Lejeune v. Rayne Branch Hospital

Summary

Lejeune v. Rayne Branch Hospital , 556 So.2d 559 (1st Circuit) , LA ,   1991,   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

Witnessing harm to others, witnessing harm to a loved one, witnessing harm to husband, witnessing harm to spouse.

Tissue :

N/A

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

n/a

Treatment Length :

N/A

Pre-existing Conditions :

N/A

Award change on appeal:

unchanged

Damages

General Damages :

$1

Past Medicals :

$1

Future Medicals :

$1

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$1

Other Damages :

$1

Total :

$5

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Plaintiff, female, brought suit against hospital for witnessing her husband suffer from rat bites while a patient in the hospital.

Award Reason :

State Supreme Curt decision. This pivotal case is the case that allowed recovery for plaintiffs in regard to witnessing harm to other individuals. The damage award was not discussed in the decision. Please see case for specific details.