This case is located in Louisiana and involves a patient who presented to the emergency department with signs and symptoms of ischemic stroke. The hospital and the defendant doctor contacted another hospital for the purpose of arranging an inter-institutional transfer to obtain a neurology consultation. The doctor at the transfer hospital agreed to accept the patient and undertook the diagnosis, care and treatment of the patient. Upon arrival at the hospital, the patient was admitted to the emergency department and examined by one of the doctors at that facility. It is alleged that the doctors failed to timely examine, diagnose and treat the patient for acute ischemic stroke, including failing to initiate appropriate emergency treatment that could have potentially produced a superior outcome for the plaintiff.