Hospital hit with $20 million medical malpractice judgment

Hospital hit with $20 million medical malpractice judgment On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The concept of res ipsa loquitur may sometimes be used in a medical malpractice case to prove the negligence of the defendant medical provider. This may be done in Louisiana and other states where the plaintiff has shown that the injury is caused by an agency or instrumentality in the exclusive control of the defendant. It must be shown to be an injury that would not occur in the absence of negligence. In addition, it must be shown that the plaintiff herself did not cause the injury through some

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Incomplete vs. Complete Spine Injuries – What’s the Difference? New Orleans Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Explains

Incomplete vs. Complete Spine Injuries - What's the Difference? New Orleans Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Explains On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Car wrecks cause an astonishing number of spine injuries. According to Mayo Clinic, they are responsible for approximately 35 percent of all cases.     All spine injuries are serious, but they range in severity. Some victims make full recoveries thanks to surgery and rehabilitation; however, others must endure lifelong paralysis. This can affect their relationships, careers, and quality of life. If you sustained a spinal injury in a crash with a negligent driver, contact the Bowling Law Firm. David

2019-11-07T16:20:46+00:00May 24th, 2016|

3 Surgery Options for Brachial Plexus Injuries – New Orleans Medical Malpractice Lawyer Insights

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, May 23, 2016. The brachial plexus is a cluster of nerves that control movement in the arms, hands and shoulders. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, damage to the brachial plexus can cause partial or total paralysis of the upper limbs. Although brachial plexus injuries can happen at any age, they are particularly common during birth - when doctors or nurses misuse forceps or vacuum extractors during forceful deliveries. According to Mayo Clinic, there are several treatments for brachial plexus injuries. Some cases resolve without medical intervention. Depending on the severity of the damage, the doctor may recommend physical therapy and

2019-11-07T16:22:03+00:00May 23rd, 2016|

What Are the Symptoms of a Brachial Plexus Birth Injury? New Orleans Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains

What Are the Symptoms of a Brachial Plexus Birth Injury? New Orleans Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Most people have no idea what the brachial plexus is until they or someone they love sustains an injury. The brachial plexus is a crucial cluster of nerves that send signals from the spine to the hands, arms and shoulders. Damage can cause partial or complete paralysis of the upper limbs.     Newborns are prone to brachial plexus injuries during forceful deliveries. Sometimes these injuries happen because doctors and nurses misuse forceps or vacuum extractors. If your infant sustained a

2019-11-08T09:35:32+00:00May 17th, 2016|

Patient claims damages for fall caused by hospital negligence

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Does a hospital have a duty to use due care in preventing falls to Parkinson's patients? The answer is most likely yes, with respect to hospitals both here in Louisiana and nationwide. This is true at least under most typical circumstances where the patient's symptoms indicate a danger of falling. If the hospital does not provide special procedures to prevent a fall due to the patient's Parkinson's or other neurological deficit, this may constitute hospital negligence. That is the answer asserted by an estate administrator representing the interests of a deceased relative who died in the defendant

2019-11-08T09:46:59+00:00May 15th, 2016|

Discharge of patient may cause medical malpractice errors

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, May 13, 2016. When patients in Louisiana are discharged from the hospital and sent home, it can be a danger spot in the treatment process. That sometimes happens because many institutions throughout the country do not have organized discharge protocols that double check whether the right medication and correct instructions are being provided. When a patient is sent home with the wrong medicine or wrong instructions for care, the danger to the patient may be critical and the outcome fatal, thus generating a medical malpractice claim. This happened in October 2013 when a female heart patient was sent home with

2019-11-07T16:22:21+00:00May 13th, 2016|

Is Medical Malpractice the Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.? New Orleans Brain Injury Lawyer Investigates

Is Medical Malpractice the Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.? New Orleans Brain Injury Lawyer Investigates On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injuries on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Medical malpractice may be the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to a recent study from Johns Hopkins University. The researchers concluded at least 250,000 people die due to medical errors every year in this country - more than lower respiratory disease, accidental injuries and stroke.     According to CNN, the actual number of fatalities from medical errors may be much higher. Causes of death are often misreported or not attributed to medical negligence.

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What Are the Symptoms of Pulmonary Hypertension in Newborns? New Orleans Birth Injury Lawyer Explains

What Are the Symptoms of Pulmonary Hypertension in Newborns? New Orleans Birth Injury Lawyer Explains On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Monday, May 9, 2016. Birth injuries are always tragic. Several factors can contribute to these injuries including the mother's medications, strain during a difficult labor, and oxygen deprivation. Often, these injuries are preventable, and medical negligence is to bl ame. Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn is a rare condition that affects approximately 1 in 500 to 700 births.According to Rockford Health, PPHN happens when a newborn's blood circulation is similar to that of a fetus, wherein the blood flow bypasses the lungs. Each case is

2019-11-08T09:46:49+00:00May 9th, 2016|

New Study: medical malpractice causes 251,000 deaths per year

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, May 5, 2016. When people buy into the national campaigns by medical and insurance interests to demonize the nature of medical malpractice claims, they probably are not aware of some shocking facts. These facts - documented by several different statistical sources – say that medical negligence causes almost 10 percent of all deaths in the country, including our share here in Louisiana, each year. A new study published by doctors at one of the most prestigious medical schools in the country just recently estimated that 251,000 lives are lost to medical malpractice each year. When the conclusions come from a

2019-11-07T16:19:56+00:00May 5th, 2016|

What Are the Symptoms of Infant Brain Damage? New Orleans Birth Injury Lawyer Investigates

What Are the Symptoms of Infant Brain Damage? New Orleans Birth Injury Lawyer Investigates On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. No tragedy compares to the death of a child, and as the U.S. National Library of Medicineexplains, the number-one cause of long-term disabilities and deaths for infants is traumatic brain injuries. Although a birth defect can contribute to brain damage, many of these cases involve medical malpractice.     Infant brain damage can be difficult to detect. Common symptoms include: Cognitive problems; Physical symptoms; And perceptual issues. If you or your child was injured during the delivery, contact The Bowling Law Firm. As

2019-11-08T09:36:15+00:00May 3rd, 2016|