How Long Do I Have to File a Malpractice Claim?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Each year, thousands of people across the United States undergo important medical procedures, and for the most part, they deliver successful results that enable the patients to continue in good health. Some of the procedures do not end well, though, and courts across the country pay outs of millions of dollars annually to people who have suffered at the hands of a negligent doctor, health-care worker or institution. If you believe a doctor or health-care worker has acted negligently and caused you additional pain and suffering, it is common to have many questions about how to proceed

2019-11-08T09:54:49+00:00April 28th, 2015|

What are common causes of a severe traumatic brain injury?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Friday, April 24, 2015. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic brain injury is a serious health issue that affects more than two million people each year. Whether caused by a fall or a blow to the head, the effects of a brain injury may range from a headache to permanent disability or in death as it is in about 30 percent of deaths related to injuries. Brain injuries are classified as either closed or penetrating depending upon the cause of the injury. Closed traumatic brain injuries result from the brain moving within the skull. Common causes of

2019-11-07T16:37:43+00:00April 24th, 2015|

Emergency Treatment and Medical Malpractice

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, April 16, 2015. If you sustained serious injuries in an unexpected event or accident, you may require emergency medical treatment. Under most circumstances, injured individuals are grateful for any life-saving treatment that a doctor or health-care practitioner provides, but when something goes wrong, it is common to question whether you received adequate or negligent treatment.     It is important to remember that there are unique rules that may apply to first responders and doctors assisting patients under emergency circumstances. If you believe you received negligent treatment from a doctor under these circumstances, contact a specialist malpractice lawyer to schedule

2019-11-08T09:54:36+00:00April 16th, 2015|

Common questions about filing a medical malpractice lawsuit

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Louisiana has its own specific requirements to file a lawsuit based on claims of medical malpractice. What follows are some frequently asked questions about how to begin the process of making such a legal complaint. Can I file a lawsuit in court right away? No. Your claim must first be brought before a medical review panel, and your initial documentation must be directed toward that panel. Is there any cost to file a request with the review panel? Ordinarily it costs $100 to file a request with the medical review panel (payable within 45 days after the

2019-11-08T09:55:06+00:00April 16th, 2015|

What Errors May Constitute Medical Malpractice?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Medical malpractice happens when a doctor, health-care worker or institution treats a patient in a reckless or negligent manner, and there are several different situations that may constitute a valid claim. Generally speaking, if you suffer additional injuries and pain following a procedure, there is a possibility that the doctor did not provide you with adequate care as required by law. Under these circumstances, it may be possible to claim compensation from the negligent individual or institution. A specialist malpractice lawyer may be able to help you determine if your case constitutes medical malpractice, and if so,

2019-11-07T16:36:59+00:00April 9th, 2015|

What Doctors Can Expect When Facing a Medical Malpractice Claim

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Medical malpractice is widespread in the United States. According to Forbes, medical boards across the country paid out more than $3 billion on malpractice claims in 2012. As a victim of medical malpractice, it is common to feel a range of emotions. Many patients are angry that the doctor caused them additional pain and suffering, and the legal process following it can be an overwhelming and emotionally draining one. Regardless of the circumstances, it is important not to file a malpractice claim in sheer anger or to get revenge on a doctor, but rather to reach some closure and financial compensation

2019-11-07T16:37:25+00:00April 9th, 2015|

Understanding the Malpractice Damages Cap

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Undergoing a medical malpractice trial can be a difficult experience for victims. Apart from the trauma of handling the aftermath of poor medical treatment, medical malpractice is often difficult to prove. Even if you are able to prove medical malpractice, it can be challenging to collect compensation for injuries and suffering.     If you have been the victim of negligent care, an experienced New Orleans medical malpractice lawyer may be able to help. A malpractice attorney can explain the legal system in your region and potentially help you recover damages to pay for medical expenses incurred

2019-11-08T09:55:20+00:00April 9th, 2015|

Diagnosis failure: how doctors start off on the wrong foot

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, April 3, 2015. It is a familiar saying among health care professionals and the general public alike that when it comes to the practice of medicine, the first commandment is, "First, do no harm." The axiomatic nature of this imperative is easy to understand, but even with years of education, training and experience doctors and other medical professionals are not always able to live up to it. This failure is usually not the result of any deliberate intent. Rather, the increasing body of medical knowledge can actually become confusing in some situations, because a person's symptoms can be evidence of

2019-11-08T09:54:04+00:00April 3rd, 2015|