On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Usually when we hear the term "medical malpractice," most of us don’t think of situations where surgeries are performed on patients against their will. This is probably because there are well-established and generally well-respected ethical rules in medicine. These rules require that when a patient has the ability to give informed consent, such consent must be obtained by medical personnel before giving treatment, including any type of surgery. New Orleans residents who believe that their rights have been violated, or who have been injured by medical care providers, should consider talking to an attorney to learn whether
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, June 19, 2014. A new trend in American health care, which may become prevalent in Louisiana as well as across the country, is for health care providers to give patients direct access to their records. The concept, which has been described as “shared accountability,” claims multiple benefits to both medical professionals and patients. For the former, it is billed as a way to reduce the risk of medical malpractice claims by providing an additional review of health record accuracy by the patients themselves. For the latter, it is supposedly a way to help catch errors in things like drug prescriptions.
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Residents of Louisiana and Americans everywhere may be concerned by the recent news of widespread problems and poor care in Veterans Administration hospitals across the nation. For many people though, those feelings hit much closer to home when they hear and witness stories of an individual family’s loss and suffering at the hands of such poor care. One such story is making news and it involves a tragic loss of life that one family alleges was due to negligence on the part of VA hospital staff. The children of a military veteran allege that their father was
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, June 5, 2014. The customer is always right. For decades, this was the philosophy of the American business culture. For some industries it still is. Some retailers sell their goods with a 100 percentage guarantee of satisfaction. But some industries do not lend themselves well to money-back guarantees. One of these is the medical profession. No doctor is infallible. Factors out of a doctor’s control can affect the success of a patient’s treatment, the outcome of an operation and patient injuries. In fact, a doctor who claims “100 percent success or your money back” is actually a little scary. So who does pay when a doctor