Was I a Victim of Medical Malpractice? New Orleans Injury Lawyer Explains

Was I a Victim of Medical Malpractice? New Orleans Injury Lawyer Explains On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, November 30, 2015. If a health-care worker's negligence causes an injury, worsens an existing condition or contributes to the death of your loved one, then you may have grounds for a claim. Winning these cases, however, is a legally complex procedure, but a medical malpractice lawyer can represent your inter ests. Hospitals are liable for the actions of their employees, but unlike nurses, medical technicians and paramedics, doctors are typically independent contractors. In fact, according to the National Library of Medicine, hospitals rarely employ doctors. If you were

2019-11-07T16:28:05+00:00November 30th, 2015|

Courts continue to find new malpractice law interpretations

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, November 30, 2015. Now more than ever, Louisiana medical malpractice cases that involve defendants who are not residents of this state have become commonplace. If, for example, you are harmed by an act of medical malpractice, the local physician is only one of the potential responsible parties you need to consider. That medical professional may have relied upon or acted in coordination with additional out-of-state parties, such as equipment providers or other vendors or even out-of-state specialists, all of who may have contributed to your avoidable injury. What this means is that if non-Louisiana parties become part of your medical

2019-11-07T16:33:13+00:00November 30th, 2015|

New Orleans Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Explains 5 Common Surgical Errors

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, November 20, 2015. Surgical mistakes are more common than most people want to believe. More mistakes occur during minor, frequently performed procedures than complicated surgeries. Medical negligence can have lifelong consequences, and many patients turn to a medical malpractice attorney to avoid insurmountable d ebt. There are approximately 4,000 new reports of surgical mistakes every year, as WebMD explains. They cost insurers more than $1.3 billion in medical malpractice settlements and judgments. If a surgeon's negligence causes an injury or worsens an existing condition, then you may have valid grounds for a malpractice lawsuit. A New Orleans spinal cord injury

2019-11-07T16:27:33+00:00November 20th, 2015|

“Defensive medicine” finds support in recent study

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, November 20, 2015. One way that medical professionals may attempt to protect themselves from the prospect of becoming defendants in medical malpractice lawsuits is to adopt a very conservative approach to diagnosing injuries and illnesses. These doctors, surgeons, and others will order additional tests to rule out certain possible causes of illness or injury, tests that increase the cost to patients and insurers alike. This practice, known colloquially as "defensive medicine," has been the subject of intense debate as to whether it is really effective in reducing the frequency of medical malpractice lawsuits in Louisiana and elsewhere. A new study,

2019-11-07T16:27:15+00:00November 20th, 2015|

What happens if my expert witness does a bad job?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Sunday, November 15, 2015. Medical malpractice claims frequently raise complex questions of fact as well as questions about the standard of duty that the defendant medical professional may have failed to live up to in causing harm to the patient. Explaining these complicated issues to the jury in the best possible light to the plaintiff's side is something that plaintiffs and their attorneys will often enlist the aid of one or more expert witnesses to perform. What should happen, though, if for some reason the expert witness does not undertake the degree of preparation needed to testify effectively as an expert?

2019-11-07T16:28:23+00:00November 15th, 2015|

Medical Malpractice Lawyer Discusses the Importance of Grieving and Taking Control after a Spinal Injury

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Thursday, November 12, 2015. All spinal cord injuries are devastating. Even a minor fracture may have a lasting impact on your life, resulting in physical disabilities and ongoing medical expenses. Many of these victims turn to a spinal cord injury lawyer to help them avoid insurmountable debt.     When most people imagine spinal cord injuries, car crashes or serious falls come to mind. However, one of the most common causes is medical malpractice. If you suffer a spinal cord injury - no matter the cause - there are several steps you can take to ease the recovery process. Two

2019-11-08T10:00:53+00:00November 12th, 2015|

Is it always necessary to go to a medical review panel?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Sunday, November 8, 2015. A surface reading of the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act indicates that before a medical malpractice plaintiff can take the matter to court he or she should submit the matter to a medical review panel for consideration. Cases have taken place, however, in which the plaintiff did not rigidly follow this process, leading to the question of whether the failure to strictly adhere to the medical review panel requirement is fatal to a medical malpractice cause of action. According to a decision by the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, such a failure will not necessarily preclude

2019-11-07T16:26:57+00:00November 8th, 2015|

Pharmacy Error Lawyer Discusses 3 Ways Doctors and Pharmacists May Be Liable for Malpractice When Administering Medication

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Thursday, November 5, 2015. When most people imagine medical malpractice, surgical errors come to mind. The truth, however, is that there are several ways malpractice can occur. If you were the victim of a health-care provider's negligence, then a medical malpractice attorney can determine if you may have valid grounds for a lawsuit.     Many of these cases stem from errors related to prescription drugs. Doctors often prescribe the wrong medication or administer it correctly. Pharmacists sometimes provide the wrong drugs or the incorrect dosage. If you were the victim of medical malpractice, then a New Orleans pharmacy error lawyer

2019-11-07T16:27:46+00:00November 5th, 2015|