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Man claims Jefferson Parish doctor failed to explain possible complications of procedure

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 24, 2017

GRETNA – A man claims that he had to undergo nerve surgery due to a doctor's negligence.

John Davillier filed a suit against Dr. Robert Walker Jones in the 24th Judicial District Court, alleging negligence.

According to the claim, the plaintiff had a lipoma removed from his left wrist on Nov. 25, 2014. The plaintiff claims to have experienced extreme pain after the removal, and that medication did not relieve the pain. The doctor then referred the plaintiff to a specialist for nerve damage and possible surgery. The suit states that the plaintiff had to undergo surgery and that Jones did not explain that injury to the nerve was possible with this particular procedure.

The defendant is accused of negligence and failing to exercise the proper care.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by T. Carey Wicker III, J. Alex Watkins and Vincent E. Odom of Capitelli & Wicker in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division D Judge Scott U. Schlegel.

24th Judicial District Court case number 775436

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