GRETNA – A nursing home is being sued by a resident who alleges she was permanently injured in an incident in which she broke her hip.
Eula Mae Theriot filed suit against Oceans Behavioral Hospital of Greater New Orleans LLC in the 24th Judicial District Court on Aug. 15.
Theriot claims that she was admitted to Broadway Nursing Home in Lockport on Aug. 15, 2013 for dementia after which she was transferred to Oceans Behavioral Hospital of Greater New Orleans located at 716 Village Road in Kenner. The plaintiff alleges after the transfer her family visited her over the next several days at which time she was able to walk around freely without the aid of any assistance devices. However, Theriot asserts that within a week of the transfer she rushed to the hospital where it was revealed she had suffered a fractured hip that required immediate surgery.
The plaintiff contends that since the procedure she has been unable to walk and continues to suffer on a daily basis.
The defendant is accused of failing to provide proper custodial care, failing to provide sufficient staff to supervise, failing to provide adequate training, failing to treat the plaintiff with courtesy and respect, failing to monitor and observe the plaintiff and failing to adopt proper guidelines for protection of residents.
An unspecified amount in damages is sought for physical pain and suffering, mental pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses and pharmaceutical expenses.
Theriot is represented by William S. Watkins of Houma-based Duval, Funderburk, Sundberry, Lovell & Watkins.
The case has been assigned to Division B Judge Cornelius E. Regan.
Case no. 741-331.