How Can You Support a Loved One Who Has Experienced a Traumatic Birth?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling 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 are

2019-11-08T08:51:47+00:00January 31st, 2018|

Failure to diagnose cancer results in malpractice suit

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling 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 in

2019-11-08T08:52:01+00:00January 31st, 2018|

What Are Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling 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 10th

2019-11-08T08:45:23+00:00January 25th, 2018|

Army veteran files medical malpractice suit after botched surgery

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Veterans often have much to deal with when they return home from service. Even after many years, it can still be difficult for them to adjust. Many rely on VA hospitals and programs to help them readjust to everyday life. Unfortunately, as many Louisiana residents may know, some of these programs and hospitals are better than others. One army veteran has recently filed a medical malpractice suit against a veterans affairs hospital for mistakes made during a previous surgery. The initial surgery was performed in 2013. Nearly four years later, the veteran returned to the VA hospital because

2019-11-08T08:44:41+00:00January 24th, 2018|

More Information Comes to Light Regarding Fatal Complication during Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Further investigations regarding the death of a Baton Rouge woman during an elective surgery have revealed that she died of fat clots that had traveled to her lungs and heart. The incident occurred on December 14, but the Miami-Dade medical examiner's office needed several weeks to complete the investigation. According to the Miami Herald, the 40-year-old victim is at least the sixth patient to die from the same complication during the same procedure in Miami-Dade County since 2013. The medical examiner's report states the cause of death was fat clots, which clogged arteries in the lungs

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Medical malpractice suit filed because surgeon left too early

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, January 15, 2018. When a loved one needs surgery, every family wants the procedure to be performed by the best available physician. However, as some Louisiana residents may know, it is easy for these doctors to take on too many patients. In some cases, this may result in sub-par care for those in need. One family has filed a medical malpractice suit against one such cardiac surgeon, claiming that his heavy workload contributed to their loved one being left in a vegetative state. A 76-year-old patient underwent open heart surgery to replace a heart valve and to repair his damaged aorta. The

2019-11-08T08:46:23+00:00January 15th, 2018|

Why You Should Seek a Second Opinion Regardless of Your Diagnosis

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, January 11, 2018. According to the National Center for Policy Analysis, between 10 and 20 percent of patients who seek treatment for various symptoms are misdiagnosed. Misdiagnoses are so prevalent, in fact, that they are more common than medication mistakes and wrong-site/wrong-procedure/wrong-patient errors, despite the fact that these kinds of mistakes are much more publicized.     If patients were more familiar with diagnostic errors, though, they might be able to advocate for themselves better and avoid such mistakes entirely. Sadly, diagnostic errors can have devastating and even fatal consequences. If you think you were the victim of a missed

2019-11-08T08:45:36+00:00January 11th, 2018|

Family claims that hospital negligence caused a loved one’s death

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Monday, January 8, 2018. For many Louisiana families who have loved ones who have undergone or are planning to undergo surgery, the waiting can be both stressful and terrifying. Families and patients have to wait for a diagnosis, then they have to wait for a procedure, and then they have to wait for the results of that procedure. However, being forced to wait too long can prove deadly to patients. One family claims that hospital negligence is to blame for the death of their loved one. They claim that a delay in his surgery was directly related to the cause of death. In

2019-11-08T08:46:11+00:00January 8th, 2018|

Woman Dies from Embolism During Cosmetic Procedure

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, January 4, 2018. According to WAFB, the medical examiner's report on a woman who died during a cosmetic procedure has been released. The woman, a 40-year-old mother of two from Baton Rouge, had traveled to Florida to undergo a Brazilian butt lift.     The medical examiner listed the cause of death as an embolism, which is a rare but serious complication of surgery. The deceased was the fourth patient to die from cosmetic surgery complications at that particular location in as many years. In the autopsy report, the cause of death was ruled an accident as the result of

2019-11-07T13:35:49+00:00January 4th, 2018|

What You Should (and Should Not) Do If You Suspect Medical Malpractice

What You Should (and Should Not) Do If You Suspect Medical Malpractice On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Thursday, January 4, 2018. You should be able to trust your healthcare providers, especially when you are vulnerable from injury or illness. Sadly, not all patients will receive quality care at every appointment, and those who end up the victims of malpractice often suffer devastating consequences as a result.     Medical malpractice is a lot more common than most Americans who place significant trust in their doctors realize. In fact, according to Forbes, it is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Because malpractice is

2019-11-08T08:47:01+00:00January 4th, 2018|