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Legal Constultations, 1925-1988, [series]:

Adriani served as a consultant and expert witness on hundreds of legal cases concerning medical matters around the South and the nation, mostly during the later years of his career (1970s and 1980s). The cases vary greatly in subject matter and in importance: in one instance, the Louisiana State Racing Commission consulted Adriani on an allegedly drugged race-horse. In many other cases, however, allegations were made of malpractice on the part of surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists. Often the plaintiffs charged that certain anesthetic drugs themselves were dangerous, suing their manufacturers. In quite a few of the cases featured in these files, Adriani rendered his opinions in the plaintiffs' favor and against the doctors and/or drug companies involved when he believed that incompetence was evident.

Adriani's legal files would be of interest to students of the history of anesthesia. Most of the cases in which he testified stemmed from sudden operating-table deaths or permanent brain damage sustained by otherwise healthy people allegedly as a result of flaws in the manufacture and/or the administration of certain anesthetics. In the course of testifying in these cases, Adriani asserted that certain drugs (Innovar and Xylocaine being the prime examples) were dangerous and should be taken off the market. The series provides extensive documentation of Adriani's opinions on specific drugs, on medical techniques and on the actions of other doctors. Major correspondents include St. Clair Adams, Henry Alsobrook, Bernard Bagert, F. Lee Bailey, J.B. Blumenstiel, Alva C. Caine, Roy Cheatwood, Allen Eaton, Vance Ellefson, Rosalind Herschthal, H. Martin Hunley, Ralph Kaskell, John Landis, John Lansdale, Lawrence McNamara, George Papale, James Rinaman, Michael Scott, Mort Segall, Joseph W. Thomas, John Wellman and Russell Zaunbrecher.

 
Correspondence with attorneys, 1925-1988 [subseries]:

(Arranged alphabetically by name of law firm. Only major correspondents are indexed.)

89 1
Adams & Reese, New Orleans, 1951-1986
89 2
Aultman & Aultman, Hattiesburg, MS, 1980
89 3
Bagert, Bagert & McDonald, New Orleans, 1978-1981
89 4
Bagert, Papale & Bagert, New Orleans, 1971-1973
89 5
Bailey, F. Lee, Boston, 1966
89 6
Baxter & Friedman, North Miami Beach, FL, 1969
89 7
Bethell, Callaway & Robertson, Fort Smith, AR, 1973-1974
89 8
Bishop & Cressy/Bishop, Joseph F., Mandeville, LA, 1983-1988
89 9
Blackwell, Sanders, Matheny, Weary & Lombardi, Kansas City, MO, 1973-1976
89 10
Blackwell, Walker & Gray/Blackwell, Walker, Gray, Powers, Flick & Hoehl, Miami, 1963-1980
89 10a
Boese and Frederickson, undated
89 11
Bogos, Bogos & Kefgen, Detroit, 1974-1977
89 12
Boyar & Higgins, Morristown, N.J., 1980-1983
89 13
Brabham, T. Mark, McComb, MS; Mounger & Mounger, Tylertown, MS, 1977-1982
89 14
Bradbury, Victor J., Metairie, LA, 1981
89 15
Breazale, Sasche & Wilson, Baton Rouge, LA, 1973-1975
89 16
Broussard, Bolton & Halcomb, Alexandria, LA, 1979-1981
89 17
Brown, Crowley, Simon & Peebles, Fort Worth, TX, 1974
