Failure to diagnose is the basis for a $5 million settlement

Failure to diagnose is the basis for a $5 million settlement On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, January 25, 2016. Patient injuries from medical negligence in Louisiana and elsewhere are often caused by a failure to diagnose the correct condition. When a failure to diagnose occurs, any injuries caused by that failure are compensable damages to the patient. In a recent case in another state, medical providers agreed to pay a former patient  $5 million in return for a cessation of litigation against them. The case was set for trial for Jan. 2016 but was settled at the end of December. The plaintiff had filed a

2019-11-08T09:39:34+00:00January 25th, 2016|

What Damages Are Available after a Wrongful Death? New Orleans Injury Attorney Explains

What Damages Are Available after a Wrongful Death? New Orleans Injury Attorney Explains On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in wrongful death on Thursday, January 21, 2016. Losing a loved one suddenly and unexpectedly has repercussions for the deceased's entire family. If the victim was working, then the family will lose his or her income. If the deceased needed medical treatment, the family may have to pay for it. Wrongful death is financially burdensome, but the Cornell University Law School reminds families that they have a right to compensation. This is where a wrongful death attorney may be able to assist. If someone you loved died because of another person or

2019-11-08T09:59:20+00:00January 21st, 2016|

Medical malpractice may involve prescribing addictive medicines

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Some medical negligence claims are based on improper or excessive medications being prescribed by a treating physician. Sometimes, a doctor's actions go beyond mere negligence and are alleged to be criminal. Drug enforcement authorities regularly investigate physicians in Louisiana and elsewhere for overprescribing addictive medications without medical justification. In those cases, a patient or his or her surviving family members may have a medical malpractice claim against the doctor. Legitimate malpractice claims do not usually exist where there are credible accusations of peddling pills for profit. In those cases, the patient is often accused of being complicit

2019-11-08T09:39:15+00:00January 19th, 2016|

Can Patients Prevent Medical Malpractice? New Orleans Injury Attorney Offers 5 Tips

Can Patients Prevent Medical Malpractice? New Orleans Injury Attorney Offers 5 Tips On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, January 14, 2016. The inner workings of hospitals are complex, and a small oversight or miscommunication can lead to devastating errors. According to Forbes, victims of medical negligence recovered more than $3 billion in 2012 alone. If you suffered an injury or illness due to the negligence of a health-care worker, then one of your first calls should be to a medical malpractice attorney. Just because your treatment was unsuccessful does not necessarily mean that you were the victim of medical malpractice. This is a complex area of

2019-11-08T09:38:48+00:00January 14th, 2016|

Jury says failing to do diagnostic tests is medical malpractice

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. The rules of negligence control medical negligence lawsuits in Louisiana and all other states. In general, when a person is having chest pain that may be symptomatic of an impending heart attack, physicians who fail to order appropriate diagnostic tests may be liable for damages when the patient dies shortly thereafter due to a heart attack. That is basically what happened in a medical malpractice case in another state, according to the verdict of $950,000 that the jury recently awarded to the decedent's family. In 2008, the 73-year-old man had made two visits to the defendant emergency

2019-11-08T09:39:00+00:00January 12th, 2016|

What Are the Most Common Infant Delivery Mistakes? New Orleans Birth Injury Attorney Investigates

What Are the Most Common Infant Delivery Mistakes? New Orleans Birth Injury Attorney Investigates On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Thursday, January 7, 2016. Few experiences are more traumatic than dealing with childbirth injuries. Unfortunately, many birth injuries result from the negligence of health-care providers. In these cases, parents can pursue compensation from the liable party. This is where a birth injury attorney may be able to help.   For every 1,000 newborns, approximately eight suffer a birth injury, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. These often lead to lifelong disabilities and expensive medical bills. If you or your child suffered an injury

2019-11-08T10:00:04+00:00January 7th, 2016|

Injured in a Car Accident? New Orleans Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Discusses Back and Neck Rehabilitation

Injured in a Car Accident? New Orleans Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Discusses Back and Neck Rehabilitation On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injuries on Thursday, January 7, 2016. Even a minor fender-bender can cause a devastating injury. The head, neck and back are especially vulnerable in collisions, and survivors often face expensive medical bills. Some cannot return to work, which leads to insurmountable debt. Fortunately, a spinal cord injury lawyer may be able to help you recover some of these financial losses.     If you were injured due to a surgical error or another driver's negligence in Louisiana, then contact a New Orleans brain injury attorney from the

2019-11-08T09:39:26+00:00January 7th, 2016|

Medical malpractice claim is tied to gall bladder surgery

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Just because a particular surgical error may be periodically committed by different surgeons in Louisiana and nationwide, that does not mean that there is no negligence or no liability. If the surgeon's actions or omissions fall below the minimally recognized standard of care in the surgical community with respect to that specialty, it may be a case of medical malpractice. Gall bladder surgery is an area where repeated mistakes of a similar nature may occur. A man has sued a surgeon and hospital over an allegedly botched gall bladder operation. The surgery was conducted to remove the

2019-11-08T09:59:48+00:00January 5th, 2016|