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Two Trials in Terrebonne

In 2016 we reported on the Supreme Court's remand of a Houma medical malpractice suit for retrial based on the "miscarriage of justice" brought about Judge Timothy Ellender's "bizarre and disturbing behavior" during trial. See A judge is gone, but not forgotten. Preparing for my October 29 CLE presentation on 2018 trials for the Terrebonne Bar Association, I ran across the re-trial result.

The second time around was no more successful for the plaintiff. Another 32nd JDC jury concluded that plaintiff failed to prove Dr. Schwab's treatment fell below the standard of care. See, Logan v. Schwab, 165,756 (32nd JDC 03/22/18). Perhaps Justice Crichton correctly dissented on the majority conclusion that a re-trial was necessary.

This trial will be among several from Houma discussed as part of my 3:00 p.m. hour on 2018 trials in Houma on October 29. We will, of course, cover many more from across Louisiana. Join us if you are able.


Posted: Oct. 8, 2018