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Medical Malpractice

5 Statistics Regarding Medical Malpractice That Will Surprise You

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. When you visit your doctor for a routine physical, does he or she put you at ease? A lot of Americans would likely answer “yes” to this question because many take bedside manner into account when choosing a primary care provider. Considering how prevalent medical malpractice is, though, there are a few factors worth valuing more than personality when deciding on a physician. For example, has the doctor you are considering ever been sued by a patient? Legal history is an important metric to keep in mind when your health is at stake because providers who…

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Medical Malpractice

Were You the Victim of Medical Malpractice?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Patients place a lot of trust in their healthcare providers, and they deserve to receive a certain standard of care in return. After all, if a doctor makes a mistake, it could literally have life-threatening consequences.     Unfortunately, medical errors are far more common than most people realize. According to The Washington Post, such errors claim more than 250,000 lives annually, making them the third leading cause of death in our country. Of course, medicine is not a perfect science, and some patients simply respond poorly to certain procedures. Thus, determining when you have actually…

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Patient’s family awarded $1 million in medical malpractice suit

Patient’s family awarded $1 million in medical malpractice suit On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, November 27, 2017. Many Louisiana families have a loved one that requires constant care. Many families are unable to provide the care personally, and opt for a nursing home to fulfill that role. If the facility is understaffed or otherwise fails to provide an appropriate standard of care, any resulting injuries suffered by a patient may constitute grounds for a medical malpractice claim. After the death of their 70-year-old relative, a family was awarded $1 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit against the facility responsible for his care. The patient was…

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