Archive for September, 2014
What is the Louisiana medical malpractice statute of limitations?
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, September 25, 2014. Most legal causes of action in the state of Louisiana are similar to perishable products on a store shelf: they have what amounts to a “sell-by” date. The legal term for this period of time is known as a statute of limitations. Medical malpractice actions in this state are no exception to the statute of limitations requirement. For these types of actions, the statute of limitations requires a prospective plaintiff to initiate a lawsuit based on one of two events: When the alleged act of medical malpractice occurred; or when the plaintiff discovers the injury that…Read More
The sensitivity of a brain injury
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injuries on Friday, September 19, 2014. The brain is one of the most sensitive and delicate organs in the human body. Our society’s recognition of the seriousness of brain injures is reflected in efforts to avoid them, such as the mandatory use of helmets in certain sports like baseball and as well as the law in Louisiana making it compulsory for motorcyclists to wear a helmet. Still, despite the precautions, brain injuries remain something that claim many accident victims every year. When a medical patient shows signs of a possible brain injury the number of medical personnel who become involved in his…Read More
How much may I recover in a medical malpractice claim?
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, September 11, 2014. The types of harm that a patient can suffer as a result of medical malpractice can be substantial not only in their physical manifestations, but also in their financial impact. This is understandable, given that often injuries incurred as a result of something like a surgical error or a misdiagnosis of a serious illness can have ramifications that can last for years after the event, or even for the remainder of the victim’s life. It is not uncommon for medical malpractice claims in some states to run into millions of dollars, much of which may take…Read More