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Attorneys for hospice patient hold news conference on lawsuit against nursing home owner, LDH

Officials with the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) announced on Thursday, Sept. 2 they are...
Officials with the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) announced on Thursday, Sept. 2 they are investigating the deaths of four nursing home residents who were evacuated to at a facility due to Hurricane Ida.(WVUE FOX8)
Published: Sep. 13, 2021 at 10:26 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 13, 2021 at 10:34 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Attorneys representing a hospice patient, who was among more than 850 nursing homes patients evacuated to a warehouse in Tangipahoa Parish before Hurricane Ida announced they are filing a lawsuit against the nursing home’s owner and the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH).

Seven patients died after being evacuated to the warehouse, officials say.

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Attorneys with Haley & Associates, the Unglesby Law Firm, and Dedrick A. Moore are representing the patient.

WAFB asked LDH for a comment on the lawsuit. A representative responded with the following statement.

“We have not been made aware nor have we been served with a lawsuit which purports to make the state a defendant on this issue.”

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