What are the signs and symptoms of a concussion?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injuries on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Through greater medical research and awareness, the diagnosis of a concussion has become more commonplace over the past few years. Where 20 years ago a person who had suffered a concussion might be told to "walk it off," now the general medical community treats concussions with greater care and a serious tone. Concussions are classified as brain injuries and are no longer dismissed as something that will clear up on its own. As a person who has possibly suffered a concussion it is important for your doctor to identify the symptoms so they can make an accurate

2019-11-08T10:25:17+00:00October 29th, 2014|

Compensation and damages may be available for surgical errors

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Thursday, October 23, 2014. The vast majority of the time when people in Louisiana undergo a surgical procedure they do so with the reasonable anticipation that the outcome will be beneficial to their health. And most of the time they are not disappointed in that expectation. By its nature, however, surgery is an invasive procedure with inherent risks even if everything goes well. In the event of a medical mistake on the part of a surgeon or one of the participating surgical staff, a patient injury becomes a serious possibility. Organs can be perforated, surgery can be performed at the wrong

2019-11-08T10:13:52+00:00October 23rd, 2014|

Race to develop Ebola vaccine raises medical malpractice risk

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, October 16, 2014. There are many possible reasons why certain diseases capture the country's attention, whether it is the West Nile virus, or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or the disease that is currently dominating national headlines: the Ebola virus. Each of these diseases contains elements that warrant close attention, including the serious consequences to those affected by the disease, the absence of answers as to its source, how it is transmitted from person to person and most worrisome of all the perception that there may be no certain treatment or cure. Many pharmaceutical and medical research companies are feverishly working

2019-11-08T10:13:41+00:00October 16th, 2014|

Medical malpractice may not be confined to hospital settings

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, October 6, 2014. Most of the time we think of medical malpractice incidents, our impression is that they take place in a hospital, doctor's office, or other formal health care locations. But acts of negligence that may constitute medical malpractice can occur outside of health care institutions, and may not even need to involve people whose careers are directly connected to the health care profession. An ongoing media investigation in Louisiana suggests that multiple medically related deaths, and lawsuits arising out of those deaths, have taken place at the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office. The investigation looks at five instances of

2019-11-08T10:26:10+00:00October 6th, 2014|

Formal requirements to commence a medical malpractice lawsuit

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, October 2, 2014. One of the positive aspects of Louisiana's enactment of a body of statutory law governing medical malpractice claims is that it establishes a degree of regularity to the initiation, negotiation, settlement and if need be litigation of patients' claims against health care providers and institutions. At the same time, though, the statutory framework for medical malpractice claims can unintentionally create pitfalls for unwary claimants: the same specific requirements that create regularity and certainty can also result in the claim being inadvertently sabotaged if those requirements are not met. For example, rather than being able to immediately file

2019-11-08T10:13:28+00:00October 2nd, 2014|