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Archive for December, 2018

Birth Injuries

Was birth injury leading to infant death caused by midwife?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. For most people in Louisiana and across the country, a baby’s birth is an exciting and wonderful time. A new person is entering the world, and although the birth process itself can be painful and stressful in general, in most cases the end result is a happy and positive one for everyone involved. Sadly, however, this is not always the case, and for some, a birth injury can occur during the process, sometimes resulting in death. Such was the case for one family. The incident happened in a different state last winter when a pregnant woman hired…

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Hospital Negligence

Did hospital negligence lead to heart transplant patient’s death?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. A serious surgical procedure such as a heart transplant can be frightening for anyone. Those in Louisiana undergoing such a procedure has the right to assume they will receive the best care possible, thus easing their mind a little at such a stressful time. In fact, unfortunately, a hospital’s level of care is not always acceptable, and sometimes, hospital negligence results in patient death. A woman in another state recently filed a lawsuit against a hospital after her husband died following a heart transplant performed there two years ago. She was motivated to pursue the lawsuit after…

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Next Big Hospital Infections May Not Be Viruses

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, December 17, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. There exists a kind of disease that cannot be killed by intense heat or disinfectants. No amount of alcohol, peroxide, Clorox, bleach, or heat will kill it. The disease is caused by prions, or infected proteins. Prions are a virulent type of protein. Before we can understand how prions cause disease, we need to understand how healthy proteins work. According to Science Daily, proteins work in our bodies because they fold into a shape that allows them to serve their function. Their chemical composition dictates their shape. Imagine a Slinky and its tendency to expand or contract due to…

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