Surgical error prompts woman to sue Louisiana doctor

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Friday, April 25, 2014. Most residents of the state of Louisiana would prefer to do whatever they can to avoid having to undergo a surgical procedure. There are however times in which it is the only real possibility of a person’s medical condition improving. While there is of course a certain amount of risk involved with virtually any surgery, anyone who has an operation assumes that the health care providers involved in it will not engage in actions that might be deemed negligent. Unfortunately this does sometimes occur. A Louisiana woman, who recently filed a lawsuit against a doctor and his

2019-11-08T11:07:29+00:00April 25th, 2014|

Hospital negligence case filed in children’s hospital deaths

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Thursday, April 17, 2014. A recently released medical journal report is shedding a bright light on the deaths of five children several years ago, and has opened the door for potential lawsuits. The report details the deaths of the children that occurred in 2008 and 2009 and has caused quite a stir, raising questions about whether these deaths could have been prevented. Five children that were in the care of a Louisiana children’s hospital died after contracting mucormycosis, a disease originating from fungi found in soil and on leaves. The children ranged in ages from infant to teenager and suffered from

2019-11-08T10:15:38+00:00April 17th, 2014|

Louisiana hospitals score low in recent study

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Thursday, April 10, 2014. If you had access to hospital safety ratings, would you use the information to make decisions about where you receive medical care? Actually, this information is available in Louisiana and across the country. Consumer Reports, the stalwart of data for consumer decisions, rates hospitals based on five safety criteria and publishes the results. Some of the categories take hospital negligence into account for the compilation of the ratings. The safety scores are based upon five categories, including mortality rate, readmission rate, patient communication, success in avoiding infections, and the re-ordering of chest and abdominal CT scans. The rating scale runs from

2019-11-08T10:14:31+00:00April 10th, 2014|

Boxer’s family files lawsuit after traumatic brain injury

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injuries on Thursday, April 3, 2014. New Orleans is home to many large sporting events, which include violent games such as boxing and football. The athletes in these sports often require medical supervision before and after their competitions. The family of a professional heavyweight boxer has filed suit 10 months after he was battered in a losing fight at Madison Square Garden. The 33-year-old man, a native of Russia, suffered brain injuries during the hotly contested 10-round fight. The lawsuit, which alleges that medical malpractice was the cause of the fighter’s permanent brain damage, names a number of parties, including athletic commission doctors, the referee

2019-11-08T11:07:38+00:00April 3rd, 2014|