Doctor sued for malpractice after allegedly perforating patient’s bowel during surgery

By Kyle Barnett | Oct 16, 2013

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish woman is suing a local doctor claiming medical malpractice after he allegedly perforated her bowel during surgery.

Lillie B. Magee filed suit against David W. Hoerner M.D. in the 24th Judicial District Court on Sept. 11.

Magee claims that Hoerner served as her gynecologist and obstetrician when he performed surgery on her on June 10, 2011. The plaintiff alleges that during the surgery the defendant injured her by causing a dangerous bowel perforation.

The defendant is accused of breaching the standard of care, failing to exercise due and ordinary care and caution, failing to properly diagnose and treat the plaintiff, employing insufficient and substandard surgery and treatment techniques and failing to properly inform the patient of her condition following the surgery.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, mental anguish and suffering and physical pain and suffering.

Magee is represented by attorney Anthony L. Glorioso of Metairie.

The case has been assigned to Division E Judge John J. Molaison Jr.

Case no. 730-936.

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