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Phlebotomist sued for allegedly injuring nerve in woman's arm while trying to draw blood

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 30, 2016

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GRETNA – A couple is seeking damages after the wife allegedly was injured while having her blood drawn.

Kelly Soileau, wife of, and Gary Soileau filed a suit against Quest Diagnostics Clinical Laboratories Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on July 29.

According to the claim, Kelly Soileau, was a patient at the defendant's office where she was having some blood drawn on July 30, 2015. The suit states that an employee of the defendant caused the plaintiff injury to her medial antebrachial cutaneous nerve in her left arm.

The defendant is accused of negligence through failing to train its employees, failing to safely draw blood and other negligence.

The plaintiffs are seeking an unspecified amount in damages. They are represented by Kristine K. Sims of Metairie.

The case has been assigned to Division J Judge Stephen C. Grefer.

The 24th Judicial District Court Case number 763332

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