GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish woman alleges she was injured when a medical machine fell on her.
Rebecca Edwards filed a suit against East Jefferson Radiation Oncology LLC; Jefferson Radiation Oncology LLC; Jefferson Radiation Oncology; Jefferson Parish Hospital Services District No. 2, Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, doing business as East Jefferson General Hospital; Paul Monsour M.D.; Siddhartha Padmanabh M.D.; and Varian Medical Systems Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on Nov. 2.
According to the claim, the plaintiff was a patient of the defendants on Nov. 12, 2015. The suit states that the plaintiff was the recipient of radiation therapy, which the defendants failed to ensure was being delivered properly. The suit states that the plaintiff was caused personal injuries, including damages to her right arm and neck, when the radiation machine collapsed on her.
The defendants are accused of breach in the standard of care and medical malpractice.
The plaintiff is seeking an unspecified amount in damages. The plaintiff is represented by Michael R. Allweiss of Lowe, Stein, Hoffman, Allweis & Hauver in New Orleans.
The case has been assigned to Division B Judge Cornelius E. Regan.
The 24th Judicial District Court Case number 766162