Medical negligence may cause serious birth injuries

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Thursday, August 28, 2014. Sometimes an infant is born with a permanent disability that occurred due to an unknown circumstance in the womb – potentially an injury that the mother sustained while pregnant or simply genetics. However, when a baby is arguably healthy and delivered by medical professionals in a way that causes serious birth injuries, parents have reason to be upset. If your newborn has endured a traumatic outcome of birth, such as a brain injury, cerebral palsy or Erb's palsy, you may be entitled to compensation. A settlement could help to cover the medical expenses that ensue, as well as

2019-11-08T10:14:14+00:00August 28th, 2014|

You do not have to go at it alone in a medical malpractice case

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Consider a scenario in which you have suffered an injury that requires surgery to treat. You undergo the procedure, and after a few days the hospital releases you to go back home. You think that the worst is behind you. A little recovery time, and you’ll be back to your old self. But as the days turn into weeks and the weeks pass, something seems wrong. You still feel pain where the surgery took place. Instead of getting better, it seems to become worse over time. When you go back to the hospital to inquire about why

2019-11-08T10:26:21+00:00August 27th, 2014|

What Now? Next steps after a birth injury

What Now? Next steps after a birth injury On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Friday, August 22, 2014. Discovering that your child has suffered a birth injury can be an overwhelming feeling.  Understanding the complexity of a birth injury case and knowing the range of emotions you are experiencing as a parent at this time makes it all the more important that you reach out to our office as soon as possible. As a parent of a child who has suffered birth injuries, you may find yourself feeling frustrated and sad that your child’s injuries could have been prevented. Louisiana and Mississippi medical malpractice laws recognize that

2019-11-08T10:24:30+00:00August 22nd, 2014|

Are Cerebral palsy and Erbs palsy birth injuries?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Two types of injuries that can happen to a baby at childbirth are Cerebral palsy and Erbs palsy. This post describes how these two afflictions can occur, and their effects. Cerebral palsy: Arises from a brain injury. It can take place before, during or after childbirth. During birth, this condition may be caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain, which may in turn be the result of failure to resort to a cesarean section when necessary or resorting to it too late. It can also happen during childbirth if a blunt trauma to the baby's

2019-11-08T10:25:27+00:00August 13th, 2014|

How do you prove fault in a medical malpractice case?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, August 7, 2014. A patient can sue a doctor for medical malpractice if the doctor’s conduct harms him or her.  The patient must however prove that the physician in question did not meet the industry “standard of care." The standard of care is how the law gets around two opposing issues. Doctors cannot be reasonably expected to always get things right. They are human and the law recognizes that fact. However, most people reasonably expect that when they consult a trained professional, the professional will exercise a certain level of proficiency when rendering their services. The patient may prove medical malpractice,

2019-11-08T10:25:43+00:00August 7th, 2014|