Early brain injuries result in awarded $11.35 million in lawsuit On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injuries on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Becoming a parent for the first time can be a wonderful and terrifying experience for many people. Parents across Louisiana trust their doctors to help the mother to deliver safely or to perform a caesarian section when a natural delivery is too difficult or impossible to go through with safely. Unfortunately, sometimes, the children can be harmed in these procedures. One family was recently awarded more than $11 million for the brain injuries their now 16-year-old son suffered at birth. The boy was delivered in April of 2001.
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Does your blood pressure always read higher in a clinical setting, such as the doctor's office, than when measuring it at home or at the drugstore? If you are otherwise healthy, you may have white coat syndrome, which is simply hypertension that arises as the result of anxiety. Unfortunately, there are a lot of reasons to feel anxious when visiting the doctor. Even those who are not suffering from any serious health conditions are at risk of receiving substandard care, which can have devastating consequences. According to the 2017 Medscape Malpractice Report, more than half
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Spinal Epidural Abscess ("SEA") develops when an underlying infection - most commonly staphylococcus aureus - manifests itself as an abscess in the epidural space within the spinal column. This is considered a neurological emergency which can lead to irreversible neurological deficits if not treated promptly. While anyone can develop SEA, those most at risk include diabetics, IV drug users, and individuals who have a known source of infection. The "classic triad" of symptoms traditionally associated with SEA includes fever, spine pain, and neurologic deficits. However, recent studies show that only a small percentage of SEA patients
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, February 19, 2018. As many Louisiana residents know, a fall can be devastating to some older individuals. Depending on the age and overall health of the person, a fall can result in injuries ranging in severity from bruises to broken bones or even internal injuries. In most cases, these falls are not fatal with proper medical treatment. However, one patient's estate has recently filed a medical malpractice suit claiming that the misdiagnosis of an injury caused the benefactor's death. The patient was a gallbladder and breast cancer survivor. She was admitted to UF Health Shands Hospital after falling in her home. After she was
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. According to the Louisiana Record, a physician in Jefferson Parish has filed a suit against his employer for breach of contract. The doctor claims the practice for which he works failed to obtain adequate medical malpractice insurance for him. In the lawsuit, which he filed in the 24th Judicial District Court, he is seeking damages for all reasonable sums due, as well as court costs and attorney f ees. There is no federal law that mandates all healthcare providers must purchase malpractice insurance. Although some states have minimum coverage requirements for providers, Louisiana is not one of
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Monday, February 12, 2018. Most Louisiana patients assume that their doctors are in good standing and are practicing medicine with a valid license. Some might be shocked to find that this isn't always the case. A lawsuit in a neighboring state was recently settled when a jury determined that hospital negligence was committed when a doctor on probation was allowed to continue treating patients. The patient mentioned who was the lawsuit originally sought treatment for gallstones. However, the treatment he received caused more problems than it solved. It caused him to suffer from a number of injuries, and eventually, the treatment required him
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, February 8, 2018. When you hear the term "medical malpractice," what comes to mind? If you're like most people, you probably think of scenarios in which surgeons operate on the wrong side of the body or leave sponges inside the cavity before closing it up with sutures. These kinds of cases are memorable because they are so shocking, but the truth is wrong-site, wrong-procedure, wrong-patient errors (WSPEs) are a lot more common than most people realize. Despite the fact that it's often the bizarre surgical cases that get the most publicity, medical malpractice can occur in any specialty
Family awarded $42 million in birth injury suit On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Birth can be a very difficult process for both mother and child as many Louisiana residents know. Sometimes, the doctor must help the process along by using tools like forceps. However, if these tools are used improperly, they can cause serious injury to the mother or to the child. Recently, the parents of a disabled boy were awarded $42 million in a birth injury lawsuit. The child was born in February of 2012 at Chambersburg Hospital. During the delivery, the obstetrician began using forceps even though neither the mother