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Medical Malpractice

Hospital hit with $20 million medical malpractice judgment

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The concept of res ipsa loquitur may sometimes be used in a medical malpractice case to prove the negligence of the defendant medical provider. This may be done in Louisiana and other states where the plaintiff has shown that the injury is caused by an agency or instrumentality in the exclusive control of the defendant. It must be shown to be an injury that would not occur in the absence of negligence. In addition, it must be shown that the plaintiff herself did not cause the injury through some action of her own in order for…

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Spinal cord injury

Incomplete vs. Complete Spine Injuries – What’s the Difference? New Orleans Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Explains

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Car wrecks cause an astonishing number of spine injuries. According to Mayo Clinic, they are responsible for approximately 35 percent of all cases.     All spine injuries are serious, but they range in severity. Some victims make full recoveries thanks to surgery and rehabilitation; however, others must endure lifelong paralysis. This can affect their relationships, careers, and quality of life. If you sustained a spinal injury in a crash with a negligent driver, contact the The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm. David A. Bowling is a spinal cord injury attorney in New Orleans who can…

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Medical Malpractice

3 Surgery Options for Brachial Plexus Injuries – New Orleans Medical Malpractice Lawyer Insights

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, May 23, 2016. The brachial plexus is a cluster of nerves that control movement in the arms, hands and shoulders. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, damage to the brachial plexus can cause partial or total paralysis of the upper limbs. Although brachial plexus injuries can happen at any age, they are particularly common during birth – when doctors or nurses misuse forceps or vacuum extractors during forceful deliveries. According to Mayo Clinic, there are several treatments for brachial plexus injuries. Some cases resolve without medical intervention. Depending on the severity of the damage, the doctor may recommend physical therapy…

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