Medical malpractice case results in $30 million settlement

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. Some serious injuries to children that are caused by medical negligence may occur after birth and over an extended time period. That is apparently the case in a medical malpractice claim recently settled on the eve of trial for $30 million. The family of a 6-year-old boy sued a treating physician who performed 25 separate surgical procedures on the boy after his birth in 2009 up until sometime in 2011. The case is out of state, but Louisiana laws on medical negligence are generally applicable to a case with these facts. That last surgical procedure performed by

2020-08-27T22:05:38+00:00February 24th, 2016|

5 Important Steps in a Louisiana Medical Malpractice Claim

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Patients trust medical professionals to provide competent, reliable health care. Unfortunately, physicians, nurses and other personnel can make mistakes that cause debilitating, life-altering injuries and illnesses.     As the U.S. National Library of Medicine explains, victims of medical malpractice may be entitled to compensation to pay for their medical expenses, lost income and other damages. However, this is a legally complex area of personal-injury law, and if you or a loved one was injured by a medical provider, then you should consult a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. If the incident happened in Louisiana,

2019-11-07T16:24:56+00:00February 23rd, 2016|

3 Dangers of Prescription Drug Errors – New Orleans Medical Malpractice Attorney Investigates

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, February 19, 2016. Although modern pharmaceuticals save countless lives, prescription errors cause illness, injuries or death to at least 1.5 million people each year, according to the National Patient Safety Foundation. Of these, approximately 1.3 million patients experience life-threatening complications. Prescribing the wrong drug or the wrong dosage can be a fatal mistake. Patients who survive prescription errors often face lifelong consequences. If you or a loved one was the victim of a prescription mistake, then you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income and other damages. If the incident happened in Louisiana, contact the Bowling Law

2019-11-08T09:37:53+00:00February 19th, 2016|

New Orleans Medical Malpractice Lawyer Discusses 4 Brain Injuries during Childbirth

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. No parent should have to go through the trauma of a serious childbirth injury. Unfortunately, some forms of traumatic brain injuries are particularly common among infants - and medical malpractice contributes to many of them.     According to the Brain Injury Association of America, children from birth to age 4 are more at risk of suffering a TBI than any other age group in the United States. Each year, traumatic brain injuries in young children cause 2,685 deaths, 37,000 hospitalizations and more than 400,000 emergency room visits. If you or your child was the victim of

2019-11-07T16:25:16+00:00February 17th, 2016|

Medical center pays $9 million to settle birth injury claim

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Cerebral palsy is caused by a brain injury that occurs before, during or immediately after birth. The disease sometimes results when there has been a birth injury caused by medical malpractice. If the delivery procedure in a Louisiana hospital or elsewhere is not properly monitored and if recognizable dangers are ignored, a deprivation of oxygen to the brain can occur during childbirth. The lack of oxygen to the brain can cause mild to severe brain damage, depending on the duration of the problem. In a medical malpractice case where cerebral palsy is related to oxygen deprivation to

2020-08-27T22:02:50+00:00February 17th, 2016|

$5.1 million awarded to woman for medical malpractice

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Friday, February 12, 2016. In Louisiana and other states, cross contamination during medical procedures can expose patients to a variety of illnesses. A medical patient in another state purportedly experienced this after she went in for a routine colonoscopy and within weeks came down with symptoms that lead to a diagnosis of Hepatitis C. She has since filed a medical malpractice claim against the doctors who handled the procedure. The patient had no existing risk factors for Hepatitis C, and her medical experts found a genetic tie between the viral strain of an earlier colonoscopy patient the defendants had treated and the

2020-08-27T22:00:40+00:00February 12th, 2016|

Overview of Spinal Cord Injuries from a New Orleans Medical Malpractice Attorney

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Monday, February 8, 2016. According to Mayo Clinic, car accidents are responsible for approximately 35 percent of all new spinal cord injuries in the United States. Medical malpractice also causes a significant portion of these injuries.     Any injury to the spine can cause lifelong paralysis or disability. The cost of medical bills and time off work can lead to overwhelming debt and even bankruptcy. If you were injured due to another person's negligence, contact the Bowling Law Firm. David A. Bowling is a spinal cord injury lawyer in New Orleans who can assess your claim and help you

2019-11-07T16:24:00+00:00February 8th, 2016|

Surgical errors are the basis of a $3 million jury verdict

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Louisiana malpractice claims often include cases where surgeons have allegedly committed medical malpractice by not following proper surgical standards. When a surgeon commits surgical errors during routine surgery, and death of the patient occurs, that may be a tipoff to family members that their loved one may have been  a victim of medical malpractice. In such cases, an autopsy may be helpful in determining the nature of the negligence and the cause of death. It is also important for the family to obtain the medical records detailing what the surgeon did, and what steps he or she

2020-08-27T21:59:25+00:00February 2nd, 2016|