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Medical Malpractice

What Should I Do If I Was a Victim of Malpractice?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The Washington Post reports that as of 2016, medical errors were the third leading cause of death in this country. Only heart disease and cancer kill more people.     Medical malpractice is one of those scenarios that most people assume will never happen to them, so when it does, they do not know how to respond. If you were a victim of malpractice, it is critical that you take steps to protect your interests. In the state of Louisiana, most injured patients must file a medical malpractice claim within one year of the alleged incident…

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Hospital Negligence

Hospital negligence may have led to death of young girl

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Before a child is born, parents are faced with numerous decisions on a daily basis regarding the care of their child. While some decisions may appear to be simple and routine, many are much more difficult to make. At times parents have to trust the expertise of others when weighing decisions for the care of their child. They often rely on the training and experience of Louisiana medical professionals when their child is injured or sick. Recently, in another state, parents believe hospital negligence led to the death of their daughter at a young age. The parents…

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Spinal cord injury

How Much Do Spinal Cord Injuries Cost to Treat?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Friday, January 20, 2017. The central nervous system is composed of the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. According to PubMed Health, the skull and vertebral canal protect the brain and spinal cord, which are responsible for controlling all bodily functions that are essential for sustaining life. Spinal cord injuries can impair critical functions throughout the body either temporarily or permanently. Depending on the location and severity of the injury, spinal cord damage can result in paraplegia, quadriplegia, loss of mobility or loss of sensation. According to the Mayo Clinic, common causes of spinal cord injuries include car…

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