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Medical Malpractice

Are Lawsuits Leading to More Medical Tests?

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, July 30, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. Some doctors claim that they order extra medical tests for patients as a defensive measure because they worry about lawsuits. Yet, until recently, there was no proof that doctors do order more tests. The New York Times recently reported on a study that found that doctors indeed do order more tests when they have a fear of a lawsuit. According to the paper, posted on the National Bureau of Economic Research, the researchers were able to study how doctors behaved in the Military Health System, where patients are barred from pursuing lawsuits, and how doctors in similar situations behaved…

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Medical Malpractice

Birth Control Devices Lead to Injuries: Pulled from Market

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, July 30, 2018. BATON ROUGE, Louisiana. For years, there have been questions about the safety of Essure, a permanent contraception implant that some claim can cause pain, bleeding, allergic reactions, and in some cases, can puncture the uterus if the implant shifts in the body. According to CBS News, over 16,000 women have sued the company that makes Essure, claiming that they have been seriously injured by the product. The FDA recently required doctors to inform women of the implant’s potential risks. And, just recently, Bayer, the company that makes Essure, has announced that it will stop selling the product. Bayer sold Essure as the…

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Hospital Negligence

Paramedics blamed in malpractice case

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Monday, July 30, 2018. In an emergency, paramedics are usually among the first to arrive on the scene, as many Louisiana residents are aware. Treatments administered by these individuals are, for many, the difference between life and death. Unfortunately, the family of a 30-year-old mother of two has filed a malpractice lawsuit, accusing a team of paramedics of failing to administer potentially lifesaving treatments to the now deceased woman. Five days before paramedics were called to treat her, the 30-year-old woman gave birth to her second child via caesarian section. The paramedics were called because the mother had been showing signs of…

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