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Southern Poverty Law Center Issues Report on Hate Groups

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The Southern Poverty Law Center reports there are currently 784 hate groups nationwide. Florida ranks second in the nation with 50 hate groups, while California tops the list with 57 groups.

Last week, the FBI revealed a plot by three prison workers in Florida with ties to a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan to kill a black inmate, putting one of the most easily recognizable hate groups into the spotlight. However, only two hate groups in Florida are KKK affiliated.

The SPLC lists and classifies hate groups in the country. Only organizations and their chapters known to be active during 2014 were included.
The SPLC lists and classifies hate groups in the country. Only organizations and their chapters known to be active during 2014 were included. Credit: Southern Poverty Law Center.

Mark Potok, a senior fellow and the editor-in-chief of the SPLC’s quarterly journal, “The Intelligence Report,” helps keep a list of known hate groups and follows the rise and decline of activity among them.

SPLC listed two cities in the north central Florida area – Gainesville and Ocala – as locations with active hate groups.  Both cities made the list, having one hate group each.

SPLC cites The American College of Pediatricians in Gainesville as an “anti-LGBT” group, while in Ocala the Confederate Hammerskins are deemed a “racist skinhead” group.

SPLC’s full report, “The Year in Hate and Extremism,” found that despite the presence of these organizations the number of hate groups — statewide and nationally —  has declined over the past few years.

About Jonathan Muñoz

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  1. Mark N Starla Traina

    NAAWP RESPONSE: The SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW SINNER is a HATE GROUP located in MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA!

    • Somebody is just jealous because the SPLC is an actual organization, not simply one man who hates black people.

      • MARK TRAINA vs. LAKEVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

        Professional of the Year – Law/Civil Litigation

        Aldric C. Poirier Jr. is Lakeview Regional Medical Center’s Defense Attorney

        Title: Partner

        Industry: Legal

        Type of Organization: Law Firm – Blue Williams

        Major Product/Service: Legal services

        Expertise: With over 20 years experience, Mr. Poirier works within the New Orleans metro area and Southeast Louisiana providing medical malpractice defense litigation, construction litigation and a mix of commercial and defense casualty litigation.
        Geographic Area of Distribution:
        Louisiana

        Affiliations: Louisiana State Bar Association; The Mississippi Bar; Federal Bar Association; The Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel; Louisiana Society for Hospital Attorneys; Defense Research Institute; Past Chair and Trustee of Leadership, St Tammany; Director, Youth Service Bureau; Former Director, Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter; Former Director, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Mississippi and Louisiana; Former Director, University of New Orleans International Alumni Association

        University/Degree: J.D., Cum Laude, Tulane University, 1992

        Born: January 13, 1966, Slidell, Louisiana

        Hobbies/Sports: Golf, travel, fishing, hunting

        Honors & Awards: “AV” rated, Martindale Hubbell; Super Lawyer in Medical Malpractice Defense and Civil Litigation Defense, 2007, 2012

        Published Works: Local public speaking regarding certificates of insurance, workmen’s compensation, medical consent and documentation, EMTALA, Jones’ Act remedies and other issues

        ALRIC PORIER JR.

  2. Mark N Starla Traina

    WHITE PRIVILEGE GLASSES vs. REALITY

    Video: https://www.facebook.com/colin.flaherty/videos/10153986223725719/

  3. Mark N Starla Traina

    MARK TRAINA vs. LAKEVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER and ICU NURSE RAY JENNINGS

    What happens when those we hire to HELP U.S., HURT U.S.?

    This is my story:

    To: LOUISIANA PATIENT COMPENSATION PANEL – Fax:
    225-342-1057

    From: Mark Anthony Traina

    I am seeking compensation for mental anguish, pain and
    suffering, post-traumatic stress, medical malpractice, past, present and future
    medical expenses, as well as, loss of income over the past year and loss of
    income in the future!

    My name Mark Anthony Traina – Patient

    I seek medical malpractice compensation from the Lakeview
    Regional Medical Center LLC and

