Panel: Sparse Record Devoid Of Any Documentation Of Expert Cardiologist’s Fees
(October 16, 2015, 2:07 PM EDT) -- SHREVEPORT, La. — A Louisiana appeals panel on Oct. 14 affirmed a lower court’s refusal to order the unsuccessful plaintiffs in a medical malpractice dispute to pay the defendants’ expert cardiologist’s $34,064.41 witness fee (William McDougald, et al. v. St. Francis North Hospital, Inc., et al., No. 50,079-CA, La. App., 2nd Cir.; 2015 La. App. LEXIS 2020).
(Opinion available. Document #13-151029-001Z.)
Darlene McDougald, who had a history of heart disease, allegedly followed the instructions of her cardiologist, Dr. Ronald Koepke, and discontinued blood thinners...