89 18
Brown, Todd & Heyburn, Louisville, KY, 1982
89 19
Bryant & Stennis, Gulfport, MS, 1982-1986
89 20
Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada, Jackson, MS, 1960-1961
89 21
Camp, Carmouche, Barsh, Gray, Hoffman & Gill, New Orleans, 1982; 1984; 1986
89 22
Capella, Bernard J., New Orleans, 1981-1982
89 23
Carlton, Fields, Ward, Emmanuel, Smith & Cutler, Tampa, 1964
89 24
Castle, Marilyn C., Lafayette, LA, 1987-1988
89 25
Christovich & Kearney, New Orleans, 1974-1976; 1978
89 26
Cicinelli, Mossner, Majoros & Harrigan, Saginaw, MI, 1965; 1967
89 27
Clifford, Robert A., Chicago, 1986-1988
90 1
Coale, Helmsing, Lyons & Sims, Mobile, AL, 1987
90 2
Cone, Wagner, Nugent, Johnson, McKeown & Dell, West Palm Beach, FL, 1969-1970
90 3
Cooper & Cooper, Baton Rouge, LA, 1980-1981
90 4
Craven, Scott, Weeks & Randow, Alexandria, LA, 1983-1986
90 5
Davidson, Meaux, Onebane & Donohoe, Lafayette, LA, 1971; 1974
90 6
Davis & Saybe, Alexandria, LA, 1982-1983
90 7
Demos, James, Chicago, 1974
90 8
Dendy, James L., Baton Rouge, LA, 1983; 1986
90 9
Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles, New Orleans, 1964-1987
90 10
Diehl, Steinheimer & Norris, Stockton, CA, 1978-1979
90 11
Dolgin, Junker & Beilenson, Clayton, MO, 1974
90 12
Due, Dodson & deGravelles, Baton Rouge, LA, 1977
90 13
Dymond & Crull/Dymond, F. Irvin, New Orleans, 1975; 1981
90 14
Eaton, Allen/ Eaton, Stein & Efromayson, Washington, 1974-1986
90 15
Edwards, Stefanski & Barousse, Crowley, LA, 1983-1984
90 16
Epting, Hackney & Long, Chapel Hill, NC, 1980-1982
90 17
Finley, Kumble, Heine, Underberg & Grutman, New York, 1975-1976
90 18
Fisher, Gallagher, Perrin & Lewis, Houston, 1983-1986
90 19
Fitzgibbons & Glenn, St. Louis, 1981-1982
90 20
Fleming, O'Bryan & Fleming, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1966
90 21
Florida, State of, 1977-1988
90 22
Fowler, R. Greg, Baton Rouge, LA, 1979-1980
90 23
Fowler, White, Collins, Gillen, Humkey & Trenam/Fowler, White, Gillen, Boggs, Villareal & Banker, Tampa, 1968-1969; 1973; 1975-1976
90 24
Franke, Rainey & Salloum, Gulfport, MS, 1983-1986
90 25
Frasier & Frasier, Tulsa, OK, 1984
90 26
Freeman, Max H., Memphis, 1958
90 27
Gemeinhardt, Walter F., New Orleans, 1978
90 28
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Los Angeles, 1968; 1970-1971
90 29
Gist, Methvin & Trumble/Gist, Methvin, Hughes & Munsterman, Alexandria, LA, 1971; 1976; 1980-1982
90 30
Gravel, Robertson & Brady, Alexandria, LA, 1982-1983
91 1
Gravel, Roy & Burnes, Alexandria, LA, 1978
91 2
Greaves, Terry & Hunter, Gulfport, MS, 1974-1975
91 3
Green & Hastings, Miami, 1969-1970
91 4
Greer & Greer, Tulsa, OK, 1984
91 5
Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, Birmingham, AL, 1979-1986
91 6
Harmon & Thackston, Atlanta, 1966
91 7
Henry, Buchanan, Mick & English, Tallahassee, FL, 1979-1980
91 8
Hoch, Flanagan & Snyder, Boston, 1979
91 9
Hofeld, Albert F., Ltd., Chicago, 1982-1983
91 10
Hogan & Smith/Hogan, Smith & Aslpaugh, Birmingham, AL, 1972; 1982; 1984
91 11
Howell, Johnston, Langford & Finkbohner, Mobile, AL, 1967; 1969; 1976
91 12
Howell, Kirby, Montgomery & Sands, Jacksonville, FL, 1965-1966; 1972
