Coutee v. Beurlot

Summary

Coutee v. Beurlot, 943 So.2d 637 (3rd Circuit) , LA ,   2006,   Report Type: N/A

Appellate Panel :

N/A

Trial Type :

judge

Trial Judge :

N/A

Trial Court :

N/A

Plaintiff's Lawyer :

N/A

Defendant's Lawyer :

N/A

Injuries

Invasion of privacy, mental anguish, emotional distress.

Tissue :

N/A

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

n/a

Treatment Length :

N/A

Pre-existing Conditions :

N/A

Award change on appeal:

decreased

Damages

General Damages :

$10,000

Past Medicals :

$0

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$0

Total :

$10,000

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Plaintiff, male, brought suit against his doctor for breach of physician-patient privilege. The defendant physician allegedly discussed private patient information against the plaintiff in regard to an upcoming trial.

Award Reason :

Appellate court originally awarded plaintiff damages but reduced the trial court's award. There was no evidence on record that plaintiff received treatment for his emotional distress. The state supreme court later reversed the decision.