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Hospital Negligence

Family claims hospital negligence in lawsuit

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Thursday, October 27, 2016. In Louisiana, as in other states, health care facilities are obligated to follow federal laws to prevent and treat bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers, of patients. Failure of a facility to provide basic care to treat a current bedsore or to prevent a new one from developing can be debilitating to a patient’s health. If a facility fails to treat or prevent new bedsores from occurring, it could be considered hospital negligence. Recently, in a nearby state, a lawsuit was filed against a transitional health care facility, claiming the death of a patient was due…

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Birth Injuries

What Are the 4 Most Common Birth Injuries?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, October 24, 2016. Welcoming a newborn into the world should be a miraculous experience, but for many parents, the day is spoilt by factors outside their control. Medical negligence is a tragic yet common problem, and it can lead to birth injuries that cause severe and sometimes permanent complications.   According to the British Medical Journal, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Although many infants suffer birth defects due to natural reasons, a small mistake during delivery could have devastating consequences. The most common causes of serious complications at birth include: Forced deliveries that involve forceps…

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Medical Malpractice

Failure to diagnose blood clot causes leg amputation

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, October 20, 2016. The loss of one or more extremities due to a doctor’s negligence is an unacceptable aspect of the health care system that needs further attention on a national level. The problem is pervasive enough that medical administrators in Louisiana and throughout the country should pool their resources and find safer protocols that will lessen the risk of this kind of tragedy. The failure to diagnose is often the culprit that is responsible for what should have been an unnecessary amputation. Failure to diagnose is the main reason supporting a $14.95 million award to an 18-year-old woman…

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