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September 2016 Archives

Maritime Worker Sues Shipping Company after Sustaining Injuries to His Neck and Back

A Louisiana seaman is claiming that the shipping company he works for is liable for his injuries, reports the Louisiana Record. Frank Williams was allegedly in his bunkroom below deck when another vessel struck his ship and threw him off balance.  

Study parses types of medical malpractice by internists

A recent study by a large medical insurer reports that 58 percent of medical negligence cases nationwide, including from Louisiana, that are brought against internists consist of high-severity types of patient injuries. The higher severity claims against other physicians comprise only about 34 percent of the medical malpractice claims against them. The authors of the study also concluded generally that physicians fail to diagnose and treat their patients properly due to a variety of reasons.

Video: Victims of Medication Errors Have Rights | The Bowling Law Firm

Modern medicine has become incredibly complex. New prescription medications can accomplish amazing results, but only if prescribed correctly.

How Do Spinal Cord Injuries Happen - and Are They Treatable?

Picture 33 oddly shaped bones stacked on top of each other, each one protecting a cord of nerve endings that controls your every movement, and you have an idea of how essential your backbone really is to your health and wellbeiphotodune-14342435-human-skeleton-spinal-cord-xs.jpgng.

Video: Experience in complex birth injury cases | The Bowling Law Firm

The birth of a child is supposed to be one of the most important and joyous moments in a parent's life. Medical negligence should have no place in that family picture. Unfortunately, our medical malpractice law firm has helped many clients who had a different experience during their delivery.

Hospital joins in $4.2 million medical malpractice settlement

In Louisiana and other states, monetary compensation may be of slight comfort to those who have lost a dear loved one to unnecessary medical negligence. The grief of losing a young male family leader may be debilitating generally for the family survivors. For example, in a recent medical malpractice case that settled for $4.2 million, the young widow stated that she would "give anything" to get her husband back.

What Are the 3 Most Common Birth Injuries in Louisiana?

Having a baby should be one of the happiest moments in your life. Unfortunately, for many families, their special day is a confusing, even traumatic event that changes the course of their future.

Public access to data base would help reduce medical malpractice

The National Practitioner Data Base (NPDB) is essentially a list of doctors and medical providers who have negative records regarding malpractice claims made against them. The record would show the history of the doctor or hospital with respect to medical malpractice claims and outcomes. The data base is maintained in all states, including in Louisiana.

Video: Clients turn to a trusted New Orleans firm | The Bowling Law Firm

Communication plays a big part in a successful legal outcome. Granted, one's attorney typically does the talking in negotiations, mediations or the courtroom. We also provide aggressive advocacy, fighting for our clients' rights. However, that legal advocacy must be tailored to the unique needs of each client.

Woman with needle in her back wins medical malpractice lawsuit

The great majority of medical procedures are successful, though there are no guarantees. In some cases, poor results may occur even if the medical staff fully observed applicable standards of care. However, sometimes, medical malpractice lawsuits in Louisiana and other states follow adverse complications that resulted from doctors' improper handling of procedures.

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