Medical Center sued for dropping patient

As reported in The Louisiana Record, a local hospital is being sued for allegedly dropping a patent from a surgical table.
Wallace Walker, individually and as a representative of the estate of Johnnie Mae Booker, filed suit against Ochsner Medical Center on June 30.
Walker claims that Booker, his mother, underwent surgery at Ochsner Medical Center of Kenner on Sept. 7, 2010 and that when she was being moved from the operating table she was dropped on the floor while unconscious. The plaintiff alleges his mother received serious injuries to her back, shoulders and hands in the incident. Walker asserts that neither he nor his mother were informed about he incident and it was not revealed until days later when they questioned medical personnel about the open sores on Booker’s back.
Following the alleged incident, Booker underwent treatment to address the injury before she later died.
Ochsner is accused of failing to provide safe and reasonable care, failing to properly disclose action, failing to provide adequate care, failing to timely communicate the cause of injury, failing to properly transport, failing to document medical records and generally failing to exercise due care.
An unspecified amount in damages is sought for injuries, pain and suffering.

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