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Court dismisses malpractice suit against LSU Health Sciences physician

By Karen Kidd | Feb 18, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge recently dismissed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a Louisiana State University Health Sciences physician who allegedly failed to properly diagnose a patient's complaints of chest pains in 2013.

Man loses claim against BP for injuries allegedly sustained in Deepwater Horizon cleanup

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 14, 2019

A district court has granted a motion for summary judgment filed by BP Exploration after a former employee claims he was injured during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Law professor believes inmates may have a 'pretty strong case' in lawsuit over Hepatitis C prison deaths

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 14, 2019

A series of lawsuits are being filed after claims by several Louisiana prison inmates that severely ill prisoners have died because their Hepatitis C was left untreated.

Healthcare company seeks more than $18,000 on an allegedly open account

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 10, 2019

GRETNA – A healthcare company is seeking more than $18,000 in sums it claims are due on an open account

Judge dismisses discrimination suit against Oschner Medical Center-Westbank

By William Sassani | Feb 9, 2019

New Orleans -- Judge Carl D. Barbier of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, has ruled to dismiss a civil-action lawsuit filed by Ronneka Smith against Ochsner Medical Center-Westbank LLC

Woman sues after allegedly having allergic reaction to treatment before surgery

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 17, 2018

GRETNA – Gladys S. Gautreaux filed a complaint on Nov. 6 in the 24th Judicial District Court against West Jefferson Medical Center and Emery Minnard, M.D., after allegedly suffering an allergic reaction to a doctor-ordered treatment prior to surgery.

EEOC claims Rainbow USA engaged in unlawful employment practices

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 13, 2018

NEW ORLEANS -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing an apparel retail chain over allegations of discrimination against a pregnant employee.

Medical malpractice suit dismissed, sent back to lower court

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — An appeal filed by the family of a woman who died in 2010 after receiving care has been dismissed by a Louisiana appeals court. Family of Elaine Kirt did not file appeal for new trial in timely manner, according to the ruling.

Appeals court dismisses malpractice lawsuit against East Jefferson General Hospital

By Charmaine Little | Aug 31, 2018

NEW ORLEANS -- The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal for Louisiana affirmed a trial court’s decision Aug. 29 that granted a Louisiana hospital an exception of prescription and dismissed a claim of negligence from a deceased patient’s family.

Federal appeals court sides with VA in Lafayette doctor's racial discrimination case

By Karen Kidd | Jul 23, 2018

A federal appeals court upheld a lower court's decision dismissing a Veterans Administration physician's racial discrimination lawsuit.

Mother's medical device lawsuit likely to be fact-intensive, attorney says

By Angela Underwood | Jul 10, 2018

Attorney Timothy Sansone knows about product liability cases, such as the recent lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana by the mother of minor girl against the makers of a medical device used to control the temperature of patients undergoing cardiac surgeries.

Judge blames dismissal of Medtronic, Covidien product defect case on lack of argument, opens door for changes

By Sandra Lane | Jul 1, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – Judge Sarah Vance of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana said in a June 20 opinion that her decision to dismiss a defective medical products lawsuit was based more on the plaintiff's attorneys' failure to construct a convincing argument and a lack of detail than on the merits of the plaintiff's claims.

Woman claims Zimmer Biomet's artificial hip led to renal failure

By Justin Stoltzfus | Jun 30, 2018

An allegedly defective artificial hip that led to a second hip replacement and, ultimately, renal failure, has led a Shreveport woman to file a complaint against Zimmer Biomet Inc., the company that makes the prosthetic.

Plaintiff claims woman's death is linked to Xarelto use

By Angela Underwood | Jun 24, 2018

Louisiana Judges Eldon Fallon and Michael North have been requested to grant a wrongful death trial by jury over the fatal use of prescription medication.

Bayer, General Electric among defendants named medical negligence lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Jun 12, 2018

NEW ORLEANS - A woman who allegedly suffered an allergic reaction is blaming Bayer, General Electric, and other pharmaceutical companies in a petition filed May 30 with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

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