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Medical Malpractice

Failure to diagnose HIV results in $18.4 million verdict

Failure to diagnose HIV results in $18.4 million verdict On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. There are many patients in Louisiana who rely on medical testing to identify an illness or to prevent other potential medical problems. Some patients request that certain tests be performed based on their family histories, their lifestyles, their jobs, or based on a medical professional’s recommendation. However, when these tests are not performed, it is possible for important information to slip by doctors. Failure to diagnose a serious illness early can cause patients to suffer for many years. A man was recently awarded $18.4 million after doctors failed to perform…

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Injuries

Georgia Passes Hands Free Cell Phone Law: Will Louisiana Follow?

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, June 25, 2018. BATON ROUGE, Louisiana. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 16 states and the District of Columbia currently ban the use of hand-held cell phones for all drivers. On July 1, Georgia joins this list of states by enacting a tough, no-tolerance law that places heavy fines on drivers who even touch a cell phone while driving. Louisiana has yet to pass a full ban on hand-held cell phone use. Should it? Currently, in Louisiana, if you have a learner’s permit, you are not permitted to use a hand-held cell phone. The laws are even more restrictive for minor drivers. Drivers…

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Medical Malpractice

The Unintended Consequences of Hospitals’ Approach to the Opioid Crisis

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, June 25, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. In recent weeks and months we’ve heard much about the opioid crisis and opioid overdoses. According to , research suggests that hospital interventions for patients who are hospitalized for overdoses may be lacking. 33,000 people died from opioid overdoses in 2015. Some of these patients may have visited the hospital before their deadly overdose. According to NPR, hospitals may not be taking sufficient steps or interventions when overdose patients end up in the emergency room. Despite the fact that patients who have overdosed may have difficulty filling opioid prescriptions in the future, the study revealed that few of these…

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