Mealey's Elder Law - Health Department Citations Admissible In Nursing Home Case, Louisiana Panel Affirms

LAKE CHARLES, La. - A Louisiana trial court did not err in allowing patients in a nursing home malpractice and wrongful death case to introduce into the record deficiency reports made by the state health department because although the records may be inadmissible under one rule, they are permissible under another statute, a state appellate panel ruled Aug. 21 (Yevonne Sawyers, et al. v. Naomi Heights Nursing Home & Rehab. Ctr., L.L.C., et al., No. 19-331, La. App., 3rd Cir., 2019 La. App. LEXIS 1480).
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