NEW ORLEANS – A widow alleges her late husband's lung cancer was not timely treated and caused his death.

Jodie Sisco, individually and on behalf of her minor son Joshua Sisco, filed a complaint on March 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against United States of America citing medical negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs alleges that their decedent James Sisco was being treated at the St. Charles Community Health Center and visited beginning in 2011 over complaints of shortness of breath, weakness and nausea. The plaintiffs hold United States of America responsible because the defendant's employees allegedly failed to treat and diagnose James Sisco’s lung cancer, and that he died on Sept. 23, 2012.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant, an amount that fully compensates plaintiffs' claims of wrongful death and survival damages and expenses and for all general and equitable relief. They represented by Jeffrey A. Mitchell and Hugo L. Chanez of The Cochran Firm in Metairie.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-01898

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