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Spinal cord injury

Maritime Worker Sues Shipping Company after Sustaining Injuries to His Neck and Back

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. A Louisiana seaman is claiming that the shipping company he works for is liable for his injuries, reports the Louisiana Record. Frank Williams was allegedly in his bunkroom below deck when another vessel struck his ship and threw him off balance.   Williams suffered injuries to his head, neck and back, he says, and has since made claims for compensation for lost wages, physical and mental pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and medical expenses. Falls are a leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States, according to the National Spinal…

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Medical Malpractice

Study parses types of medical malpractice by internists

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. A recent study by a large medical insurer reports that 58 percent of medical negligence cases nationwide, including from Louisiana, that are brought against internists consist of high-severity types of patient injuries. The higher severity claims against other physicians comprise only about 34 percent of the medical malpractice claims against them. The authors of the study also concluded generally that physicians fail to diagnose and treat their patients properly due to a variety of reasons. The study looked at nearly 1,200 malpractice claims against internists that occurred between 2007 and 2014. The claims themselves fell into…

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Medical Malpractice

Video: Victims of Medication Errors Have Rights | The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm

| The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, September 26, 2016. Modern medicine has become incredibly complex. New prescription medications can accomplish amazing results, but only if prescribed correctly. For example, an intake that fails to comprehensively screen a patient’s history for medication allergies might result in a prescription that causes an adverse reaction. Unlike other forms of medical negligence, however, medication errors may not be immediately apparent. In this example, an adverse response might not occur until days or even weeks after the medication was first ingested. Doctors have a responsibility to prescribe medications correctly. A new prescription must be…

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