Who should I sue in connection with my medical malpractice claim?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Sunday, September 27, 2015. Consider a scenario in which you were involved in a traffic accident that causes you injury which requires hospitalization. While you're in the hospital, you suffer further harm as a result of an incident of medical malpractice. Under Louisiana law, who should you sue to recover money damages for the harm that you have suffered? It used to be that you could sue the driver of the other car for all of your damages, including those that you suffered while in the hospital because of the act of medical malpractice. Today, however, because of the way that

2019-11-07T16:30:33+00:00September 27th, 2015|

New Orleans Medical Malpractice Lawyer Discusses 3 Reasons Why Spinal Cord Injuries Are Expensive to Treat

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Friday, September 25, 2015. As if the physical pain wasn't enough, many medical malpractice injuries are expensive to treat. They can also be immediately debilitating, preventing victims from returning to work or completing day-to-day activities.     A spinal cord injury is perhaps the most devastating of all medical malpractice injuries. The health-care expenses and rehabilitation bills from even a minor spinal injury can lead to insurmountable debt. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, recurring costs for patients with spinal cord injuries are often significant - to the extent that they are a burden on health-care systems across

2019-11-08T10:03:23+00:00September 25th, 2015|

What is Erb’s palsy?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Friday, September 18, 2015. Birth injuries due to negligence and medical malpractice can have lasting consequences on the victims and their families. Some injuries, such as lacerations and bruising, are more minor and could often heal with time. Others can be chronic and disable the infant for the duration of their life. Erb’s palsy is an affliction that is caused by an injury received during birth. The effects of Erb’s palsy vary between mild and serious, depending on the extent of the injury. Erb’s palsy occurs when damage is done to the nerves in the baby’s upper arm, near the Erb’s

2019-11-08T10:01:28+00:00September 18th, 2015|

Spinal Cord Injury Prognosis and Treatments

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Thursday, September 17, 2015. Spinal cord injuries can be devastating - particularly when they result from a botched medical procedure. Most spinal cord injuries are sudden and unpredictable, and they can have an immediate and lasting impact on the victim's life.     The treatment and rehabilitation can last a lifetime and be exorbitantly expensive. Most victims will also experience ongoing pain and suffering. If you suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of a doctor or health-care worker's error, then you may be able to recover compensation via a medical malpractice claim. The Bowling Law Firm can evaluate

2019-11-08T10:01:17+00:00September 17th, 2015|

Medical malpractice during birth can lead to a brain injury

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Friday, September 11, 2015. Many children in Louisiana who are otherwise born perfectly healthy suffer brain injuries during birth that affect them for the rest of their lives. These injuries are not natural occurrences or unavoidable instances; they are received due to the medical malpractice of doctors and nurses. Brain injuries are serious, sometimes life threatening damages that often cause long term disabilities. An infant can receive a brain injury during the birthing process due to a number of different medical mistakes in the delivery room. These mistakes include examples such as: improper use of medical tools, poor prenatal care, negligent

2019-11-08T10:02:55+00:00September 11th, 2015|

4 Examples of Surgical Errors That May Constitute Malpractice

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Mistakes during surgery are more common than you might realize. In fact, according to WebMD, more than 4,000 preventable mistakes occur in surgery each year across the United States. These errors result in a payout of more than $1.3 billion for malpractice annually.     There are countless reasons why a doctor might make a mistake during surgery. If you suffered from a surgical error and you can prove your doctor was negligent, you may be eligible for compensation. If you find yourself in this position, contact The Bowling Law Firm. We can help you with all

2019-11-08T10:03:10+00:00September 9th, 2015|

Psychiatrists can be liable for malpractice, too

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, September 7, 2015. When Louisiana residents hear the phrase “medical malpractice,” they likely think of a surgical error, or perhaps a doctor prescribing the wrong medicine. In most cases, they would be right. These are some of the most common forms of medical malpractice. But non-traditional doctors can also be held liable for their patients’ health. A psychiatrist is a doctor who specializes in mental and emotional health. Besides providing therapy, psychiatrists can also prescribe medicine for different mental disorders or imbalances. Because they have a medical degree, these doctors can be sued for medical malpractice for many of the

2019-11-07T16:30:47+00:00September 7th, 2015|