Archive for February, 2014
Could wireless technology help reduce medication errors?
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. The right medication in the right dosage can make all of the difference. It can eradicate a dangerous illness. It can take away the incredible pain that could follow a major surgery. It can even help a New Orleans resident manage what could be a debilitating disorder. Of course, the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of the right medication could cause permanent damage to our health. Harm suffered as a result of drug errors is often even the basis of a medical malpractice lawsuit. Imagine being able to avoid these types of medication errors. Researchers…Read More
Lawsuit: cocaine use and surgery certainly do not mix
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. In 2008, a man was admitted to a treatment program for his suspected use of cocaine. The argument can be made that drug use such as his affects not only the user, but those in the individual’s life as well. A lawsuit claims that for this man, that argument couldn’t have been truer, because this man was a surgical resident. The lawsuit was filed in late January by a patient that said he was injured as a result of this alleged drug use. The patient claimed that the surgeon not only chose to perform an unnecessary…Read More
Lawsuit: disability was price paid for failure to insert stent
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. The current debate over health care focuses on the increasing costs of medical treatment and insurance. The Affordable Care Act recently went into effect, specifically addressing the issue of health insurance. For one Louisiana resident, it wasn’t his insurance policy that dictated the price he would pay for his care. During the fall of 2009, the man began experiencing pain in his chest and numbness in his fingers and palms. These symptoms prompted him to visit his physician. After undergoing tests, the physician determined that there were problems in his heart, including two arterial blockages. A…Read More