Jury awards man $8.5 million due to failure to diagnose cancer

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Most Louisiana residents, at some point in their lives, have had to visit a hospital or medical facility for testing, and of course, everyone hopes for an accurate and timely diagnosis. Sometimes, a patient will receive bad news in the form of a cancer diagnosis, but if a doctor delivers such news early enough, the problem can often be resolved. Other times, however, a doctor's failure to diagnose a serious medical condition can lead to many more problems. Unfortunately, this seems to be what happened to a man from another state who was recently awarded $8.5 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit against two doctors who

2019-11-20T23:08:33+00:00August 27th, 2019|

Quadriplegic awarded $56 million in medical malpractice lawsuit

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Many Louisiana residents probably take for granted their ability to walk with relative ease and freedom. For some, not until mobility is suddenly taken away from them do they realize how much it was appreciated. Unfortunately, surgical procedures can sometimes result in such a loss, and such situations often have a significant effect on a person's life. Recently, a woman in another state and her husband were awarded $56 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit in which she alleged a surgical procedure she had undergone 10 years ago had left her a quadriplegic. In 2009, the then 56-year-old woman had experienced pain and tingling in

2019-11-20T23:11:03+00:00August 21st, 2019|

Scary Cycling Statistics and the Truth About Front-End Bicycle Accidents

Bicycling is a fantastic pastime that has many positive health benefits and environmental impacts. A recent publication by the Harvard Medical School, for example, notes that bicycling can improve your joint and bone health, improve your blood flow and heart function, and build up valuable muscles that help with everyday activities.  Unfortunately, however, bicycling also has significant associated risks. Cyclists must share the road with far larger, heavier, and faster vehicles that do not always take proper care to ensure the safety of smaller vehicles like bikes and their riders. This article explores some alarming statistics regarding bicycle accidents in general, and front-impact accidents in particular. If you have been injured in a traffic accident as a cyclist, and if

2019-11-15T20:43:05+00:00August 15th, 2019|

Malfunctioning technology can lead to surgical errors

Likely, any Louisiana or Mississippi resident who has undergone surgery of any sort has experienced at least a bit of nervousness beforehand. With any surgery comes the potential for a poor outcome, and sometimes doctors make mistakes, such as accessing the wrong site. Such was the case for a woman in another state who underwent an operation on her kidney and became the victim of what hospitals refer to as a "never event," a term that applies to surgical errors that should never occur if hospitals follow proper procedures. The patient filed a lawsuit in March of this year, suing the hospital for more than $20 million.

2019-11-28T12:03:20+00:00August 13th, 2019|

Who is Liable When You’re Injured in a Rideshare Crash?

In the last few years, ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have exploded in popularity throughout the U.S. It’s impossible to visit the airport or any neighborhoods with bars or restaurants, without running into multiple cars with a rideshare logo in their window stopped at the curb with their hazards flashing, dropping off or picking up riders. But for all the convenience offered by these services, studies of traffic accident statistics following the expansion of Uber and similar services indicate that ridesharing may be increasing the number of collisions and other accidents on the road.   Traffic Accidents on the Rise as Rideshare Services Like Uber Increase Nationwide Ridesharing Accident Statistics In October 2018, a groundbreaking study was published on the

2019-11-15T20:41:21+00:00August 10th, 2019|

10 Common Motorcycle Accidents & How to Avoid Them

Motorcycle accidents are more likely than car accidents to include serious injury or death. A motorcyclist is 35 times more likely to die in a motorcycle accident versus a car accident. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, thousands of motorcycle deaths happen every year in the United States. When motorcycle accidents do not result in death, they can still cause catastrophic injuries including paralysis, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and quadriplegia. Because of the gravity and seriousness of these accidents, motorcyclists should learn the most common types of causes of motorcycle accidents, and how to prevent them or reduce the risk of having them.  Safety First Before learning about the most common types of motorcycle accidents

2019-11-15T20:52:49+00:00August 7th, 2019|

Surgical procedures sometimes end tragically

Many Louisiana and Mississippi residents have undergone a cardiac procedure of some sort, or at least have seen a close friend or family member do so. Most people would agree that surgical procedures dealing with the heart can be very stressful for the patient, of course, but also for people witnessing their loved one go through such an experience. Many patients survive the ordeal, but unfortunately, a woman in another state died during open-heart surgery, and several members of her family have filed a lawsuit alleging negligence led to her death.

2019-11-28T12:05:36+00:00August 7th, 2019|