When a loved one becomes sick, people depend on hospitals and other health care facilities to provide the person with the best possible medical care. In fact, laws in Louisiana and in the rest of the country make it mandatory for medical facilities to provide a certain standard of care. If a medical facility fails to provide that standard of care, it may face consequences in the form of citations by regulatory authorities or medical malpractice lawsuits.
Recently, a hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana, was named in a lawsuit that alleged that a hospital failed to provide adequate care, which led to the death of a 49-year-old man in 2011. The lawsuit was filed by the deceased victim's family. Reportedly, the lawsuit is claiming undisclosed damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and loss of companionship, among other things.