    ICU Nurse Ray Jennings – Plaintiffs

    Dates of malpractice: 04-27-2015 and 04-28-2015

    I underwent OPEN HEART SURGERY at LAKEVIEW REGIONAL
    HOSPITAL on 04-27-2015; 2-hours after surgery I woke up in the ICU at 12:30 AM
    on 04-28-2015, with Nurse Ray Jennings telling me to “MAN UP”, “STOP ACTING
    LIKE A LITTLE GIRL” and him telling me, “WHAT DID YOU EXPECT, YOU JUST HAD OPEN
    HEART SURGERY”! Needless to say I was intubated during that time period and was
    unable to respond to Nurse Jennings verbal taunts! My right shoulder had been
    severely injured at some point in pre-opt, or the surgical procedure, and Nurse
    Jennings refused to provide me with a pen and paper so that I could write down
    exactly what was ailing me; specifically my right shoulder! Nurse Jennings
    response to me was, “I AM NOT GOING THERE WITH YOU”, as he walked out of my ICU
    room, he said, and I quote, “I AM OFF TO SAVE MORE LIVES”! After the breathing
    tubes were removed from my mouth, the first words out of my mouth were, “YOU
    HAVE NO IDEA WHO YOU ARE FUCKING WITH”! Nurse Ray Jennings response to me in
    front of the Nurse assisting him in removing the breathing tubes was, “I REALLY
    DON’T GIVE A SHIT”! I begged Nurse Jennings to call my Wife, but he refused,
    telling me “I AM NOT GOING TO INCONVIENCE YOUR WIFE AT 3:30 AM”! Fortunately
    for me another nurse heard my repeated pleas for my Wife and came into my ICU
    Room and told Nurse Jennings, “EITHER YOU ARE GOING TO CALL MR. TRAINA’s WIFE
    OR I AM”. Nurse Ray Jennings response to the Nurse was, “HE IS MY PATIENT AND
    I’LL DO WHATEVER I WANT”! Moments later I could hear Nurse Jennings standing in
    my door way talking to my Wife on the phone an asking her whether or not I was
    easily agitated. He then assured her that I was doing fine, and that she should
    get some rest and return to the Hospital later in the morning. A few moments
    after Nurse Jennings got off the phone with my Wife, the nurse who assisted him
    in removing my breathing tubes came up and said, I have called your Daughter’s
    Phone and have her Voice Messaging Recording on if you would like to leave her
    a message. I spoke into the phone saying, “PLEASE COME BOBBEE, PLEASE COME, I
    AM SCARED OF THIS NURSE AND I FEEL LIKE I’M DYING”! An hour later my Wife and
    Daughter arrived at the Hospital. The first thing that my Daughter said to me
    was, “WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE YOU FEEL MORE CONFORTABLE?” I said, “MY RIGHT
    SHOULDER IS KILLING ME, DO YOU THINK THAT YOU CAN FIND ME A PILLOW TO RAISE IT
    UP A BIT”, it took 4 small pillows to ease the pain! I also asked Nurse
    Jennings if I could have something for pain, his response was, “I HAVE GIVEN
    YOU ALL I CAN, I HOPE YOU DON’T THINK THAT THEY ARE GOING TO GIVE YOU PAIN
    MEDICINE ALL THE TIME BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT, YOU WOULD NEVER WANT TO GET UP OUT
    OF THE BED IF THEY DID”! During that time period Nurse Jennings was standing in
    the door way telling my Wife, “I HAVE CARED FOR MANY PATIENTS OVER THE PAST
    20-YEARS, MOST OF THEM WERE ABLE TO GO HOME IN FOUR TO FIVE DAYS, BUT I DON’T
    SEE THIS HAPPENING WITH HIM” My Wife asked him why and he said, “HE IS NOT
    COOPERATIVE”! My daughter heard Nurse Jennings telling his Replacement Nurse,
    “GOOD LUCK WITH THAT ONE”! Before Nurse Jennings left he came into my room and
    said to me, “I AM SORRY IF I WAS A MEAN NURSE, BUT WHEN I LEAVE HERE I WILL BE
    TAKING YOU WITH ME”! He also told me in front of my Wife that he could attach
    the Pulse Meter Line to the bottom of my ear lobe, saying “BUT THAT WOULD MAKE
    YOU LOOK LIKE A LITTLE GIRL”! Nurse Jennings then shook my hand and left for
    the day! I must say that I was never so happy to see anyone leave in my whole
    life. During my stay in the LRMC, I reported this incident to my Heart Doctor
    Martha Carr (985) 871-8227, my Heart Surgeon Dr. Gregory Groglio (985)-726-0026
    Director of the ICU Peggy Verlander and LRMC Chief Executive Officer Bret
    Kolman (985) 867-3800.

    I know that what Nurse Ray Jennings did to me hindered my
    recovery and has caused me a great deal of pain and suffering. It is a miracle
    that I did not go into cardiac arrest during the time I was under his care.
    Since Surgery three of my bypasses have collapsed, and on three separate
    occasions, I’ve had to have stents installed to open up my clogged arteries. I
    also suffered a Splenic Infarction on 07-13-2015. My Wife rushed me to Slidell
    Urgent Care where the Staff Physician diagnosed me and sent me to Slidell
    Memorial Hospital for treatment. I stayed until 07-18-2015. I am currently
    being treated psycho tropically for depression, mood swings, suicidal
    ideations, a sleep disturbance and a post-traumatic stress disorder.

    A formal complaint against ICU Nurse Ray Jennings was
    filed with LRMC HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATORS on 05-08-2015, and an internal hospital
    investigation was allegedly ensued. It should be noted that no one at the LRMC
    ever interviewed me or any of my family members, but they did tell me that they
    had reported this incident to the LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT of HEALTH and HOSPITALS.
    I also reported this incident to the LOUISIANA STATE BOARD of NURSING on
    05-08-2015, the Investigator assigned to my case is Theresa Lockhart, and she
    can be reached at 225-755-7570.

