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Archive for April, 2015

Medical Malpractice

How Long Do I Have to File a Malpractice Claim?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Each year, thousands of people across the United States undergo important medical procedures, and for the most part, they deliver successful results that enable the patients to continue in good health. Some of the procedures do not end well, though, and courts across the country pay outs of millions of dollars annually to people who have suffered at the hands of a negligent doctor, health-care worker or institution. If you believe a doctor or health-care worker has acted negligently and caused you additional pain and suffering, it is common to have many questions about how to…

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Birth Injuries

What are common causes of a severe traumatic brain injury?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Friday, April 24, 2015. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic brain injury is a serious health issue that affects more than two million people each year. Whether caused by a fall or a blow to the head, the effects of a brain injury may range from a headache to permanent disability or in death as it is in about 30 percent of deaths related to injuries. Brain injuries are classified as either closed or penetrating depending upon the cause of the injury. Closed traumatic brain injuries result from the brain moving within the skull. Common causes…

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Medical Malpractice

Common questions about filing a medical malpractice lawsuit

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Louisiana has its own specific requirements to file a lawsuit based on claims of medical malpractice. What follows are some frequently asked questions about how to begin the process of making such a legal complaint. Can I file a lawsuit in court right away? No. Your claim must first be brought before a medical review panel, and your initial documentation must be directed toward that panel. Is there any cost to file a request with the review panel? Ordinarily it costs $100 to file a request with the medical review panel (payable within 45 days after…

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