Is telemedicine a convenience or a medical malpractice concern?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, July 31, 2015. With the advent of modern technology and the Internet, practically every type of business and profession has found some way to utilize the technology to make their products or services more convenient for their customers and clients to access. These advances have two obvious goals: (1) to allow the business or service an opportunity for increase revenue through technology and (2) to make life more convenient for consumers. Given the rapid growth of technology for these purposes, it is clear that both sides are benefiting. But are there certain services that should be banned from using the

2019-11-08T17:34:31+00:00July 31st, 2015|

3 Parties That May Be Liable for Medication Errors

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Friday, July 24, 2015. There are several medical errors that may constitute malpractice, some of which relate to medication. While medication can save your life and treat serious health conditions, an error in the prescription or drug-manufacturing process can cause serious complications or even death. If you took medication that had unexpected side effects, or if your physician made a prescription error, then you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Depending on the situation, multiple parties could be responsible for your injuries. A medical malpractice attorney from The Bowling Law Firm can evaluate your case, plan your claim and identify all

2019-11-07T16:36:09+00:00July 24th, 2015|

Common symptoms of a concussion

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Thursday, July 23, 2015. In Louisiana, one of the most common types of brain trauma is a concussion. While these injuries may happen in any setting in which you may receive a blow to the head, they are most common in contact sport athletes and car accident victims. If left untreated, a serious concussion could be fatal. As such, it is important to understand what exactly a concussion is and what you should do if you suffer one. The brain has the consistency of Jell-O, making it highly susceptible to damage. Normally, cerebrospinal fluid protects it from everyday jolts or bumps.

2019-11-08T09:50:35+00:00July 23rd, 2015|

2 Common Causes of Spinal Injury Lawsuits

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Injuries on Friday, July 17, 2015. Injuries to the head, neck and spine can cause lifelong disabilities. According to Mayo Clinic, spinal cord injuries occur when the disks, vertebra or ligaments in the spinal column sustain damage. They usually happen after a sudden physical blow to the back or spine, which crushes or fractures the vertebrae. These injuries often result from car crashes, sporting accidents or acts of violence. They also may happen due to a physician's negligence during a medical procedure that involves the back, neck or spine. If you have suffered a spinal injury due to someone else's negligence, contact The Bowling

2019-11-07T16:35:41+00:00July 17th, 2015|

Death of Saint’s QB Stabler draws attention to brain injuries

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injuries on Thursday, July 16, 2015. As have several professional athletes before him, former New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Kenny Stabler’s arranged to donate his brain and spinal cord after his death to the study of degenerative brain disease in athletes. His family also asked that donations in the Snake’s name be made to the XOXO Stabler Foundation which supports research of sports-related head trauma. Brain injuries from sports do not affect only those athletes who are highly paid for their talents. In 2011, the Louisiana Legislature passed a law designed to educate, prevent and protect younger athletes who play in the states’ amateur

2019-11-08T09:51:31+00:00July 16th, 2015|

Nerve damage leads to medical malpractice claim

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Thursday, July 9, 2015. Surgeries can be one of the most dangerous procedures a patient may undertake. When multiple medical conditions cause complications, mistakes are much easier for doctors to make. These surgical errors do not have to be fatal to potentially ruin a patient’s life, as one Louisiana woman learned. This patient needed surgery to have a shunt placed in her left arm. While this is a relatively easy procedure, complications arose due to the patient’s medical history. She was diabetic and suffered from both high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. With these conditions, anesthesia was not a viable

2019-11-08T09:50:19+00:00July 9th, 2015|

What Factors Do Courts Consider When Awarding Damages for Spinal Injuries?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Monday, July 6, 2015. A serious spinal injury can be devastating, and they are more common than most people think. There are approximately 12,500 new spinal injury cases in the United States each year, according to the Spinal Cord Injury Model System.     Most injuries affect males in their 40s. Although the average length of an acute hospital stay following an injury has declined, the national average is still 11 days. This does not include the average stay of 36 days in a rehabilitation facility. Spinal injuries can be expensive to treat and manage, and many people cannot afford ongoing

2019-11-08T09:51:23+00:00July 6th, 2015|

How Can “Wrongful Birth” Lead to a Medical Malpractice Claim?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. With the advance of surgical techniques and improved knowledge about both the child and the mother's health, complications at birth are less common than they once were. In spite of this, physician negligence can still cause serious and potentially fatal injuries.     If the negligence of a health-care worker causes the mother or child injuries during the birthing process, then the victims may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. But what happens if a physician fails to identify a birth defect before the pregnancy? "Wrongful birth" refers to a medical malpractice case in which

2019-11-08T09:51:59+00:00July 1st, 2015|