Ochsner accused of dropping patient

By Tia Benton | Apr 5, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – A local hospital is being sued by a Jefferson Parish man and his wife on claims that he was either dropped or allowed to fall in the process of receiving a CT scan.

Robert Saylor, and wife Bridgett, filed a lawsuit against Ochsner Baptist Medical Center LLC in the Orleans Parish Central District Court on Feb. 4. Saylor claims that after being involved in a car accident and transported to the defendant’s ER he had no complaints of shoulder pain, but following his CT scan, administered and completed by the defendants, it was found that he sustained a right shoulder fracture. Saylor further asserts the defendants dropped him, allowed him to fall or experience an otherwise tragic event on the way to, during, or shortly after the CT scan and therefore are responsible for his injury and liable unto him and his wife for damages.

The defendant is accused of allowing the plaintiff to fall or otherwise sustain the shoulder injury, failing to properly monitor and protect the plaintiff from falling and/or sustaining injury, failing to properly assess the patient’s risk for falling and negligence.

An unspecified amount is sought for physical pain and suffering, medical cost, loss wages, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of consortium.

The Saylor’s are represented by Jeffrey T. Greenberg of the Greenberg Law Firm.

This case has been assigned to Division J Judge Paula A. Brown.

Case no. 2013-1085.

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