91 13
Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart, Birmingham, AL, 1982; 1984
91 14
Ivy, James H., Waurika, OK, 1976-1977
91 15
Jones, Gungoll, Jackson, Collins & Dodd, Enid, OK, 1983
91 16
Jones, Lang, Klein, Wolf & Smith, Portland, OR, 1977
91 17
Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevant, Carrere & Denegre, New Orleans, 1965; 1968-1969; 1978-1982
91 18
Kaleel & Kaleel, St. Petersburg, FL, 1975
91 19
Keefe, Schlafly, Griesedick & Ferrell, St. Louis, 1973-1977
91 20
Kleinpeter & Nevils/Kleinpeter, Kleinpeter & Kleinpeter, Baton Rouge, LA, 1973-1976; 1980-1982; 1984
91 21
Kluwin, Dunphy, Hankin & McNulty, Milwaukee, 1978; 1980
91 22
Knight, D'Angelo & Knight; Knight, Papale & Knight, Gretna, LA, 1979; 1981; 1983; 1986
91 23
Knightlinger, Young, Gray & De Trude, Indianapolis, 1973-1974
91 24
Koester, James F., St. Louis, 1978-1981; 1984
91 25
Kronlage, Dittman & Caswell, New Orleans, 1974; 1978; 1980
91 26
Lamesndorf & Leonard, Washington, 1972
91 27
Larvadain, Edward, Alexandria, LA, 1980-1981
91 28
Laufman, Alan K., Dallas, 1980
92 1
Lemle, Kolleher, Kohlmeyer, Matthews & Schumacher, New Orleans, 1968-1982
92 2
Lemle, Kolleher, Kohlmeyer, Matthews & Schumacher, New Orleans, 1980-1988
92 3
Levenstein, Jerome, Coral Gables, FL/Goodhart & Rosner, Miami, 1980
92 4
Levy, Smith & Pailet/Levy, Smith & Gennusa, New Orleans, 1973-1976; 1983-1984
92 5
Libkuman, Ventura, Moon & Ayabe, Honolulu, 1977-1978
92 6
Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 1980-1982
92 7
Long, Weinberg, Ansley & Wheeler, Atlanta, 1979; 1981-1982
92 8
Lord, Everett, Beaumont, TX, 1963
92 9
Louisiana, State of (Department of Justice; Office of Risk Management, Division of Administration), 1976-1988
92 10
Luebs, Dowding, Beltzer, Leininger, Smith & Busick, Grand Island, NE, 1984-1985
92 11
Marks, Gray, Congroy & Gibbs, Jacksonville, FL, 1973-1975
92 12
Matthews, Osborne, Ehrlich, McNatt, Gobelman & Cobb, Jacksonville, FL, 1979
92 13
Matthews, William B., Jr., Metairie, LA, 1982-1984
92 14
Matusek, Ogden, McKnight & Hudson, St. Petersburg, FL, 1982; 1986
92 15
Mayer, Smith & Roberts, Shreveport, LA, 1984; 1986
92 16
Maynor, Willie D., Baton Rouge, LA, 1984; 1987
92 17
McCann & McCann, New Orleans, 1987
92 18
McClellan, Frank, Pittsburgh, PA, 1974-1975; 1979
92 19
McDaniel, Hall, Parsons, Conerly, Scott & Lusk, Birmingham, AL, 1982
92 20
McDonald, Tinker, Skaer, Quinn & Herrington, Wichita, KS, 1969-1970
92 21
McLoughlin, Barranger, Provosty & Melancon, New Orleans, 1973; 1975-1978
92 22
Michaud, Cranmer, Syrios, Post & Levy, Wichita, KS, 1974-1975
92 23
Morphy, Faulkner & DiMaria, Metairie, LA, 1982; 1986
92 24
Murrain & Graves, Jackson, MS, 1984
92 25
Murray, Murray, Ellis, Branden & Landry, New Orleans, 1975; 1977-1978
92 26
Musser, John H., New Orleans, 1977; 1980; 1982
92 27
Neblett, Fuhrer & Broussard/Neblett, Fuhrer & Flournoy, Alexandria, LA, 1976-1978
92 28
Newman, Frank, Miami, 1981
92 29
Noble, Slaughter, Clayton & Lorenz, New Orleans, 1979; 1984
92 30
Normann & Nomann, New Orleans, 1978
92 31
O'Connor, Cavanagh, Anderson, Westover, Killingsworth & Beshears, Phoenix, 1979-1980