    FACT: We cannot allow Medical Care Providers to treat
    Patients with such callousness in the State of Louisiana. Callousness on the
    part of a highly trained medical professional that caused me long-term pain and
    suffering, as well as, a horrific medical procedural outcome.

    Mark Anthony Traina

    Slidell, Louisiana 70458

    (504) 231-3056

    Fatuouscra@aol.com

  4. Mark N Starla Traina

    NAAWP CRIME NEWS: The SPLC promotes RACIAL DISSENSION, DISTRUST and DIVISION and this is how they do it: http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/04/09/southern-poverty-law-center-issues-report-on-hate-groups/#

  5. NAACP! MAJOR HATE SCUM BAGS

  6. Mark N Starla Traina

    SPLC says nothing about all the RADICAL LEFT-WING-NUTS ATTACKING DONALD TRUMP’S SUPPORTERS and BLOCKING TRUMP RALLIES!

  7. Mark N Starla Traina

    SPLC totally ignores BLACK on WHITE HATE CRIMES
    “VETERAN’s LIVES MATTER”

    Reference: http://clashdaily.com/2016/05/media-silent-95-yr-old-vet-nearly-decapitated-black-thug/

  8. Mark N Starla Traina

    MARK ANTHONY TRAINA vs. RAY JENNINGS and the LAKEVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

    LEGAL UPDATE: 06/17/2016

    REGARDING: MEDICAL MALPRACTICE and ELDER ABUSE CLAIM against RAY JENNINGS

    RAY JENNINGS may currently be working FULL-TIME as a NURSE in the STATE of MISSISSIPPI

    RAY JENNINGS is currently maintaining an “ACTIVE” NURSING STATUS in the STATE of MISSISSIPPI

    My LEGAL COMPLAINT against RAY JENNINGS has been turned over to the MISSISSIPPI STATE BOARD of NURSING in JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

    For additional information please call EMILY SPRUILL at the MISSISSIPPI BOARD of NURSING OFFICE: 601-957-6300

    PHOTO: RAY JENNINGS

  9. The SPLC is the most active ANTI-CHRISTIAN, ANTI-CONSERVATIVE, ANTI-AMERICAN HATE GROUP in NORTH AMERICA; according to STATISTICS provided by the HATE CRIMES DATA BASE UNIT of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION for the ADVANCEMENT of AMERICAN CITIZENS!

  10. MARK ANTHONY TRAINA vs. LAKEVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

    LEGAL UPDATE: 09/02/2016

    HOSPITAL STAFF MEMBER’S DEPOSITIONS conducted on 08-29-2016

    1) (WITNESS #1) the RISPERATORY THERAPIST who assisted NURSE RAY JENNINGS in removing my BREATHING TUBES – TESTIMONY

    We learned on MONDAY from (WITNESS # 1), the RISPERATORY THERAPIST who assisted NURSE JENNINGS in removing my BREATHING TUBES did not remember me as a FULL-CABBAGE PATIENT in the ICU on 04-28-2015! The RISPERATORY THERAPIST responded to my first 11-deposition questions by saying, “I DON’T REMEMBER”! However, on my 12th-question presented to the RISPERATORY THERAPIST she finally admitted that she did remember hearing NURSE RAY JENNINGS tell me something “RUDE” and/or “UNPROFESSIONAL”, though she was unable to recall exactly what NURSE JENNINGS had said to me! At that point, in the DEPOSITION, it was obviously that, the RISPERATORY THERAPIST had just “PURJURED” all of her own previous TESTIMONY!

    As a result of the RISPERATORY THERAPISTS falsified TESTIMONY, I look forward to putting this RISPERATORY THERAPIST on the WITNESS STAND in OPEN COURT, and have her try to explain her own TESTIMONY!

    PUBLIC NOTICE: I will easily be able to prove in OPEN COURT that the RISPERATORY THERAPIST falsified her TESTIMONY during her DESPOSITION.

    2) (WITNESS #2), an ICU NURSE, who just happen to be working in the ICU during the time that I was MAL-TREATED by NURSE JENNINGS – TESTIMONY

    We learned on MONDAY from (WITNESS #2), ICU NURSE that she over-heard me begging NURSE JENNINGS to call my WIFE and tell her to come to ICU ASAP! This NURSE also heard NURSE JENNINGS telling me, “NO, I AM NOT GOING TO CALL YOUR WIFE AT 3:30 AM IN THE MORNING AND INCONVIENCE HER”!

    I, as the PLAINTIFF, want to remind the PUBLIC that refusing to call a PATIENT’s FAMILY MEMBERS is a VIOLATION of the LRMC’s own POLICIES and PROCEDURES on PATIENT RIGHTS, as outlined on page 17, paragraph 12, of the LAKEVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER’s “PATIENT GUIDE”, as well as, violates the CODE of CONDUCT set forth by the LOUIISIANA STATE BOARD of NURSING’s ETHICAL STANDARDS of PATIENT CARE!

