Archive for January, 2018
Failure to diagnose cancer results in malpractice suit
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. There are patients in Louisiana who may know what it feels like to visit a doctor’s office or be admitted to a hospital for the treatment of one illness, and then to leave after being diagnosed with something far more severe. It can be a terrifying thought. However, for some, the failure to catch such an illness is far more nerve-wracking. Some patients and those close to them may argue that a failure to diagnose a serious illness can be just as deadly as the illness itself. The family of a patient who died in another state…Read More
How Can You Support a Loved One Who Has Experienced a Traumatic Birth?
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Nothing is more exciting than hearing that someone whom you love is expecting. Whether it is your sibling, a best friend from college, or a coworker with whom you have grown close, you will likely be thrilled at the news and wish only the best for both Mom and baby. Although a lot of women are fortunate enough to have a beautiful birth experience, many others undergo some kind of trauma during labor and delivery that can affect them for weeks, months, or even years to come. According to The Birth Trauma Association, there…Read More
What Are Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs?
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Healthcare providers are not always able to diagnose, treat, and heal their patients. But there’s no reason why a patient should leave a doctor’s office in worse condition than when he or she arrived. The concept of “first, do not harm” is the foundation of bioethics, and medical schools around the world instill it in their students from day one. It has broad applications across all specialties, from an OB-GYN who should not perform unnecessary screenings that could hurt the fetus to a geriatric doctor who should not prescribe an ailing patient with a…Read More