NEW ORLEANS — An Alabama woman is suing a Houma nursing facility, alleging the defendant's negligence led to the death of the plaintiff's mother.

Tommie Gautreaux filed a lawsuit Nov. 7 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against SCC of Houma LLC, doing business as Chatteau Terrebonne Health Care,  alleging the nursing facility repeatedly deviated from the standard of care.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 30, 2014, Gautreaux's mother, Doris Labit, 78, was admitted to Chatteau Terrebonne Health Care in Houma. While under the care of the defendant, the suit says, Labit's condition rapidly deteriorated and she suffered hypoglycemic encephalopathy resulting in her death March 2, 2015. 

The lawsuit states Gautreaux suffered loss of society and consortium, medical expenses and funeral expenses. The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to discharge its obligations of care to Labit, failed to properly monitor, treat and report her low glucose levels and failed to notify Labit's physician on her critically low blood sugar.

Gautreaux seeks trial by jury, compensation of more than $75,000, plus interest, costs of court and all other just relief. She is represented by attorneys David A. Abramson and Jessica L. Ibert of Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-16159

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