John D. Sileo and Casey W. Moll of Law Offices of John D. Sileo LLC in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-17846