Dead prisoner’s estate sues doctors for medical malpractice

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, April 28, 2016. Prisoners in Louisiana and other states have a constitutional right to receive medical services that are free from negligence and gross negligence. Under the context of their situation, prisoners also have a right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment pursuant to Eighth Amendment jurisprudence. In addition to claims for medical malpractice, a prisoner's claim for damages will usually include constitutional counts for deprivation of basic rights. An example is reflected by a lawsuit recently filed against a medical health services company and several doctors. They were responsible for providing health care services for prisoners at

2019-11-07T16:22:54+00:00April 28th, 2016|

You Won’t Believe the Number of People Who Suffer Traumatic Brain Injuries [DATA] – New Orleans Brain Injury Attorney Investigates

You Won't Believe the Number of People Who Suffer Traumatic Brain Injuries [DATA] - New Orleans Brain Injury Attorney Investigates On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injuries on Friday, April 22, 2016. A traumatic brain injury can have devastating consequences for victims and their families. TBIs range in severity from minor concussions to life-threatening diffuse axonals. Treating a TBI can cost a veritable fortune. Compounding the financial burden, some victims cannot return to work. According to BrainLine.org, nearly 1.7 million Americans sustain TBIs every year. Of these, at least 50,000 die due to their injuries and related complications. The main causes of TBIs include falls, auto accidents and violent

2019-11-07T16:19:38+00:00April 22nd, 2016|

Failure to diagnose irregularities on X-rays may be compensable

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Medical negligence claims against radiologists are not uncommon in Louisiana and elsewhere. Radiologists are often liable for providing the patient with the wrong diagnosis or interpretation of the test records. When the failure to diagnose correctly results in injury to the patient, this can be the basis for a determination of medical malpractice against the radiologist. There are sometimes abnormalities on test films that radiologists fail to recognize or perceive. In such cases, if the patient is harmed by the failure, the radiologist can be held liable to compensate the patient for his or her losses. Thus,

2019-11-08T09:37:19+00:00April 21st, 2016|

Medical malpractice asserted against doctor for sex assaults

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. It is fairly well-settled in Louisiana that a doctor who sexually assaults his patients under the guise of treatment will be liable for patient injuries that are inflicted. This almost always comes up in the context of a male doctor treating female patients. When the doctor makes sexual contact during a medical session with the patient, virtually all courts have declared this to be medical malpractice. In one case now gaining attention in another state, criminal charges are pending against an ear, nose and throat specialist who is accused of sexually assaulting at least five of his

2019-11-07T16:20:11+00:00April 12th, 2016|

8 Tips to Improve Diagnosis Accuracy

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Despite advancements in health-care technology, medical malpractice is a leading cause of death in the United States. According to ProPublica.org, the Office of the Inspector General revealed that negligent medical treatment contributed to at least 180,000 deaths in 2010, and new evidence suggests that the fatality rate is higher. According to USAttorneys.com, medical malpractice can take several forms. One of the most common and deadly examples is misdiagnosis. If you or a loved one was the victim of misdiagnosis or late diagnosis in Louisiana, contact the Bowling Law Firm. David A. Bowling is a wrongful death attorney

2019-11-08T09:36:29+00:00April 12th, 2016|

Hospital negligence: 2,300 patients exposed to HIV over 3 years

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Louisiana patients of clinics and hospitals may be concerned about their exposure to blood-borne pathogens after over 2,300 people in another state were informed that their health may have been compromised by contaminated needles used during testing at a clinic. A woman recently filed a class action lawsuit against the facility, alleging hospital negligence. This followed that state's Department of Health and Human Resources sending out letters to warn former patients of possible contamination. According to the lawsuit, more than 2,300 patients who had blood drawn for testing between the beginning of March 2012 and the end

2019-11-07T16:20:29+00:00April 7th, 2016|

New Orleans Medical Malpractice Attorney Discusses 4 Common Reasons for Surgical Errors

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, April 4, 2016. The days before an invasive surgery are stressful - even for the most confident patients. Although most operations do not lead to complications, surgical errors are far more common than many people realize. According to research from Johns Hopkins University, these mistakes happen at least 4,000 times each year in the United States. A surgical error can worsen a health condition or cause an entirely new issue. Sometimes they are fatal. There is a myriad of reasons why these mistakes happen. Common examples include: Poor surgical planning; A lack of communication among hospital staff; Fatigue; And drug

2019-11-08T09:37:04+00:00April 4th, 2016|

Medical malpractice claims are made only in severe cases

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, April 1, 2016. Any medical provider who participates in the health care of a patient can be liable for damages caused by negligence. This includes nurses, lab workers and other agents who work for doctors and hospitals. The urban legend that depicts people on welfare rushing to the courtroom corridors to sue their doctors for medical malpractice simply doesn't hold up in Louisiana or elsewhere. Studies show, in fact, that the poor are less likely to file for damages than those who are comfortably situated. There are other popular myths about medical malpractice claims that have been thoroughly discredited. It

2019-11-07T16:21:21+00:00April 1st, 2016|