Sebble v. St. Luke’s #2, LLC, 2023-00483 (La. 10/20/23): Gross Negligence Standard of La. R.S. 29:771(B)(2)(c) Inapplicable

By Magdalena Majka and Bruce Cranner   A recent opinion from the Louisiana Supreme Court interprets the Louisiana Health Emergency Powers Act (LHEPA) and clarifies that La. R.S. 29:771(B)(2)(c) – the LHEPA section providing for the modified standard of gross negligence – does not apply in the medical review panel process conducted under the Louisiana...

New Team Member (Kathleen DeBruhl)

We are proud to announce that Kathleen DeBruhl has joined our Firm. Ms. DeBruhl is Of Counsel to the Firm, and brings her national client base which offers physician and other healthcare provider clients strategic and legal expertise on their healthcare business needs including corporate organization, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and contractual and financial...

New Chair of Insurance Law Practice

Our Firm is proud to announce that partner, Shannon Howard-Eldridge is the incoming Chair of  the Insurance Law Practice Group of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.  Ms. Howard-Eldridge will serve a two-year term, working closely with the members of theLADC Board. Insurance Law Practice Group, the Young Lawyers Committee,  and the Research and Policy...

New Team

Milling Benson Woodward, LLP is pleased to announce that Bruce Cranner and Magdalena Majka have joined the firm. Bruce Cranner has joined the firm as a partner.  Bruce is a versatile litigator with broad experience over the last forty years defending Medical Liability, Product Liability, Asbestos, and general insurance cases.  His commercial litigation practice is...

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