What are some of the most common surgical errors?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Thursday, August 27, 2015. When you enter into the operating room, you put your life in the hands of a group of professionals in the hopes that they will work accurately. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and surgical errors happen all too frequently in Louisiana. Vigilance and skilled individuals are key to preventing surgical errors and more processes are being developed to diminish their frequency of occurrence. There are steps taken to prevent costly mistakes, such as charts, counting and individual responsibility, but negligent operating room staff do fall through the cracks. Staff who fail to prevent surgical errors

2019-11-08T10:02:07+00:00August 27th, 2015|

Mothers are affected by birth injuries, too

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Thursday, August 20, 2015. After giving birth, many women in Louisiana suffer from injuries they received during the birthing process. These include both mental and physical injuries and can have a substantial impact on the woman’s life. She can be left to feel a range of physical and emotional anguishes. Some birth injuries are the result of medical malpractice. As such, the professionals who were in charge of her care may be held liable for birth injuries she received. It is important to recognize when you have been subject to negligence so that you can receive proper compensation for your birth

2019-11-08T10:02:46+00:00August 20th, 2015|

3 Categories of Medical Malpractice Damages

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, August 17, 2015. Medical malpractice is a complicated legal area, and claims can be difficult to prove. Once you have worked through the logistics of establishing negligence and tying that negligence to a specific injury, your next concern will likely be which damages you may be able to claim.     This is where a medical malpractice attorney can help. At The Bowling Law Firm, we handle a wide range of medical malpractice claims, including birth and spinal injuries. Mr. Bowling can look through the circumstances of your case and guide you through the claims process. We can also determine

2019-11-08T09:51:48+00:00August 17th, 2015|

Excessive readmissions may be indication of hospital negligence

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Friday, August 14, 2015. Anyone who checks into a hospital is likely already looking forward to the day they check out. Ideally, the reason they entered the hospital in the first place will have been either managed or cured when they leave. But even if it seems so at the moment, many patients are readmitted within a month after discharge. In fact, for those receiving Medicare, the rate is about one of every five patients in about half of the nation’s hospitals. The government has been tracking these figures for five years as part of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program which

2019-11-08T10:02:18+00:00August 14th, 2015|

Mother of disabled child suing facility for medical malpractice

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, August 6, 2015. Few things are more nerve wracking for parents than their children’s medical care. For parents of children who have a disability and need specialized treatment, the stress level only increases. One mother in Louisiana is suing a facility that was supposed to treat her child who has special needs. The pediatric residential facility severely mishandled the treatment of the child on many occasions. At one point, the treatment he received necessitated a trip to the emergency room. The child suffers from Criduchat syndrome. Due to this, he cannot walk, talk or speak. He had been attending the

2019-11-08T10:01:54+00:00August 6th, 2015|

Understanding the Difference between Birth Injuries and Birth Defects

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Childbirth can be a miraculous and special occasion - provided there are no complications. Most often, the birth process is free of issues, and the mother and child survive without any long-term problems. However, birth defects or injuries still happen despite recent medical advances. Although there are plenty of health conditions that can affect newborns, many birth issues result from physician negligence. In these cases, the parents of the child may be able to file a lawsuit against the at-fault person or organization. A New Orleans medical malpractice attorney from The Bowling Law Firm can guide you

2019-11-08T10:02:34+00:00August 4th, 2015|