GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish man claims that unsanitary tools used during a procedure caused a staph infection.

Charles Ferrier filed a suit against Panepinto Podiatry LLC and Dr. Asante Kareemah Pace-Sanchez in the 24th Judicial District Court alleging medical malpractice.

According to the claim, the plaintiff is seeking damages for an incident that took place May 26, 2016, at Panepinto Podiatry. The suit states that the plaintiff was at the clinic to have a diabetic foot ulcer wound debrided on. The plaintiff claims that the defendant failed to use clean and sanitary tools during the procedure. The plaintiff claims he contracted a staph infection, was admitted to the hospital and had to take six months to recover from the infection.

The defendant is accused of negligence and medical malpractice by failing to use the appropriate measures to protect the plaintiff.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Zachary Christianson in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division A Judge Raymond S. Steib.

24th Judicial District Court case number 775440

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