July 10, 1987. Rehearing Denied September 3, 1987. Writ Denied November 6, 1987.
Skinner Kees, Asa Skinner, Leesville, Monroe Lemann, Eugene G. Taggart, Caleb H. Didriksen, New Orleans, for applicant/defendant.
Wilson Walker, Lon P. Wilson, Alexandria, Smith, Ford Clark, Chris Smith III, Leesville, respondent/plaintiff.
Jerry L. Finley, Baton Rouge, for the State.
Camp, Carmouche, etc., David Frohn, Lake Charles, Thomas Czerwinski, Wahiawa, Hawaii, for third party defendant.
WRIT GRANTED AND MADE PEREMPTORY:
The trial court erred in ruling hospital records from the Bayne-Jones Community Army Hospital, signed by its administrator, are inadmissible at trial without a foundation being first laid. Once LSA-R.S. 13:3714 is complied with, the records are admissible. The weight given the records is determined by the presence of expert testimony to interpret those records. Brown v. Collins, 223 So.2d 453 (La.App. 3rd Cir. 1969).
IT IS ORDERED that the trial court set aside and vacate its judgment of December 10, 1986, and allow the hospital records to be introduced into evidence in compliance with LSA-R.S. 13:3714.