Is an unsuccessful procedure evidence of medical malpractice?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, March 26, 2015. A common perception concerning whether a health care professional has committed medical malpractice is whether that individual made a mistake that led to a patient suffering harm. In practice, however, the determining if medical malpractice has occurred requires a detailed comprehension of the proof requirements under Louisiana law. Reading the applicable law is the beginning of understanding the legal requirements to hold a medical professional accountable for malpractice, but that reading must be done in light of court cases that have interpreted the law. Only in this way can a plaintiff's attorney be sure that he or

2019-11-08T09:54:20+00:00March 26th, 2015|

Limitations on medical malpractice claims in Louisiana

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, March 20, 2015. Medical professional negligence may include surgical errors, hospital negligence, misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose. Whatever form it might take, medical malpractice can cause personal injury or death. State law governs a patient's rights to seek compensation for doctor error or other forms of malpractice in Louisiana. The laws place limitations on when a lawsuit must be filed, the amount of money an injured patient may recover and the evidence that may be used to prove that a doctor, hospital or nursing home injury was the result of negligence for which a patient or, in the case

2019-11-08T09:53:00+00:00March 20th, 2015|

How Large Is the Louisiana Patient’s Compensation Fund?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Since 1975, when Louisiana legislators passed new laws related to medical malpractice, the state has been paying out claims against both private health-care professionals and public providers. The payouts and claims for private providers fall under the Medical Malpractice Act while the claims for public health-care providers fall under the Malpractice Liability for State Services Act     A key aspect of these acts involves the allocation of funds for payouts in the event of medical malpractice. Unfortunately, though the fund is large, annual payouts are often small. If you are suffering from the side effects or

2019-11-08T10:07:11+00:00March 19th, 2015|

Placental abruptions: what they are, and how they are caused

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Women who are pregnant and who notice certain unusual symptoms such as the sudden development of abdominal or back pain, vaginal bleeding or uterine problems such as tenderness or unusual, rapid contractions should be concerned about the possibility of having an uncommon, but potentially serious medical condition known as a placental abruption. This condition, in which the placenta becomes at least partially separated from the uterine wall, takes place in about one percent of pregnancies nationwide, including Louisiana. It can lead to medical problems for both mother and child. For the former, these include a variety of

2019-11-08T10:06:54+00:00March 12th, 2015|

Thousands Complain about Medical Malpractice Each Year in Louisiana

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Each year, a multitude of patients in the United States complain about their medical treatment, and as a result, medical malpractice has become a familiar term across the country. Large, multimillion-dollar cases tend to capture the spotlight, but each year, many smaller claims go unnoticed. The same is true in the state of Louisiana, where a significant number of patients file medical malpractice claims every year.     Contacting a Medical Malpractice Lawyer If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice, an experienced New Orleans medical malpractice lawyer may be able to help. As

2019-11-08T09:53:42+00:00March 11th, 2015|

What is an acquired brain injury?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injuries on Thursday, March 5, 2015. Most often when one sees or hears the term "brain injury" it is used in connection with traumatic brain injuries. As the name suggests, these kinds of brain injuries are the result of some physical impact affecting the brain. This can be the result of an external force, such an an object piercing the skull and striking the brain, or more often the result of the brain being subject to forces within the cranium, such as bruising, or a concussion that might follow a fall or a car accident. Occasionally, though, another term is used to describe

2019-11-08T09:53:11+00:00March 5th, 2015|

2 Common Errors that May Constitute Medical Malpractice

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Medical malpractice can have tragic consequences. Patients may have lifelong discomfort, and they may need extensive surgeries.     Medical malpractice is a general term that describes cases when a nurse, doctor or healthcare institution is negligent. Certain cases, such as misdiagnosis and childbirth injuries, are more common than others. How a Malpractice Lawyer Can Help If you are suffering from injuries that a negligent doctor or healthcare professional caused, you may benefit from consulting an experienced New Orleans medical malpractice lawyer. A malpractice attorney can evaluate your injuries and medical records to advise you on how

2019-11-08T10:06:34+00:00March 4th, 2015|