Archive for June, 2015
Wrong-site surgeries: what you need to know
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Friday, June 26, 2015. According to a recent study, surgeons operate on the wrong site in about 1 out of every 100,000 surgeries. This is a scary statistic. A wrong-site error means that the doctor operated on the wrong body part, on the wrong side of the patient’s body, or even on the wrong person. Wrong-site surgeries are preventable. Although it is not clear how exactly to prevent these errors, the study found that poor communication among the medical staff is often to blame. Regardless of the cause, surgical errors such as wrong-site errors are unacceptable. They can have devastating…Read More
How Birth Injuries to a Mother or Infant May Result in a Malpractice Claim
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, June 18, 2015. There are several mistakes that may give rise to a medical malpractice claim, and they are particularly common during the birthing process. A small oversight from a health-care provider can have catastrophic consequences as a child enters the world, and injuries may affect the mother, the infant or both. If you recently gave birth, and you or your child suffered injuries during this process, it is possible that you may be able to claim damages from the at-fault physician. However, proving negligence in these cases often requires extensive legal knowledge, as well as access…Read More
What is cerebral palsy?
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Thursday, June 18, 2015. Cerebral palsy in infants can be a devastating condition. The causes can be natural, or could be linked to a doctor’s negligence. No matter the cause, understanding the condition is vital to treating and raising a baby with cerebral palsy. Around 70 percent of all cases of cerebral palsy are caused by developmental issues within the womb. Much of the time, the cause is unknown. But there are a few issues that may arise that are known to cause the condition. One of these causes is infections. A mother being infected with certain viruses like toxoplasmosis,…Read More