92 32
Orrill, R. Ray Jr., New Orleans, 1983?, 1987
92 33
Owens, Littlejohn, Gower & Pugh, Columbus, GA, 1976
93 1
Page & Peresich/Page, Mannino & Peresich, Biloxi, MS, 1973; 1976-1977
93 2
Pawlowski, Paul R., Charlote, NC, 1980
93 3
Phelps, Dunbar, Marks, Claverie & Sims, New Orleans, 1980
93 4
Pittman, Matheny, Lewis & Moody, Hammond, LA, 1982-1983
93 5
Polack, Rosenberg, Rittenberg & Endom, New Orleans, 1982-1983
93 6
Pugh, Boudreak & Gachassin, Lafayette, LA, 1973; 1982
93 7
Rainer & Anding, Baton Rouge, LA, 1984
93 8
Rhem, Sam D., Pasadena, TX, 1974
93 9
Richards, Grieser & Schafer, Columbus, OH, 1974-1975
93 10
Rittenberg & Shauffer, New Orleans, 1979-1980
93 11
Sager & Burns, Miami, 1971
93 12
Satterlee, Mestayer & Freeman, New Orleans, 1982; 1987
93 13
Schlafly, Griesedick, Farrell & Toft, St. Louis, 1981j
93 14
Schrempp, Bruckner & Dinsmore, Omaha, NE, 1974-1975
93 15
Schuler, William P., Chalmette, LA, 1978; 1986
93 16
Seale, Smith, Baine & Phelps/Seale, Smith & Phelps, Baton Rouge, LA, 1970-1972; 1974-1978
93 17
Segall, Mort A., Champaign, IL, 1980-1983
93 18
Shotwell, Brown & Sperry, Monroe, LA, 1974
93 19
Sides, R. Marie, Durham, NC, 1984-1986
93 20
Smathers & Farthing, Hickory, NC, 1975
93 21
Smith, Richard C., Minneapolis, 1973-1974; 1976; 1978-1979
93 22
Sommers, Schwartz, Silver, Schwartz, Tyler & Gordon, Detroit, 1974-1975
93 23
Spence, Payne & Masington/Spence, Payne, Masington, Grossman & Needle, Miami, 1967-1970; 1972; 1974; 1986
93 24
Spivey, Hazel & Grigg/Spivey & Grigg, Austin, TX, 1977-1979
93 25
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey/Cox, Langford & Brown, Washington, 1980-1981
93 26
Stone, Pigman & Bejamin/Stone, Pigman, Walther, Wittmann & Hutchinson, New Orleans, 1966; 1977-1984
94 1
Taylor, Brion, Buker, Hames & Greene, Miami, 1967-1969
94 2
Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge, LA, 1984
94 3
Thomas & Davis/Thomas, Joseph W., New Orleans, 1979-1982; 1984-1985
94 4
Thomas, Martin, Cates & Lindsay, New Orleans, 1981-1982
94 5
Thompson, Rhodes & Grigsby, Pittsburgh, PA, 1970
94 6
Trapolin & Coleman, New Orleans, 1986
94 7
Turley, Windle, Dallas, 1982-1983
94 8
Turner, Young & Hebbler, New Orleans, 1985-1986
94 9
United States Department of Justice, 1958-1984
94 10
Vedros, George P. Gretna, LA, 1975
94 11
Walls, Buck & Shepherd, Greenville, MS, 1982-1983; 1987
94 12
Watkings & Eager, Jackson, MS, 1983-1984; 1986
94 13
Wellman, John, New Orleans, 1983-1988
94 14
Westmoreland, Hall & Bryan, Atlanta, 1970-1972
94 15
Wiedemann & Fransen/Wicker, Wiedemann & Fransen, New Orleans, 1971; 1974-1975; 1979-1980
94 16
Williams & Hart, Des Moines, IA, 1970-1971
94 17
Winkler & Fornelli/Winkler, Charles, North Riverside, IL, 1976; 1983
 
Miscellaneous legal correspondence, 1963-1988 [subseries]:
94 18
A-C, 1963-1984
94 19
D - F, 1966-1987
94 20
G - H, 1968-1986
94 21
I-M, 1973-1988
94 22
N-P, 1974-1986
94 23
Q-S, 1969-1987
94 24
T-Z, 1966-1986
 
Oversized materials, 1969-1988 [subseries]:
95 1
Adams & Reese, New Orleans, 1980s
95 2
Boese and Frederickson, n.p., undated
95 3
Capella, Bernard J., New Orleans, 1982
