Attorneys for hospice patient hold news conference on lawsuit against nursing home owner, LDH
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.
- THE INVESTIGATORS: 7 dead as nursing home residents evacuated to warehouse during Ida
- Zurik: Families of nursing home residents in warehouse shelter say owner ‘needs to be punished’
- THE INVESTIGATORS: State yanks licenses of nursing homes under investigation for questionable evacuations
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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