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Patient files suit after suffering a stroke during surgery

By Andrew Stevens | Jul 7, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – A patient has filed a medical malpractice suit against an LSU affiliated medical center after suffering a stroke during a surgical procedure claiming negligence by the medical staff.

Julia Munson filed suit against the State of Louisiana through the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University, LSU Health Care Services Division, The Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans, Herman A. Heck, and Daniel D. Denison in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on May 6, 2014.

The plaintiff claims she suffered a stroke during surgery because the surgical team acted negligently in their planning of the surgery and actions during the surgery.  The plaintiff alleges her stroke could have been prevented if the defendants did not breach the applicable standard of care when an artery began to hemorrhage during surgery.  The plaintiff claims that had the defendant repaired or bypassed the hemorrhaging artery the blood flow to her brain would not have been interrupted, and thus the stroke would have been avoided.

The defendant is accused of negligence while performing surgery on the plaintiff that allegedly led to the plaintiff suffering a major stroke.

The plaintiff is seeking an unknown amount in damages for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses, loss of past earning, loss of future earning capacity, and disability.

Julia Munson is represented by Richard P. Voorhies III from The Voorhies Law Firm in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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

Case no. 14-04573

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