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Surgical Errors

Woman awarded judgment in medical malpractice case

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Childbirth is an exciting life-altering experience. Unfortunately, for some Louisiana parents, childbirth does not always go as planned, often overwhelming new moms and dads with the outcome. In anpther state, two new parents were awarded compensation after medical malpractice changed their first and now only childbirth experience. Five days following a Cesarean section, a 24-year-old woman returned to an emergency room, reporting heavy bleeding. Her white blood test results and her ultrasound indicated she likely had retained products of conception preventing her from properly healing. The doctor on shift determined she would benefit from a dilation…

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Hospital Negligence

4 Common Examples of Medical Negligence

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Monday, November 28, 2016. We trust our doctors implicitly. We expect them to listen to our concerns, understand our medical needs, and provide effective treatments. Unfortunately, medical negligence is alarmingly common in the United States, and a small error by a physician can have devastating consequences.   According to a study by Johns Hopkins University, medical mistakes may be the third leading cause of death in the United States – killing more people than unintentional injuries, strokes and respiratory disease. Every year, more than 250,000 patients die due to health-care errors. If you were injured or lost a family member…

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Medical Malpractice

6 Ways Patients Can Reduce the Risk of Medical Malpractice

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. When you put the state of your health in someone else’s hands, you are taking a major risk. No matter how much you trust your doctor, the reality is that everyone – even the most qualified physicians – makes mistakes.   Medical malpractice is far more common than many people realize. According to Forbes, a recent study by Johns Hopkins Medicine showed that medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States. In Louisiana alone, there were more than 16,000 reports of medical malpractice between 2005 and 2015. That’s a staggering number…

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