Causes of surgical errors

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Friday, January 30, 2015. Every year, in Louisiana and elsewhere in the United States, surgical errors take place which can lead to worsened injuries or other medical conditions. Surgery is an inherently risky process which is why, ordinarily, you will be informed beforehand of the potential risks and asked to sign a statement of informed consent. Your signature on such a statement, however, does not mean that you accept the risk that the surgeon or someone else involved in the procedure will make a negligent mistake. The sad truth is, however, that mistakes can happen. How can such errors take place?

2019-11-08T10:09:07+00:00January 30th, 2015|

3 Important Medical Malpractice FAQs

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, January 29, 2015. Medical malpractice has become an epidemic in the United States. According to Forbes, medical malpractice claims totaled more than $3 billion in 2012 alone. On average, there are more than 365 payouts per year. However, it is often challenging to prove medical malpractice, which is why the guidance of a malpractice attorney may prove invaluable.   In the medical field, even minor mistakes can cause serious injury or even death. Fortunately, there are laws that protect the rights of victims and their families. If you have suffered due to the negligence of a healthcare provider, you may

2019-11-08T10:22:53+00:00January 29th, 2015|

Mother Sues Doctor After Alleged Misdiagnosis of Her Son

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Louisiana Record reports on a tragic case involving a man who died after a doctor allegedly misdiagnosed him in the emergency room. According to the report, the victim's mother filed suit against the doctor who sent him home from the hospital without properly treating him. The patient later died from fluid accumulating in his brain. The plaintiff claims the doctor failed to diagnose the fluid buildup before sending her son home with a simple diagnosis of vertigo. She contends he later died due to a lack of treatment for the actual problem at hand, and she is

2019-11-08T10:08:10+00:00January 22nd, 2015|

An overview of birth defects in Louisiana

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Every year about 120,000 babies with birth defects are born in the United States. In Louisiana, the rate of birth defects ranges between 2 and 3 percent according to statistics from the state's Department of Health and Hospitals showing that more than 1600 live births reported a birth defect out of more than 63,000 births in 2006. Birth defects constitute a significant financial, emotional, and social cost not only to families but to the state as a whole. Aside from being a leading cause of infant death, almost one-third of all pediatric hospital visits are related to

2019-11-08T10:23:42+00:00January 22nd, 2015|

The medical malpractice review panel

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, January 15, 2015. Medical procedures gone wrong can have devastating effects on the lives of patients. They can result in permanent disability, pain and, sometimes, even death. Many times, such incidents are merely a consequence of chance. Sometimes, preventable accidents result from the negligence of an attending physician. In such cases, the only recourse a patient may have is filing a medical malpractice suit. Ordinarily, in Louisiana, you cannot go to court directly with a medical malpractice suit. You have to follow an administrative process first. This process involves the medical review panel. Three doctors make up the panel. They

2019-11-08T10:07:48+00:00January 15th, 2015|

4 Facts and Stats Regarding Medical Malpractice

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. As if going under the knife wasn't scary enough, it seems that medical malpractice errors are growing more common across the United States. According to Forbes, the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that medical malpractice is the third-leading cause of death in the country, trailing behind just heart disease and canc er. If you think you have been the victim of medical malpractice in New Orleans and you need an attorney, we can help. At The Bowling Law Firm, we have extensive experience working with clients and their family members who have undergone traumatic experiences

2019-11-08T10:10:33+00:00January 14th, 2015|

Using experts to prove fault in medical malpractice cases

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Saturday, January 10, 2015. In a previous blog, we discussed the concept of medical standard of care, which is a doctor's duty to treat a patient with a similar level of care and skill as other similarly-situated doctors would in similar circumstances. In almost all medical malpractice lawsuits, the plaintiff is claiming that the doctor or other health care professional did not follow the requisite standard of care, was therefore negligent, and that negligence caused the patient's injury. In order to prevail and ultimately obtain compensation, the plaintiff has the burden to prove these things by a preponderance of evidence, which essentially

2019-11-08T10:09:31+00:00January 10th, 2015|

Louisiana’s Largest Medical Malpractice Insurer Returns 5 Percent of Premiums

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Patients might not want to contemplate how high their chances of suffering medical malpractice are every time they visit a doctor, but physicians know it happens--and often. This is why medical malpractice insurance is so important.     If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice in New Orleans and you need an attorney, contact The Bowling Law Firm We specialize in medical malpractice cases. We have extensive experience handling various medical claims, and we always put our clients first. Call us at (504) 586-5200 to arrange an initial consultation with a

2019-11-08T10:08:36+00:00January 7th, 2015|