    This same ICU NURSE also over-heard NURSE RAY JENNINGS on the TELEPHONE with my WIFE, asking her whether or not I was easily agitated, and assuring her that I was doing fine, and that she should get some rest, and return to the LRMC later in the morning. This ICU NURSE also testified that, “AT NO TIME DID SHE HEAR NURSE JENNINGS TELL MY WIFE THAT I WAS IN DISTRESS AND WANTED HER TO COME TO THE LRMC ASAP, NOR DID SHE SEE HIM HAND ME THE PHONE AND ALLOW ME TO SPEAK DIRECTLY TO MY WIFE”! This NURSE went on to testify that she over-heard a spat between NURSE JEANNING and another ICU NURSE, about NURSE JENNING’s refusal to call my WIFE. This ICU NURSE stated that she heard NURSE JENNINGS say to the other ICU NURSE, “HE IS MY PATIENT, AND I’LL DO WHATEVER I WANT”, to that statement, this ICU NURSE heard the other ICU NURSE reply, “EITHER YOU ARE GOING TO CALL MR. TRAINA’s WIFE, OR I AM GOING TO CALL MR. TRAINA’S WIFE, BUT SOMEBODY IS GOING TO CALL MR. TRAINA’S WIFE”! This ICU NURSE also testified that after hearing NURSE JENNINGS talking to my WIFE on the phone, assuring her that I was doing fine, and that she should get some rest and come to the LRMC later in the morning. This ICU NURSE said that she saw the other ICU NURSE come into my ICU ROOM and hand me a cell phone, allowing me to make contact with my DAUGHTER! This ICU NURSE also TESTIFIED that she could hear a lot bickering going on in my ICU ROOM between NURSE RAY JENNINGS and me.

    NOTE: Just the fact that 2-ICU NURSES saw what was going on in my ICU ROOM, obviously, sent up some “RED FLAGS”!

    3) (WITNESS #3) the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of ADULT UNITS – TESTIMONY

    We learned on MONDAY from (WITNESS #3), the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of ADULTS UNITS, that she conducted the LRMC’s INTERNAL INVESTIGATION into my COMPLAINTS against ICU NURSE RAY JENNINGS! The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ADULT CARE UNITS said that she had completed a “THOROUGH INVESTIGATION” into my complaint against NURSE JENNINGS, however, she did admit that she did not interview my HEART DOCTOR, she did not interview my HEART SURGEON, she did not interview ICU NURSE who come on DUTY, to replace NURSE JENNINGS at 7:00 AM on 04-28-2015 , nor did she take the time to review any of my MEDICAL RECORDS, or EXAMINE my MEDICAL CHART, during the time of my MAL-TREATMENT in the ICU!

    QUESTION: Does that sound like a “THOROUGH INVESTIGATION”?

    We also learned from the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of ADULT UNITS, that telling an “OPEN HEART SURGERY PATIENT” to “MAN UP”, is an acceptable way of encouraging a “PATIENT JUST COMING OUT OF SURGERY”, at the LAKEVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER!

    Wow, I as the PLAINTIFF and PRO SE ATTORNEY, really look forward to putting EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of ADULT UNITS on the WITNESS STAND in OPEN COURT to try to JUSTIFY that statement to both a JUDGE and JURY!

    We also learned from the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of ADULT UNITS, that a PATIENT’s PAIN LEVEL ASSESSMENT going from “0” to “9” on his MEDICAL CHART, immediately after a NURSE SHIFT CHANGE doesn’t send up any “RED FLAGS”! Additionally, an ICU NURSE refusing to give an INTUBATED PATIENT a piece of paper and a pencil also doesn’t send up any “RED FLAGS”, nor does an ICU NURSE’S refusal to call a PATIENT’s FAMILY, in spite of numerous requests made by the PATIENT, over a SIGNIFICANT PERIOD OF TIME!

    The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of ADULTS UNITS admitted knowing full-well that a STAFF MEMBER’s refusal to call a PATIENT’s FAMILY MEMBERS is a VIOLATION of LRMC’s on POLICIES and PROCEDURES, as clearly stated on page 17, paragraph 12 of the LAKEVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER’S PATIENT GUIDE! Once again, I must say that I look forward to putting the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ADULT CARE UNITS on the WITNESS STAND in OPEN COURT to JUSTIFY all of her TESTIMONY to a JURY in OPEN COURT!

    The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of ADULTS UNITS admitted that she met with my WIFE and me, in my HOSPITAL ROOM to discuss with her my COMPLAINTS against ICU NURSE RAY JENNINGS! The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ADULT CARE UNITS assured my WIFE and I that a ‘THOROUGH INVESTIGTION” into all of my COMPLAINTS against NURSE JENNINGS would be conducted!

