Archive for March, 2017
Doctor removed wrong organ, barred from surgical procedures
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Thursday, March 30, 2017. A doctor who removed the wrong organ has been barred from performing certain operations. The surgeon accidentally removed his patient’s spleen, instead of his kidney, according to a report. Because of his surgical error, this surgeon is no longer allowed to practice medicine or perform surgical procedures on his own. In Louisiana, many medical malpractice cases are caused by surgical errors. In addition to the ban on performing any surgical procedure, the doctor has also been banned specifically from performing nephrectomies. A nephrectomy is the surgical removal of a kidney, or of both kidneys. Some are…Read More
What Is MRSA?
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is a kind of staph bacteria that can lead to bloodstream infections, surgical site infections, and pneumonia. MRSA is particularly dangerous because it is resistant to most antibiotics, and without adequate treatment, it can cause sepsis and even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MRSA spreads through direct contact with contaminated hands or an infected wound. For example, if healthcare providers do not wash their hands thoroughly, they can spread MRSA from one patient to another. If you contracted MRSA in a hospital, you may…Read More
What Should I Do If the Pharmacy Gave Me the Wrong Prescription?
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. According to U.S. News, busy pharmacists can fill up to 25 prescriptions per hour, and researchers estimate that errors occur in up to 5 percent of those medications. Although most errors are minor and do not cause serious health complications, the occasional mistake can have devastating repercussi ons. For example, a label error is typically less serious than an actual drug or dosage error. In some cases, the pharmacist dispenses the correct medication, but the doctor prescribed the wrong drug. If you sustained an injury or illness as a result of a prescription error, turn to…Read More