What to Do After a Hit and Run Accident

Within the State of Louisiana, hit and run accidents are widespread and common. Each year, more than 22,000 accidents in Louisiana are hit and run accidents causing property damage, injuries, and fatalities. If you were involved in a hit and run accident, you experience all of the suffering and stress of a typical car accident, compounded by a profound sense of injustice that you may not have a driver from whom to receive compensation. Before making any decisions, here is what to do after a hit and run accident. Seek Safety and Call the Police If you were in an accident, you may be disoriented and unsure of your next steps. Make sure to move the car from the roadway

2020-01-14T14:28:00+00:00November 23rd, 2019|

What Are Secondary Car Accidents?

While there are many different ways a car accident can occur, the initial accident between two or more drivers is typically considered a “primary” accident. These accidents can lead to “secondary” car accidents, caused as a direct result of the initial, primary car accident. Secondary car accidents can be just as catastrophic, causing injuries, property damage, and even death. Secondary Car Accidents A secondary car accident is one that occurs as a direct or indirect consequence of a previous accident, known as the primary accident. These secondary accidents typically happen shortly after a primary accident, and in the near vicinity of the primary accident. According to the Federal Highway Administration, up to 20 percent of all traffic accidents are secondary

2020-01-14T14:25:57+00:00November 13th, 2019|

Lawsuit claims hospital negligence led to babies’ deaths

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Louisiana parents who have experienced premature birth can likely remember the range of emotions they felt during their child's time in the hospital, and particularly the worry that their baby may not emerge from the situation happy and healthy. Sadly, some premature babies become quite ill during their hospital stay, and some parents endure the worst possible outcome. Recently, a number of parents in a different state filed a lawsuit claiming hospital negligence after eight babies became ill and three of those babies died in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after all were exposed to the same bacteria. According to doctors at the hospital,

2019-12-13T22:34:21+00:00November 13th, 2019|

Patient files lawsuit claiming breach of standard of care

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Many Louisiana residents have experienced joint replacement surgery at some point in their lives. Due to a rapidly aging population and an increase in life expectancy over the last few decades, this type of surgery is likely becoming more common. As with any medical procedure, most patients undergoing a joint replacement feel some trepidation before putting their well-being in the hands of the medical professionals responsible for their care. However, most patients trust that the physicians and others involved in the process will provide the expected standard of care to ensure a successful outcome. Unfortunately, such was not the case for a man

2019-11-20T22:54:13+00:00November 6th, 2019|

Different Types of Birth Injuries

During that time when you are the most excited to welcome your new family member, tragedy strikes and your child is diagnosed with a birth injury. Birth injuries are typically a type of claim that is brought under medical malpractice law. If your baby has any of the following types of injuries, you should speak to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer about whether you have an actionable birth injury claim. Cerebral Palsy Unfortunately, cerebral palsy is one of the most common types of birth injuries. The term cerebral palsy actually refers to a group of disorders that will affect a person’s posture, their mobility and ability to maintain balance. Cerebral indicates that the condition has to do with the brain,

2020-01-14T14:14:21+00:00November 3rd, 2019|