What Damages Can I Recover after a Spinal Cord Injury? New Orleans Accident Lawyer Explains

What Damages Can I Recover after a Spinal Cord Injury? New Orleans Accident Lawyer Explains On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injuries on Tuesday, December 29, 2015. Back injuries are notoriously debilitating. In addition to the physical limitations and mental hardship, many victims face exorbitant medical bills. However, if you suffered a spinal cord injury due to another person's negligence, then an accident lawyer may be able to help you recover compensation to pay for lost income, medical expenses and other damages. If the incident happened in Louisiana, then a New Orleans brain injury attorney from the Bowling Law Firm can evaluate your case to determine if filing a

2019-11-08T10:00:40+00:00December 29th, 2015|

Medical malpractice needs both negligence and resulting damages

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, December 28, 2015. The implantation of medical devices even by experienced physicians can sometimes result in disastrous results if all proper protocol are not followed. Furthermore, the failure to diagnose a related heart condition may be evidence of medical malpractice, both in Louisiana and throughout the country. It is always necessary, in any event, for the alleged negligence to be the legal cause of the patient's ensuing complaints. In one recent case in another jurisdiction, a former patient has sued the cardiac surgeon who implanted a pacemaker while allegedly failing to find a large pericardial effusion. The doctor has filed

2019-11-07T16:29:45+00:00December 28th, 2015|

Medical malpractice can involve liability to third parties

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Is it medical malpractice for doctors at a hospital to fail to warn a patient that pain killers administered to her might impair her ability to drive? The highest court in one state has ruled that it is medical malpractice, and that a lawsuit filed by an accident victim must be allowed to go forward against the hospital and the doctors. Based on prior medical negligence holdings in Louisiana, it is reasonable to conclude that the same rule may be applicable here. Doctors at a large community hospital gave opioid narcotic painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs to a

2019-11-07T16:29:01+00:00December 23rd, 2015|

You Won’t Believe the Top 5 Pharmacy Errors in New Orleans – Overview from a Medical Malpractice Attorney

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, December 21, 2015. Although modern medicines can save lives, a prescription mistake can lead to medical complications or worse. According to the National Patient Safety Foundation, 1.5 million Americans take medicines incorrectly each year, which causes serious side effects for at least 1.3 million of them. This is where a medical malpractice attorney may be able to assist. Every year, thousands of patients die because of medication errors. Survivors often face overwhelming medical bills, and some cannot return to work. If you received the wrong prescription or incorrect dosage, then contact a medical malpractice attorney from the Bowling Law Firm.

2019-11-08T09:59:07+00:00December 21st, 2015|

Medical malpractice case heads to Louisiana Supreme Court

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, December 18, 2015. Last week we addressed the possibility that not every claim of medical malpractice brought in Louisiana will result in an immediate favorable outcome for the plaintiff, and that sometimes appeals to the state's appellate courts may be necessary to persevere. A case that is now on its way to the Louisiana Supreme Court offers a timely example of how this concept can apply in actuality. A Louisiana man underwent gall bladder surgery in 2010, during which he alleged in a subsequent legal complaint the surgeon performing the operation mistakenly severed the patient's bile duct while mistaking it

2019-11-07T16:29:26+00:00December 18th, 2015|

What happens if I lose my medical malpractice lawsuit?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, December 14, 2015. Not every medical malpractice lawsuit will lead to an immediate favorable outcome for the plaintiff. Given the complexity of both the underlying medical practices that allegedly led to the plaintiff's harm and the Louisiana law that governs medical malpractice actions, it is possible that the trial court can make a mistake in favor of the defendant physician. Such an initial decision, though, is not necessarily fatal to the plaintiff's chances for recovery. Consider a situation in which the plaintiff suffers a knee injury which subsequently becomes infected. His doctor attempts to treat the infection, but it grows

2019-11-08T09:59:35+00:00December 14th, 2015|

You Won’t Believe the 6 Most Common Birth Injuries in Louisiana – Facts from a Medical Malpractice Attorney

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Friday, December 11, 2015. Although negligence is not responsible for all birth injuries, diligent medical care can prevent the majority of them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains just how prevalent birth injuries are in America. They lead to lifelong consequences, including disfigurement and the need for ongoing care.     If your child was the victim of a preventable birth injury, then you may have valid grounds for a claim against the liable party. If the incident happened in Louisiana, then contact the Bowling Law Firm at (504) 586-5200. A New Orleans birth injury lawyer can evaluate your

2019-11-08T10:00:20+00:00December 11th, 2015|

5 Fatal Anesthesia Mistakes – Insights from a Medical Malpractice Attorney

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Thursday, December 3, 2015. Physician errors are more common than most people assume, but some examples of negligence are far worse than others. Anesthesia mistakes, in particular, can lead to long-term complications or death. Victims often face exorbitant expenses for health-care bills and ongoing treatment, but a medical malpractice attorney may be able to recover some of these financial losses.     According to the United States National Library of Medicine, 281 people die each year due to anesthesia mistakes in this country, on average. Many of these victims are elderly patients. If you were the victim of medical malpractice in

2019-11-07T16:28:40+00:00December 3rd, 2015|

Understanding the different types of brain injuries

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injuries on Thursday, December 3, 2015. Under Louisiana law, medical malpractice occurs when a patient is injured due to a negligent act or omission of a doctor or other health care provider. The provider can be held liable, meaning that the provider will have to compensate the patient for his or her injuries. If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury, you may be wondering whether you can sue for medical malpractice. To help you understand your options, this post will explore the various types of brain injuries. There are two main categories of brain injuries: traumatic and acquired. An external

2019-11-08T09:39:45+00:00December 3rd, 2015|