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Hospital Negligence

What is “patient dumping,” and what can you do about it?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Friday, February 27, 2015. Many private hospitals are run as businesses in the sense that they need to make enough money to remain open. Sometimes, especially when a patient appears to have little or no means to pay for treatment, this can lead to the temptation on the part of such a private hospital to transfer the patient to another, usually public hospital. This procedure, which has often occurred in emergency room settings, is known as “patient dumping.” The problem of patient dumping was serious enough that the federal government enacted a law, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor…

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Medical Malpractice

3 Common Questions Regarding Surgical Errors

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, February 27, 2015. Medical malpractice can have devastating effects on your health and wellbeing, and a significant portion of medical malpractice claims arise from surgical errors. All surgery carries a risk–even minor and routine procedures. As a patient, though, you are putting your trust and faith in the medical staff, and it is only natural to hope for the best.     If you are suffering from pain or unforeseen complications following a procedure, a New Orleans medical malpractice lawyer may be able to help. At The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, we specialize in representing victims of medical malpractice. We…

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Medical Malpractice

Is it possible for a surgeon to operate in the wrong place?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, February 19, 2015. One does not need to be a medical professional to appreciate that surgery is a procedure subject to exacting requirements. Even a small mistake, such as an anesthesia error, or a slip with an instrument that perforates an organ, or accidentally leaving a surgical sponge behind when the surgery is complete can have severe consequences not only for the patient but also for the surgical team and the hospital that they work for. That surgical errors happen is one thing, it can even be understandable given the attention to detail required, but what about larger mistakes…

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