GIROIR v. SOUTH LOUISIANA MEDICAL CENTER

No. 83 CA 0773.

453 So.2d 949 (1984)

Roy GIROIR, Individually and as Administrator of the Estate of Earline Giroir, et al. v. SOUTH LOUISIANA MEDICAL CENTER, et al.

Court of Appeal of Louisiana, First Circuit.

Rehearing Denied June 29, 1984.

Writs Granted October 12, 1984.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael J. Samanie, Houma, for plaintiffs and appellees.

Dale C. Martin, Lippman, Mahfouz, Martin, Larocca & Stansburg, Morgan City, for defendants and appellants.

Before COVINGTON, COLE and SAVOIE, JJ.


COLE, Judge.

The main issue in this case is whether or not a suit filed timely by one plaintiff in wrongful death and survival actions interrupts prescription as to other plaintiffs asserting similar but distinct claims arising out of the same factual circumstances.

FACTS

Mrs. Earline Giroir, age 54, began experiencing abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting in the early part of 1979. She sought treatment at South Louisiana Medical Center (SLMC) in Houma...

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