    The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ADULT CARE UNITS said to my WIFE and me, “I AM NOT GOING TO TELL YOU THAT WE ARE GOING TO FIRE HIM, BUT I AM GOING TO PUT HIM ON A SHORT LEASH, AND NOT ALLOW HIM TO WORK ANYMORE 7-DAY, 12-HOUR SHIFTS UNTIL THIS INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETED”!

    The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ADULT CARE UNITS also brought up the fact that NURSE RAY JENNINGS had just completed a 7-day, 12-hour shift, and that FATIGUE may have been a factor in the way that NURSE JENNINGS mistreated me in the ICU, during the early morning hours of 04-28-2016!

    The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ADULT CARE UNITS encouraged me to “LET THIS GO”, saying, “YOU NEED TO GET ON WITH YOUR RECOVERY”, and once again assured my WIFE and I that a thorough INTERNAL INVESTIGATION would be conducted, primarily, to make sure nothing like this would ever happen to another one of LRMC’s PATIENTS in the FUTURE.

    PUBLIC NOTICE: In the DEPOSITION, the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ADULT CARE UNITS denied making the following STATEMENTS to both my WIFE and I.

    A) “I AM NOT GOING TO TELL YOU THAT WE ARE GOING TO FIRE HIM, BUT I AM GOING TO PUT HIM ON A SHORT LEASH, AND NOT ALLOW HIM TO WORK ANYMORE 7-DAY, 12-HOUR SHIFTS UNTIL THIS INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETED”

    B) During the DEPOSITION, the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ADULT CARE UNITS said, “I SUPERVISE OVER 200-PEOPLE AT THE LRMC AND I WOULD HAVE NO WAY OF KNOWING NURSE JENNINGS HAD JUST COMPLETED A 7-DAY, 12-HOUR SHIFT”!

    • Mark N Starla Traina

      MARK ANTHONY TRAINA vs. LRMC – LEGAL UPDATE
      Outcome of the Medical Review

      By law, the medical review panel can only render one of three possible decisions:

      1) The health care providers deviated from the acceptable standard of care

      2) The health care providers did not deviate from the standard of care

      3) There is a question of fact, which bears on liability for deviation of the standard of care, which does not require an expert opinion.

      Although the first two possible decisions are straightforward, the third possibility usually arises is there is conflicting testimony about a crucial fact. The medical review panelists, as experts, are not permitted to make a credibility call as to which side’s witnesses are telling the truth.

      If the medical review panel determines that a breach of the standard of care occurred, then they must further decide if the breach resulted in damages to the patient. The opinion of the medical review panel and the brief reasons supporting that opinion are then committed to writing by the attorney chairman, signed by the medical review panelists and sent by certified mail to each party. Regardless of the decision of the medical review panel, the patient has 90 days from the date of the receipt of the medical review panel opinion to file the suit in state district court. In other words, if the medical review panel decides that the health care provider did not breach the standard of care and commit medical malpractice, the patient may still sue in state district court. Statistically speaking, approximately —>97%97%<— of MEDICAL REVIEW PANELS in LOUISIANA rule against the PATIENT on claims of medical malpractice.

      QUESTION: Does that sound like something that is really working well for the CITIZENS of LOUISIANA, or the MEDICAL INSURANCE COMPANIES OPERATING in the STATE of LOUISIANA?

      MARK ANTHONY TRAINA – PRO SE ATTORNEY

      The Opinion of the Review Panel May Be Used as Evidence at Trial

  11. Mark N Starla Traina

    22ND JUDICAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ST. TAMMANY
    STATE OF LOUISIANA
    CASE NO. 201710780 DIVISION “C”
    MARK ANTHONY TRAINA
    VERSUS
    LAKEVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER AND NURSE RAY JENNINGS

    Filed: February 16, 2017 Deputy Clerk: Mlissa R. Henry

    PETITION FOR DAMAGES IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND PATIENT RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

    NOW UNTO COURT comes plaintiff, Mark Anthony Traina, who respectfully submits that defendants , Lakeview Regional Medical Center, LLC, and Nurse Ray Jennings are liable unto me in damages are as reasonable in the premises, for the following particulars:
    I.
    Plaintiff, Mark Anthony Traina, is a person of full age of majority and resides in Slidell, Louisiana.
    II.
    Defendant, Lakeview Regional Medical Center, LLC is a company that is located in Covington, Louisiana, and who operates as a hospital providing medical services to the general public.
    III.
    Defendant, Ray Jennings is a person of full age of majority, who, at all times pertinent hereto was a duly licensed registered nurse in the State of Louisiana who rendered medical care to plaintiff, Mark Anthony Traina as an attending ICU Nurse immediately after he came out of coronary bypass surgery.

    IV.

