Archive for March, 2015
Is an unsuccessful procedure evidence of medical malpractice?
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, March 26, 2015. A common perception concerning whether a health care professional has committed medical malpractice is whether that individual made a mistake that led to a patient suffering harm. In practice, however, the determining if medical malpractice has occurred requires a detailed comprehension of the proof requirements under Louisiana law. Reading the applicable law is the beginning of understanding the legal requirements to hold a medical professional accountable for malpractice, but that reading must be done in light of court cases that have interpreted the law. Only in this way can a plaintiff’s attorney be sure that he…Read More
Limitations on medical malpractice claims in Louisiana
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, March 20, 2015. Medical professional negligence may include surgical errors, hospital negligence, misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose. Whatever form it might take, medical malpractice can cause personal injury or death. State law governs a patient’s rights to seek compensation for doctor error or other forms of malpractice in Louisiana. The laws place limitations on when a lawsuit must be filed, the amount of money an injured patient may recover and the evidence that may be used to prove that a doctor, hospital or nursing home injury was the result of negligence for which a patient or, in the…Read More
How Large Is the Louisiana Patient’s Compensation Fund?
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Since 1975, when Louisiana legislators passed new laws related to medical malpractice, the state has been paying out claims against both private health-care professionals and public providers. The payouts and claims for private providers fall under the Medical Malpractice Act while the claims for public health-care providers fall under the Malpractice Liability for State Services Act A key aspect of these acts involves the allocation of funds for payouts in the event of medical malpractice. Unfortunately, though the fund is large, annual payouts are often small. If you are suffering from the side effects…Read More