LAFAYETTE – An Evangeline Parish mother alleges a federally operated health care facility failed to timely diagnose her minor son's medical condition.

Christy Soileau, individually and on behalf of Kristopher Ashton Stewart Soileau, filed a complaint on April 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division against U.S. Department of Health and Human Services alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that her minor son was born in 2013 and was treated by a doctor of the S.W.LA Center for Health Services, which is operated by the defendant. The suit states her son has malignant infantile osteopetrosis and that the doctor failed to diagnose and treat it in a timely manner, which has rendered his treatment more complex and expensive. 

Kristopher Ashton Stewart Soileau has allegedly son has suffered pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life, while the plaintiff has suffered loss of consortium, medical expenses and loss of income.

 The plaintiff holds U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responsible because defendant's employee allegedly failed to timely diagnosed plaintiff's minor son's MIOP that resulted in the delay in treatment that caused life threatening condition.

The plaintiff seeks judgment in plaintiff's favor in such amounts that are just and reasonable and all other general and equitable relief. She is represented by Anthony C. Dupre of Dupre-Meyers LLC in Ville Platte.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division Case number 6:17-cv-00526

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