    On April 24, 2015, Plaintiff was admitted to the Lakeview Regional Medical Center and underwent an angiogram. Shortly thereafter, the plaintiff was notified that his heart problems were so severe that he would have to under-go emergency open heart surgery to repair the damage. The plaintiff remained in the Lakeview Regional Medical Center over the weekend and underwent by-pass surgery (CABG x 5) at the Lakeview Regional Medical Center on Monday 0-27-2015. The surgery was conducted successfully, after surgery the plaintiff was brought to the ICU for recovery at 10:30 PM. At that time the plaintiff was still unconscious. Heart Surgeon, Dr. Gregory Groglio and Nurse Ray Jennings met with the plaintiff’s family members in the ICU. At that time plaintiff’s family members were assured by both Dr. Gregory Groglio and ICU Nurse Ray Jennings that that I was recovering well, and that they should go home and get some much needed rest. Nurse Ray Jennings assured the plaintiff’s wife and daughter that he would call them if anything out of the ordinary occurred during the night.
    V.
    At 12:30 AM on 04-28-2016, the plaintiff awoke in the ICU still intubated, hands tied to a gurney, crying and withering with severe right shoulder pain. I was trying to let ICU Nurse Ray Jennings know that the pain in my right shoulder was excruciating, (which 7 days later a CT Scan was done showing it was fractured), but he refused to provide me with a Pain Level Chart, or any other type of Non-Verbal Visual Chart that I could use to let him know exactly where I was hurting, or how badly I was hurting! Instead of providing me Pain Level Chart that I could point at or any other type of Non-Verbal Assistive Technical Device to communicate with him, Nurse Jennings said, “YOU JUST HAD OPEN HEART SURGERY, WHAT DID YOU EXPECT”! I was not looking for pain medication, but rather a pillow to prop up my right shoulder or a heating pad to relieve some of the pain! In response to all my crying, suffering and withering Nurse Jennngs said to me, “I AM NOT GOING THERE WITH YOU”, as he turned to walk out of my ICU Room he said, “I’M OFF TO SAVE MORE LIVES!” His comments were very unprofessional and left me in a complete state of horror. When Nurse Jennings returned to my bedside, instead of providing me a Pain Assessment Chart, or some other non-verbal assistive communication technical devise, Nurse Jennings said, “YOU HAVE GOTTEN ALL THE PAIN MEDICATION THAT YOU ARE GOING TO GET, AND YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GET ANYMORE”! Nurse Jennings kept saying things like “YOU ARE NOT BEING A GOOD SOLDIER”, “YOU NEED TO MAN UP”, “YOU ARE ACTING LIKE A LITTLE GIRL”, statements that were literally scaring me to death! I was so nervous and scared that I was having trouble breathing, fearing I would go into cardiac arrest, and worrying about having a panic attack! I just kept telling myself, “BREATH MARK BREATH, TRY TO STAY ALIVE LONG ENOUGH TO TELL STARLA WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU”!
    VI.
    At, or about 3:30 AM, Nurse Jennings, assisted by Respiratory Therapist Carla Gibson removed my breathing tubes! As soon as the tubes were removed, I threw up! As soon as I caught my breath I told Nurse Jennings in front of Respiratory Therapist Carla Gibson, “YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHO YOU ARE FUCKING WITH”, and his response to me, in front of Respiratory Therapist Carla Gibson was, “I REALLY DON’T GIVE A SHIT”. I responded by saying, “THAT’S OBVIOUS”, then I went on to say, “I WANT MY WIFE, I WANT MY WIFE, I WANT MY WIFE”. Furthermore, Nurse Jennings continuously refused to call or allow me to communicate with my wife, in spite of my crying, constant pleas, and telling Nurse Jennings, “I FEEL LIKE I AM DYING, I WANT MY WIFE”! Nurse Jennings kept saying, “I AM NOT GOING TO CALL YOUR WIFE AT 3:30 AM IN THE MORNING AND INCONVIENCE HER!” Fortunately, for me two other ICU Staff Members Mia Yepez and ICU Nurse Jessica Dennis over-heard Nurse Jennings and I bickering about calling my wife, and Ms. Yepez came into my ICU Room and told Nurse Jennings, “EITHER YOU ARE GOING TO CALL MR. TRAINA’S WIFE OR I AM GOING TO CALL MR. TRAINA’S WIFE, BUT SOMEONE IS GOING TO CALL MR. TRAINA’S WIFE!” Nurse Jennings responded to Ms. Yepez saying, “HE’S MY PATIENT, AND I’LL DO WHATEVER I WANT!” Shortly thereafter, I could hear Nurse Jennings on the phone talking to my wife, asking her whether or not I was easily agitated. Nurse Jennings went on to assure my wife that I was doing fine and that she should get some rest and come back to the ICU later in the day. At no time did Nurse Jennings tell my wife that I wanted to talk to her or have her to come to the ICU as soon as possible, because I felt like I was dying. Moments later, Ms. Yepez came to my bedside with a phone in her hand and said, “MR. TRAINA I HAVE YOUR DAUGHTER’S VOICEMAIL READY, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE HER A MESSAGE!” I spoke into the phone saying, “BOBBEE, PLEASE COME TO THE ICU, AS SOON AS YOU CAN, I AM SCARED OF THIS NURSE, AND I FEEL LIKE I AM DYING!”
    VII.
    It should be noted that Nurse Jennings continuously disrespected and humiliated me and attacked my personal dignity for over 7-hours repeatedly making unprofessional and unethical statements like, “YOU NEED TO MAN UP”, “YOU NEED TO STOP ACTING LIKE A LITTLE GIRL”, “YOU ARE NOT BEING A GOOD SOLDIER”, he also made this statement in front of my wife and daughter, “I CAN PUT YOUR PULSE METER ON YOUR EAR LOBE, BUT THAT WOULD MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A LITTLE GIRL”, as well as, telling my Wife and Daughter, shortly after they arrived at the ICU, “I HAVE TREATED A LOT OF PATIENTS OVER THE PAST 26-YEARS, MOST HAVE GOTTEN HERE IN FOUR OR FIVE DAYS, BUT I DON’T FORESEE THAT HAPPENING WITH THIS ONE, BECAUSE HE’S NOT COOPERATIVE!”
    VIII.
    It should be noted that Nurse Jennings continuously disrespected and humiliated me and attacked my personal dignity for over 7-hours repeatedly making unprofessional and unethical statements like, “YOU NEED TO MAN UP”, “YOU NEED TO STOP ACTING LIKE A LITTLE GIRL”, “YOU ARE NOT BEING A GOOD SOLDIER”, he also made this statement in front of my wife and daughter, “I CAN PUT YOUR PULSE METER ON YOUR EAR LOBE, BUT THAT WOULD MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A LITTLE GIRL”, as well as, telling my Wife and Daughter, shortly after they arrived at the ICU, “I HAVE TREATED A LOT OF PATIENTS OVER THE PAST 26-YEARS, MOST HAVE GOTTEN HERE IN FOUR OR FIVE DAYS, BUT I DON’T FORESEE THAT HAPPENING WITH THIS ONE, BECAUSE HE’S NOT COOPERATIVE!”
    IX.
    It should also be noted that before leaving for the day, Nurse Jennings approached my bedside and stated in front of wife Starla, my daughter Bobbee and my brother Donnie, “I’M SORRY IF I WAS A MEAN NURSE”! He went on to say, “I AM LEAVING HERE TODAY, GOING TO MISSISSIPPI, FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS, BUT I WILL BE TAKING YOU WITH ME”! Nurse Jennings also told his replacement Nurse Michelle Delhom, “GOOD LUCK WITH THAT ONE”, as he was leaving for the day!

