Medical malpractice award must be paid by insurance company

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, July 29, 2016. One general thought in Louisiana or elsewhere says that when a patient goes to a doctor complaining of a seemingly minimal medical complaint and ends up dead shortly thereafter, a thorough investigation should be made to determine whether medical negligence played a role. The stark contrast between a standard medical problem and a disproportionately frightful result, is sometimes a tipoff for medical malpractice. That is apparently what happened in another state where a woman's estate settled recently with the medical insurers for the sum of $4.9 million. The woman had at first gone to defendant doctors for

2019-11-08T18:01:45+00:00July 29th, 2016|

4 FAQs about Abilify’s Link to Compulsive Behaviors – New Orleans Pharmacy Error Lawyer Insights

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, July 25, 2016. Reports continue to surface that expose Abilify's link to compulsive gambling, eating, shopping and sex. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, at least 184 patients taking drugs that contain aripiprazole, the active ingredient in Abilify, have reported impulse control problems. Research suggests that these side effects stop when patients discontinue using or lower their dosage of aripiprazole. Unfortunately, relief has come too late for those who have maxed out their credit cards, refinanced their mortgages and committed crimes to fund their compulsive behaviors. If you or a loved one is facing legal or financial troubles

2019-11-07T14:08:25+00:00July 25th, 2016|

Medical malpractice awards may be unfairly limited by state laws

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Friday, July 22, 2016. Those in Louisiana who are seeking damages from a negligent healthcare provider or professional must keep in mind that the state has a restrictive rule demanded by the medical and insurance lobbies that restricts a plaintiff's recovery for pain and suffering to $500,000. The law is particularly severe because, unlike in many other states, the law here also includes lost wages and lost earning capacity within the stated cap. Thus, a medical malpractice case that is technically worth millions may be restricted to the capped amount. That kind of limitation can be extremely harmful to the rights of those

2019-11-07T14:07:24+00:00July 22nd, 2016|

Surgeons pay $6 million in medical malpractice settlement

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Monday, July 11, 2016. In Louisiana and other jurisdictions, any deviation from the minimum standard of care recognized by the medical profession with respect to the subject treatment may be medical malpractice that requires compensation to the patient or to his or her estate. The deviation must also be proved to be a substantial factor in causing the injury or death to the patient. When both negligence and causation are proved by a preponderance of the evidence, medical malpractice is established, and liability of the defendant to the plaintiff is legally mandated. A claim for malpractice compensation can be settled between

2020-08-27T22:25:08+00:00July 11th, 2016|

Mother claims medical malpractice in wrongful conception case

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, July 7, 2016. A mother may be able to sue a physician for the doctor's failure to assist her in preventing further pregnancies. If a doctor performs a tubal ligation, for example, and the patient gets pregnant anyway, the patient may sue the doctor in Louisiana and other states on a theory or tort action called "wrongful conception." In a recent case, the doctor told the now 50-year-old patient that she did not need a tubal ligation because her tubes were "blocked" and she had no possibility of getting pregnant. The patient got pregnant and sued the doctor for wrongful

2019-11-07T14:07:53+00:00July 7th, 2016|

Does Invokana Cause Ketoacidosis for Patients with Type-2 Diabetes? New Orleans Pharmacy Error Lawyer Investigates

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Before entering the consumer market, pharmaceuticals must pass stringent tests to prove their safety and efficacy. Unfortunately, these evaluations do not always uncover every dangerous side effect - and patients suffer the consequen ces. More reports are surfacing about the adverse effects of Invokana, a medication that treats Type-2 diabetes by causing blood sugars to exit the body via the urine stream. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, studies have linked Invokana to ketoacidosis, a condition that happens when cells do not have sufficient glucose. According to the American Diabetes Association, the body compensates for

2020-08-27T22:22:32+00:00July 7th, 2016|

New Orleans Wrongful Death Attorney Answers 8 FAQs about Hospital-Acquired Infections

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in wrongful death on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. People enter hospitals to recover from their illnesses and injuries, but far too often, patients acquire new health conditions in medical facilities. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 1 in 25 patients contracts a preventable infection from a health-care center. These are called nosocomial infections. If you contracted a nosocomial infection, contact the Bowling Law Firm. David A. Bowling is a medical malpractice lawyer in New Orleans who will evaluate your case to determine if you have grounds for a claim. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses,

2019-11-07T14:07:37+00:00July 5th, 2016|

Medical malpractice award of $53 million rendered by jury

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Friday, July 1, 2016. It is reasonable to expect that some of the largest settlements and jury verdicts in medical negligence cases in Louisiana and elsewhere come in the birth delivery and birth injury cases. One factor is that when a child is permanently disabled for life as a result of medical malpractice there is a need to provide professional care to the child for a lifetime. Another factor is the need to add the cost of future medical bills for treatment, medication, rehabilitation and potential surgeries for the remainder of the victim's life. In one case recently decided, the jury

2020-08-27T22:20:41+00:00July 1st, 2016|