Archive for October, 2018
When a Pharmacist Refuses to Fill a Prescription, What Rights do You Have?
By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. Under American Pharmacy Organization guidelines, a pharmacist is permitted to refuse to fill a prescription based on religious beliefs. However, what happens after a refusal largely depends on where you live in the U.S. Different states have different laws regarding patients’ rights. Not all states have laws and regulations in place, meaning that it is up to an individual company to decide what to do. In states where laws are in place, companies and pharmacists face sanctions or suspension if they fail to obey the law. However, in most cases, if a pharmacist refuses to fill a prescription, the…Read More
Why are More Women Being Pressured into Having C-Sections?
By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. BATON ROUGE, Louisiana. According to , in 2000, C-sections accounted for only 12 percent of all births. By 2015, 21 percent of all births were C-sections. Why? While there are many instances where C-sections are necessary, for example, if the baby is breach, if the placenta covers the mother’s cervix, or if the labor isn’t progressing as it should. Another case where a C-section might be needed is if doctors determine that the baby is in distress. However, there are gray areas. This is where doctors for the World Health Organization say that doctors may be over eager when it comes to…Read More
Medical malpractice: Nurse may have exposed patients to virus
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. When illness, pain or physical injury occurs, most people seek the care and comfort that Louisiana medical professionals can offer. Unfortunately, some patients may experience medical malpractice through inadequate care, failure to diagnose, medication errors and other unfortunate errors. One patient in another state is claiming he suffers from a virus related to the care he received from one nurse. The man sought management of pain from a hospital emergency room in 2011. The man has filed a recent lawsuit, claiming that his nurse administered two doses of morphine during his stay, and the lawsuit further…Read More