    X.
    The Lakeview Regional Medical Center provides Patients and Visitors to their Medical Facility with a free copy of their Patient Guide Handbook. On page 16, of the Lakeview Regional Medical Center’s Patient Guide Handbook it specifically states that all Patients entering their Hospital are to receive high-quality, ethical, safe, considerate and respectful professional care and that Patients at the facility would not be denied access to family members, legal services, or the media. This is not the type of care that I received from ICU Nurse Ray Jennings on the morning of April 28, 2015. Furthermore, a study of case law reveals that in most Patient Rights Violations Lawsuits you need a Medical Expert to testify that the Medical Care that you received did not meet the required professional standard, however, that claim is mute, according to the Common Knowledge Exception, whereas, the behavior is so egregious, that no such testimony is warranted. Patients at all licensed medical facilities in the United States of America, as well as, every U.S. Territory have the right to expect and receive high-quality, ethical, safe, considerate and respectful professional care.
    XI.
    This Lawsuit is based upon a patient’s right to be treated respect and dignity, and not to be isolated or secluded from family members, while infirmed within the hospital setting. According to the Code of Federal Regulations 42CFR482.13, 10/01/2002; AHA, A Patient’s Bill of Rights, 10/21/1992, Patients have the right to considerate, respectful care at all times and under all circumstances, with recognition of their personal dignity.
    XII.

    The plaintiff contends that Nurse Ray Jennings and the Lakeview Regional Medical Center were jointly and individually negligent, and deviated from the applicable standards of care in the following particulars:

    1) Defendants Ray Jennings and the Lakeview Regional Medical Center failed to perform their duties as described in Lakeview Regional Medical Center’s Patient Guide in a safe and effective manner leading to the injuries sustained by the Plaintiff. Resulting in unnecessary and prolonged pain and suffering on the part of the intubated plaintiff by failing to properly assess the plaintiff’s level of pain, and by refusing to provide him with an assistive communicative or non-verbal pain level assessment chart.

    2) Defendants Ray Jennings and the Lakeview Regional Medical Center failed to perform their duties as described in Lakeview Regional Medical Center’s Patient Guide in a safe and effective manner leading to the injuries sustained by the Plaintiff. Resulting in prolonged pain and suffering on the part of the plaintiff by not properly locating the intubated plaintiff’s source of pain and by refusing to provide him with an assistive communicative or non-verbal body-pain identification chart.

