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Woman claims late diagnosis led to leg amputation

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 17, 2018


GRETNA – A woman claims that a late diagnosis cost her her leg.

April Picou filed a suit April 10 against Dr. Michael D. Leece, Dr. George F. Isa, and Ochsner Foundation Hospital in the 24th Judicial District Court alleging negligence.

According to the claim, the plaintiff is seeking damages for an incident that took place beginning on July 20, 2012 when the plaintiff was injured on the job and was transported to Ochsner for treatment of chest pains. The suit claims that despite certain complaints from the plaintiff, the defendants failed to run the appropriate tests and that after the fact she was told that she needed an amputation. The suit claims the amputation may have been avoided if the defendants had acted in a proper manner.

The defendants are accused of negligence and breach in the standard of care.

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

The case has been assigned to Division E Judge John Molaison Jr.

The 24th Judicial District Court Case No. is 782532.

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