June 18, 2020
Click here to read the article in the Louisiana Bar Journal
Taylor Porter Partner and health care law attorney Adam Thames had his article, "Louisiana Health Care Provider Liability During a Pandemic," published in the Louisiana Bar Journal, the magazine of the Louisiana State Bar Association.
In the June/July 2020 edition of the Louisiana Bar Journal, Thames discusses how health care providers are facing mounting obstacles in providing medical care to patients during this pandemic. The complexities of treating COVID-19 coupled with, in some instances, the inability for patients to receive direct medical care for unrelated reasons raise many liability questions for patients and health care providers alike. The article focuses on Louisiana laws that may provide civil immunity to health care providers who are accused of medical malpractice arising out of their treatment of patients during the course of this public health emergency. The article also analyzes how Louisiana laws stack up to the laws in New York that have garnered so much national media attention and highlight the immunity bills being proposed at the current legislative session.
Thames is a Partner at Taylor Porter and a member of the Firm’s Health Care Practice Team. He devotes a significant portion of his practice to representing physicians, hospitals, dialysis clinics, nurses, and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice and other professional liability claims. Adam also has extensive experience litigating class action, products liability, personal injury, and insurance defense claims. He is ranked by his peers among the Louisiana Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars.”
The Taylor Porter Health Care Practice Group continues to monitor the fluid and increasing obstacles confronting the health care system amidst COVID-19, and its unprecedented burden on providers. We will continue to alert you of these updates and post any news and legal developments to our Coronavirus Legal Blog and Resources section of our website.