    3) Defendants Ray Jennings and the Lakeview Regional Medical Center failed to perform their duties as described in Lakeview Regional Medical Center’s Patient Guide in a safe and effective manner leading to the injuries sustained by the Plaintiff. Resulting in both patient and human rights violations involving the use of both ridicule, humiliation and torture.

    4) Defendants Ray Jennings and the Lakeview Regional Medical Center failed to perform their duties as described in Lakeview Regional Medical Center’s Patient Guide in a safe and effective manner leading to the injuries sustained by the Plaintiff. Resulting in a prolonged recovery process with many other mental and physical health complications. The Plaintiff experienced such things as crying spells, anxiety, depression, humiliation, breathing difficulties, sleeping difficulties, fear, terror and physical exhaustion.

    5) Defendants Ray Jennings and the Lakeview Regional Medical Center failed to perform their duties as described in Lakeview Regional Medical Center’s Patient Guide in a safe and effective manner leading to the injuries sustained by the Plaintiff, resulting in cruelty to an infirmed ICU Patient. The Plaintiff suffered from humiliation, extreme ridicule and persecution at the hands of the Defendants.

    6) Defendants Ray Jennings and the Lakeview Regional Medical Center failed to perform their duties as described in Lakeview Regional Medical Center’s Patient Guide in a safe and effective manner leading to the injuries sustained by the Plaintiff. Resulting in patient seclusion and isolation from family members. Plaintiff was intentionally denied access to family members during a critical time period of his recovery process.

    7) Defendants Ray Jennings and the Lakeview Regional Medical Center failed to perform their duties as described in Lakeview Regional Medical Center’s Patient Guide in a safe and effective manner leading to the injuries sustained by the Plaintiff. Resulting in elder abuse. The Plaintiff, a fifty-eight year old man, with a long history of mental and physical health problems including type II diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a bipolar disorder, and a sleep disturbance, should never have been subjected to ridicule, humiliation or torture.

    XIII.
    It is further contended that the defendants, Nurse Ray Jennings and the Lakeview Regional Medical Center, were negligent, and deviated from the applicable standards of care in the following particulars:
    1) Failure to properly assess the plaintiff’s pain level by using a non-verbal pain level assessment chart.

    2) Failure to properly determine where the plaintiff’s body pain was located by using a visual pain level assessment chart.

    3) Failure to treat the plaintiff with respect and dignity, resulting from cruelty to the Plaintiff in the form of humiliation, extreme ridicule and persecution at the hands of the Defendants, resulting in crying spells, breathing difficulties, sleeping difficulties, depression, fear, torture, terror, suicidal ideation, and physical exhaustion.

    4) Refusing to call the plaintiff’s wife and family members, resulting in patient seclusion, fear, anxiety, terror and isolation from family members. Plaintiff was intentionally denied access to family members, by Nurse Ray Jennings during an extremely critical time period of plaintiff’s recovery process.

    5) Failure to respect the plaintiff’s dignity, by not taking into consideration the age of the plaintiff and other mental and physical health factors, resulting in elder abuse. At the time of this surgical procedure the Plaintiff was a fifty-eight year old man, with a long history of mental and physical health problems including type II diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a bipolar disorder, and a sleep disturbance. The plaintiff should never have been subjected to ridicule, disrespect, humiliation, seclusion, torture and isolation.

    Following injuries and damages:
    1) Prolonged recovery process
    2) Anxiety and depression
    3) Sleep disturbance
    4) Pain and suffering, past and future
    5) Prolonged hospitalization
    6) Medical expenses
    7) Fear, worry, embarrassment and humiliation
    8) Loss of enjoyment of life
    9) Other physical and mental health issues
    10) Suicidal ideations

    XIV.
    Plaintiff contends that the Lakeview Regional Medical Center and Ray Jennings are liable individually and jointly for the injuries and damages sustained by the plaintiff.
    XV.
    Plaintiff further contends that the Lakeview Regional Medical Center is liable as respondent superior for its nurses and other employees.

    WHEREFORE, plaintiff prays that this petition be deemed good and acceptable, and after all due proceedings had, including trial, there be a judgement rendered in favor of the plaintiff, Mark Anthony Traina, and against the defendants, Lakeview Regional Medical Center and Ray Jennings, jointly and individually for damages as are deemed reasonable in premises, plus all costs and expert fees, with legal interest thereon from date of notice to the Division of Administration (April 28, 2015) until paid.

    Respectfully submitted,
    ________________________________
    Mark Anthony Traina, In Proper Person,
    Pro Se Attorney
    800 South Hawthorn Court
    Slidell, LA. 70458
    Tel. 504-231-3056

    PLEASE SERVE:

    Lakeview Regional Medical Center
    95 Judge Tanner Blvd.
    Covington, LA. 7033

    Ray Jennings
    3632 Tank Road
    Terry, Mississippi, 39170

  12. Mark N Starla Traina

    The SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER is an ANTI-TRUMP, ANTI-CONSERVATIVE, ANTI-CHRISTIAN and ANTI-AMERICAN HATE GROUP!

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