By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. JACKSON, Mississippi. According to the New York Times, Americans with serious mental illnesses like Schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder, die on average 15 to 30 years younger than Americans without serious mental illness. In fact, according to the research, Americans with serious mental illness die sooner in the U.S. than those with similar conditions who live in impoverished countries. Why does this disparity exist? Many mental illness patients die from chronic disease like cancer and heart disease. For the large part, they are not dying because they are killing themselves or due to overdoses, though these causes do claim some lives. While some
By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. Spinal cord injury can be a devastating diagnosis after an accident. Victims may no longer be able to walk or may lose sensation below the site of injury. Fortunately, recent developments in spinal cord injury treatment offer new promise for victims who suffer this serious and life-altering injury. According to Medscape a new scaffold device that can be used in the hours and days after an injury occurs has been shown to help spinal cord injury patients see improvement. During the study, patients with complete spinal cord injury were taken into surgery and the scaffold device was put in place.
$6.8 million verdict reached in medical malpractice case On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Performing surgeries on older patients can be risky as many Louisiana residents may already know. Even a common procedure with only minor or moderate risks for a younger patient can be especially dangerous for an older patient. This may be especially true if the doctor is using techniques or treatments that are considered to be outdated or dangerous. In a similar medical malpractice case, nearly $7 million was awarded to the family of a patient who died after undergoing hiatal hernia surgery. The patient, a 67-year-old woman, originally underwent surgery to correct her