Louisiana Panel Vacates Damages, Increases Award In Wrongful Death, Survival Action

(May 24, 2016, 12:16 PM EDT) -- SHREVEPORT, La. — A Louisiana appellate panel on May 20 vacated the damages awarded to the plaintiffs in a wrongful death action stemming from medical malpractice and entered judgment increasing the survival and wrongful death awards (Cheryl Griffin Roark, et al. v. Liberty Healthcare Systems, Inc. and Evanston Insurance Co., No. 50,632-CA, La. App., 2nd Cir.; 2016 La. App. LEXIS 1006).

(Opinion available. Document #77-160525-022Z.)

The Second District Court of Appeal awarded the plaintiffs $75,000 in survival damages and each of the decedent’s two children $75,000...
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