95 4
Craven, Scott, Weeks & Randow, Alexandria, LA, 1982+
95 5
Diehl, Steinheimer & Norris, Stockton, CA, 1979
95 6
Eaton, Allen/Eaton, Stein & Efroymason, Washington, 1975+
95 7
Eaton, Allen/Eaton, Stein & Efroymason, Washington, undated
95 8
Fisher, Gallagher, Perrin & Lewis, Houston, 1984; 1985
95 9
Gist, Methvin & Trumble/Gist, Methvin, Hughes & Munsterman, Alexandria, LA, 1981
95 10
Greer & Greer, Tulsa, OK, 1984
95 11
Henry, Buchanan, Mick & English, Tallahassee, FL, 1979
96 1
Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevant, Carrere & Denegre, New Orleans, 1969; 1980
96 2
Knight, D'Angelo & Knight/Knight, Papale & Knight, Gretna, LA, undated
96 3
Lemle, Kollleher, Kohlmeyer, Matthews & Schumacher, New Orleans, 1985-1986
96 4
Levy, Smith & Pailet/Levy Smith & Gennusa, New Orleans, 1983
96 5
Levy, Smith & Pailet/Levy, Smith & Gennusa, New Orleans, 1983
96 6
Louisiana, State Department of (Department of Justice), 1976
96 7
Matthews, William B. Jr., Metairie, LA, 1986
96 8
Michaud, Cranmer, Syrios, Post & Levy, Wichita, KS, 1973+
96 9
Neblett, Fuhrer & Broussard/Neblett, Fuhrer & Flournoy, Alexandria, LA, 1977
96 10
Noble, Slaughter, Clayton & Lorenz, New Orleans, 1979
97 1
Phelps, Dunbar, Marks, Claverie & Sims, New Orleans, 1979
97 2
Rainer & Anding, Baton Rouge, LA, 1983+
97 3
Rittenberg & Schauffer, New Orleans, 1980
97 4
Seale, Smith, Baine & Phelps/Seale, Smith & Phelps, Baton Rouge, LA, 1973
97 5
Segall, Mort A., Champaign, IL, undated
97 6
Stone, Pigman, Walther, Wittman & Hutchinson, New Orleans, 1979-1981
97 7
Stone, Pigman, Walther, Wittman & Hutchinson, New Orleans, undated
97 8
Taylor, Brion, Buker, Hames & Greene, Miami, undated
97 9
Thomas & Davis/Thomas, Joseph W., New Orleans, 1985
97 10
Turley, Windle, Dallas, 1982
97 11
United States Department of Justice, undated
97 12
United States Department of Justice, 1982
97 13
Wellman, John, New Orleans, 1985-1988
 
Case material from Unidentified Attorneys, 1978-1988 [subseries]:
98 1
David Brickman M.D., 1978
98 2
Bruce Campbell v. Protti, 1988
98 3
Callie Castle v. Charity Hospital, 1965
98 4
Mary Williams Cazalas v. United States Department of Justice, Attorney General Benjamin R. Civiletti and U.S. Attorney John Volz, 1980j
98 5
El-Azem case, 1985
98 6
Lavonne Ferguson, 1985
98 7
"Mrs. Ford", 1985j
98 8
Fuller v. Self Memorial Hospital, 1983
98 9
Linda Guerra v. Hervert Haydel M.D. et al., 1987
98 10
Shirley G. Guidry et al. v. Terrebonne Medical Center, Muhammed Naraghi M.D. et al., 1988
98 11
James Henry v. Bobby Cavanaugh et al., 1986
98 12
Barbara Hill, undated
98 13
Helen Kramer v. Carl J. Pope and Touro Infirmary, 1985
98 14
Sandra R. Laugharn v. Anthony Savoie M.D. et al., 1982
98 15
Raymond Locato, 1985
98 16
Margaret Meredith v. John DiLeo M.D. et al., 1985
98 17
David Narcisse v. Lady of Lourdes, 1986
98 18
Charity Hospital and Marcus Reyes, undated
98 19
Barbara St. Germaine v. Chalmette General Hospital, 1985
98 20
Rebecca Whitehurst, New Orleans, 1981
98 21
William Whiteside v. Highland Park Hospital et al., 1985
98 22
Terence Young [civil service appeal], 1981
98 23
Unidentified legal notes, undated