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Medical Malpractice

How Do You Know If Your Child Has Cerebral Palsy? 3 FAQs Answered by a New Orleans Birth Injury Attorney

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, August 29, 2016. Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that affects muscular coordination and balance. It is usually the result of a traumatic pregnancy or birth injury.   According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cerebral palsy is the number-one motor disability in the United States. Every year, 10,000 babies are born with the condition. That’s 1 in 323 children. More than 40 percent of those kids have co-occurring epilepsy, and most have a developmental brain abnormality. The CDC has also estimated that caring for a child with cerebral palsy over his or her lifetime could cost up to…

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Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when diagnostic protocols are ignored

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Saturday, August 27, 2016. The failure to diagnose correctly is a major cause of injury and death in Louisiana to unsuspecting patients who have placed their trust in a physician’s hands. Physicians and other medical providers are held to a minimum standard of competency in treating a patient. Medical malpractice results when the doctor fails to follow the indicated protocol that a competent examination of the patient would require. From the initial intake to the physical examination, the doctor must observe the symptoms and then make certain accepted conclusions from those observations. Thus, certain findings are made during the physical…

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Surgical Errors

Medical malpractice damages caps are unfair to innocent victims

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Friday, August 26, 2016. Now that a highly respected study by medical researchers indicates that medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the country, public awareness of the problem is hopefully growing. The crisis indicates an industry-wide scandal that the medical industry must work to reverse. Up until the release of those statistics, the medical and insurance industries had monopolized legislative influence in many states. The industry’s lobbyists had compelled state lawmakers in many states, including in Louisiana, to pass anti-consumer, restrictive laws limiting mercilessly what innocent medical victims or their families could collect in cases of…

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