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Louisiana Appeals Panel: Plaintiff May Pursue Damages Against Hospital’s Insurer

Mealey's (October 7, 2016, 2:19 PM EDT) -- SHREVEPORT, La. — A Louisiana appellate panel on Oct. 5 affirmed a trial court’s ruling that a plaintiff in a medical malpractice action may seek damages against a hospital’s insurance company because the insurer failed to show that a doctor accused of malpractice was not at fault for the death of a man he examined (Latidrua Jackson, et al. v. Joseph A. Farquhar, et al., No. 50,902-CA, La. App., 2nd Cir.; 2016 La. App. LEXIS 1797).

(Opinion available. Document #77-161012-010Z.)

However, Judges Felicia Williams, Harmon Drew...
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