The Audubon Zoo has always been a place of fun for the residents of and visitors to New Orleans, and so the zoo has always tried to sustain consistent entertainment for its guests. That’s why the zoo hires musicians to come play in the park, but one entertainer found his experience at the zoo to be quite unpleasant.
Back in May of 2014, he was hired to play at the Audubon Zoo, slipped on a patch of algae and sustained an injury to his knee. The musician was taken to Touro Hospital where he underwent surgery to repair his seriously injured knee. Later, after sustaining another slip and fall at home due to his knee’s condition, he was taken to LSU Interim Hospital complaining of severe pain.
While at the hospital, the musician claims that the staff discharged him after cursory tests and then wheeled him out of the hospital, where he sustained another fall. After that slip and fall, the doctors did a more thorough examination and discovered that the man was hyperkalemic. After all that suffering, the man has finally filed a lawsuit.
The lawsuit, filed in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, claims that that the Audubon Zoo and its affiliates were negligent in maintaining their walkways and warning of hazards. His suit also includes LSU University Medical Center and several physicians and nurses who he claimed failed to properly treat his medical problems. Hopefully, he will be able to get the restitution that he needs.
The lawyers at Galloway Jefcoat understand the suffering that can result after a victim sustains an injury due to the neglect of a property owner. Our premises liability page outlines the conditions that make an injury case. Do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions about the circumstances of your injury.
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