Archive for October, 2017
Patient injuries caused by negligence
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, October 30, 2017. Many Louisiana residents know that medical procedures can be stressful or even scary for patients, especially children. Parents often try to put on a brave face for their children, but many are secretly terrified of the possibility that something will go wrong during or after their child’s procedure. Even small mistakes or someone overlooking just one important detail can result in patient injuries. A seven-year-old girl was admitted by her parents to the Jersey Shore University Medical Center with a severe case of pneumonia in 2008. After undergoing surgery, the girl was placed on a ventilator…Read More
Can Men Suffer from Birth Trauma, Too?
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Nowadays, it is the norm rather than the exception for men to attend the births of their children. According to the BBC, approximately 86 percent of men are present for labor and delivery. When a woman has a traumatic birth story, though, most people simply overlook the man’s experience. After all, the woman is the one who has been connected to the baby for the past nine months, and she is the one who is physically delivering the couple’s child. Witnessing a loved one suffer can be distressing, though, and men are just as…Read More
4 Elements of a Successful Medical Malpractice Claim
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Healthcare is as much an art as it is a science, and there are countless factors that affect how someone will respond to a particular procedure or medication. When patients do not thrive from the treatment modality that their provider prescribed, that does not necessarily mean they were the victim of malpractice. In order for patients to have a valid medical malpractice claim, they must have suffered as the result of their practitioner’s negligence. A failure to provide reasonable care is the basis of all successful claims, and in order to prove this negligence,…Read More