Spokane Lawyer | The Katrina-Hospital Case Settles

Last week, I reported that a trial will begin regarding a class action suit against Memorial Medical Center, a New Orleans hospital, and its corporate overseer, Tenat Healthcare. The question presented was whether Memorial and Tenat should be held accountable for the deaths and injuries of its patients who were marooned by the floodwaters after Hurricane Katrina. The suit was going to focus on the inadequacies of Memorial’s backup electrical system and failed plans for patient care and evacuation.

However, during jury selection, the case settled. The amount you ask? Well it is confidential. You can read more about the settlement here.

The case drew attention to numerous “systematic gaps” in hospital emergency procedures. I hope hospitals across the nation took notice of the class action and reevaluated their own emergency procedures and plans.

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