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 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 $1

2020-08-27T22:27:23+00:00August 29th, 2016|

Medical malpractice occurs when diagnostic protocols are ignored

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling 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 examination

2019-11-08T09:21:02+00:00August 27th, 2016|

Medical malpractice damages caps are unfair to innocent victims

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling 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 serious

2019-11-08T09:20:09+00:00August 26th, 2016|

Common Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury – and What to Do about Them: Advice from a New Orleans Medical Malpractice Lawyer

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Monday, August 22, 2016. Your spine is a precious, highly complicated mechanism. Imagine tall scaffolding structure, carefully and diligently supporting a tall, heavy building - and now imagine how flexible that support will need to be when the building begins to walk.   Mayo Clinic defines a spinal cord injury as "damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal." The website warns that if you have recently experienced an injury to the spinal cord, it will feel as though every aspect of your life is negatively affected. National Spinal Cord Injury

2019-11-07T14:06:24+00:00August 22nd, 2016|

Estate of 93-year-old woman sues for hospital malpractice

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Monday, August 15, 2016. Those who practice personal injury law in Louisiana know that the life of an elderly person is not worth as much in a wrongful death case as the life of a younger person with many more years left to work at the time of death. As society itself matures, however, it may learn that there are many non-monetary aspects of a person's remaining life that may be recognized in an award for damages. There were recent reminders of that issue when the daughter of an elderly decedent sued a hospital for medical malpractice after her mother died

2019-11-07T14:08:58+00:00August 15th, 2016|

Mother’s medical malpractice claim gets $16 million award

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Louisiana, like other states, sees many birth injury claims annually. Occasionally, injuries during child delivery are suffered by the mother and not the baby. That happened recently when a woman suffered a permanently painful condition after going to a special center that advertised natural birth procedures. A jury recently awarded the woman $16 million in a medical malpractice claim against the center. The lawsuit claimed that the medical staff restrained the plaintiff, made her lay on her back and applied pressure to delay the birth. The mother ended up with Pudendal Neuralgia, a permanently painful nerve damage

2020-08-27T22:26:35+00:00August 10th, 2016|

What Are Common Challenges of Winning a Medical Malpractice Claim?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, August 8, 2016. If a patient suffers an injury or illness due to the negligence of a health-care worker, then the former may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim. However, winning a medical malpractice claim is a legally complex process that may require the testimonies of economists and other experts, careful evaluation of doctors' records, independent medical examinations and other evidence to prove negligence, liability and damages. If you intend to make a medical malpractice claim, be prepared for an uphill legal battle. David A. Bowling is a medical malpractice lawyer in New Orleans who will passionately and aggressively

2019-11-08T09:19:54+00:00August 8th, 2016|

Who Is Liable for Injuries Caused by a Medical Product Defect?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, August 5, 2016. Companies that manufacture medical products must issue a recall if they discover a safety defect. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration may request a recall if it receives reports about product malfunctions, unexpected side effects or other defects.     When medical products are recalled, doctors, patients and consumers will receive a notification by letter, email, fax and/or public announcement via sites such as Recall Guide and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's website. If you were injured by a defective medical product, then you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. However, these cases are

2019-11-07T14:03:52+00:00August 5th, 2016|

Limitations period must be checked in medical malpractice claim

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Louisiana, like all states, has a number of statutes that define the time during which a person can bring a lawsuit. These are called statutes of limitation. In a medical malpractice case, the statute of limitations can often become an issue that the defense may raise to try and say that the plaintiff took too long to file the case. The purpose of these statutes should be obvious: the law needs to have closure. People cannot be haunted by the prospect of a legal claim for decades. In addition, pursuing a claim many years after the events

2019-11-07T14:04:27+00:00August 3rd, 2016|

Economic vs. Noneconomic Damages – What’s the Difference? New Orleans Wrongful Death Lawyer Explains

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Medical malpractice can have far-reaching consequences for patients and their families. Many victims face permanent health problems; others can never work again or enjoy the same activities or lifestyles.     If you or a loved one was injured due to a medical provider's mistake, then you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim. If your loved one died due to a medical error, a medical malpractice attorney can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit. David A. Bowling is a medical malpractice attorney in New Orleans who can represent your interests.He will evaluate your case,

2020-08-27T22:25:47+00:00August 2nd, 2016|