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October 2016 Archives

Family claims hospital negligence in lawsuit

In Louisiana, as in other states, health care facilities are obligated to follow federal laws to prevent and treat bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers, of patients. Failure of a facility to provide basic care to treat a current bedsore or to prevent a new one from developing can be debilitating to a patient's health. If a facility fails to treat or prevent new bedsores from occurring, it could be considered hospital negligence. Recently, in a nearby state, a lawsuit was filed against a transitional health care facility, claiming the death of a patient was due to the patient developing bedsores in its facility.

What Are the 4 Most Common Birth Injuries?

Welcoming a newborn into the world should be a miraculous experience, but for many parents, the day is spoilt by factors outside their control. Medical negligence is a tragic yet common problem, and it can lead to birth injuries that cause severe and sometimes permanent complications.

Video: Firm protects interests of brain injury victims | The Bowling Law Firm

If you were injured by another person's negligent actions, a civil lawsuit provides a mechanism for holding that person accountable and seeking compensation. However, claims arising from a brain injury can present special problems.

Failure to diagnose blood clot causes leg amputation

The loss of one or more extremities due to a doctor's negligence is an unacceptable aspect of the health care system that needs further attention on a national level. The problem is pervasive enough that medical administrators in Louisiana and throughout the country should pool their resources and find safer protocols that will lessen the risk of this kind of tragedy. The failure to diagnose is often the culprit that is responsible for what should have been an unnecessary amputation.

What Are the Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury?

Your spinal cord is an incredibly delicate structure that plays an integral role in many of your body's essential functions. Damage to the spine can cause a severe and sometimes permanent physical disability.

Medical malpractice suit may follow death after surgical abortion

Going through an abortion in Louisiana or any other state can be life threatening. Following the death of a patient after a surgical abortion procedure, a doctor in a neighboring state was recently indicted on a second-degree manslaughter charge. The doctor, whose patient died after post-operative complications developed, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment. In addition to the criminal charge, this doctor may also have to face a civil medical malpractice claim.

What Are the 4 Categories of Deadly Medical Errors?

You've probably heard horror stories of doctors amputating the wrong limb or pharmacists dispensing the incorrect medication. It's easy to assume that medical errors are rare, but a recent study from Johns Hopkins University shows that these mistakes are alarmingly common.

Fast action is needed to preserve a medical malpractice claim

This year is likely to be known as the year when the pervasiveness and true level of human destruction tallied by acts of medical malpractice was first brought to public awareness. Studies performed at one or more prestigious medical schools and university teaching centers revealed a fact that medical malpractice attorneys in Louisiana and elsewhere have long known or at least suspected. These studies reported that medical malpractice was the third largest cause of death in the country's health care system.

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