Health Law & Business

Louisiana Nursing Home Investigation Records Admissible

Aug. 21, 2019, 5:41 PM

Records of a state agency’s investigation of a nursing home are admissible in a medical negligence suit brought against the facility by a patient’s family, a state appeals court said.

A Louisiana peer review law permitting juries to hear about regulatory agency surveys, deficiency statements, and investigatory records in cases against health-care providers trumped a rule excluding such evidence when the investigation and the lawsuit involved the same facts, the Louisiana Court of Appeals said Aug. 21.

Cecilia Sullivan allegedly received substandard medical care at Naomi Heights Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center LLC and Guardian Hospice Care LLC. Her family...

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