5 Common Physician Errors in Louisiana – Facts from a New Orleans Medical Malpractice Lawyer

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, March 25, 2016. Medical errors can cause lifelong disabilities that cost a veritable fortune to treat. This is why all physicians, doctors and surgeons must have insurance coverage for medical malpractice claims, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.     If you were the victim of a health-care worker's negligence, contact the Bowling Law Firm. David A. Bowling is a medical malpractice attorney in New Orleans who can assess your situation and explain your legal options. Call 877-757-3539 to schedule a consultation. You can also learn more about medical malpractice in Louisiana by visiting www.USAttorneys.com. Here is a

2019-11-07T16:23:10+00:00March 25th, 2016|

Medical malpractice suit follows negligent post-cancer care

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Louisiana cancer survivors who have been victims of physician negligence will likely be able to empathize with a woman who recently filed a lawsuit in another state. A doctor and a medical facility are named as defendants in the claim that alleges medical malpractice related to breast surgery after cancer. According to court documents, the problems arose after the double mastectomy and surgical preparation for reconstruction of her breasts in August 2013. The plaintiff asserts that she had bruises on her right breast when she went for a follow-up visit six days later. The complaint states that

2019-11-08T09:37:44+00:00March 24th, 2016|

New Orleans Wrongful Death Attorney Debunks 6 Common Medical Malpractice Myths

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injuries on Friday, March 18, 2016. According to MedMalFacts, medical malpractice is responsible for nearly 100,000 deaths every year. Unfortunately, a health-care provider's mistake can have devastating consequences for patients. Some victims never fully recover. If you or a loved one was the victim of medical malpractice in Louisiana, contact the Bowling Law Firm. David A. Bowling is a medical malpractice lawyer in New Orleans who can investigate the incident and gather evidence to support your claim. He has more than 30 years of trial experience. Call 877-757-3539 to schedule a consultation. You can also visit medical-malpractice.usattorneys.com/louisiana to learn more about medical liability

2019-11-07T16:22:36+00:00March 18th, 2016|

3 Symptoms of Brain Damage in Children – Insights from a New Orleans Birth Injury Lawyer

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Monday, March 14, 2016. Brain damage is devastating at any age, but it is particularly traumatic when infants face permanent cognitive disabilities. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, traumatic brain injuries are the leading causes of death and lifelong disabilities in infants and young childre n. TBIs can result from blunt force trauma to the head, lack of oxygen to the brain, compression in the birth canal and other factors. Although brain injuries can stem from natural complications, some are the direct results of medical malpractice. If you suspect that your child suffered brain damage due to a health-care

2019-11-07T16:23:30+00:00March 14th, 2016|

Doctor’s surgical errors are the basis for $1.52 million award

Doctor's surgical errors are the basis for $1.52 million award On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Monday, March 14, 2016. When a surgeon commits a careless mistake during surgery and causes an unexpected injury to the patient, the surgeon has a duty to take reasonable measures to repair and stabilize the injury. It is standard procedure to check the major systems affected by the procedure to make sure that there are no injuries. If the physician fails to do what is reasonably possible to correct the injury, and if the patient suffers serious damage from that failure, then the surgeon is liable under Louisiana law for the

2019-11-07T16:24:43+00:00March 14th, 2016|

Parties announce settlement in medical malpractice claim

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, March 10, 2016. The damages that can be recovered in a wrongful death case where the plaintiff is the estate of a young woman just out of medical school can be astronomical. The plaintiff would present an actuary and other experts to establish the various elements of a damages calculation of lost wages and earning capacity over a 40-year period. The figures would be mathematically calculated over the expected life and work span of the young person, with wage and cost of living increases. The same process of calculating wrongful death damages would be used in Louisiana in a medical

2019-11-08T09:36:43+00:00March 10th, 2016|

New Orleans Pharmacy Error Lawyer Offers 9 Tips to Prevent Deadly Drug Interactions

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in wrongful death on Monday, March 7, 2016. Despite advances in the health-care industry, prescription errors still affect thousands of lives every year. These mistakes can have fatal consequences. Patients who are lucky enough to survive often face lifelong medical complications.   Before prescribing a medication, doctors and nurses must evaluate the drugs and supplements that a patient is currently taking to prevent adverse interactions. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, pharmaceutical interactions are not the only concern; alcohol and certain foods can react with medications and be fatal. If you lost a loved one due to a medication mistake, contact the Bowling

2019-11-08T09:38:34+00:00March 7th, 2016|

Decedent’s estate claims doctor liable for failure to diagnose

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. One of the biggest sources of medical negligence claims in Louisiana and other jurisdictions is the failure of a treating physician to make a careful enough examination of the patient's symptoms and to take the indicated diagnostic and treatment actions. This may be referred to as a failure to diagnose theory, and it stands behind many claims of medical negligence that are filed. If the physician fails to follow a minimally competent protocol for diagnostic testing of indicated conditions, the outcome could be a finding of medical malpractice. These basic issues arise in a case that is

2019-11-08T09:37:33+00:00March 2nd, 2016|