Video: What to expect from an initial consultation | The Bowling Law Firm

| The Bowling Law Firm On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Injuries on Monday, June 27, 2016. Facts are the cornerstone of a personal injury or medical malpractice claim. For that reason, our initial consultation with clients will involve lots of detailed questions, such as names, dates, and observations. The purpose of this first meeting is not to test a client's memory, but to evaluate the claim for potential liability, also known as fault. If we believe that a client's injury was the result of another individual's negligence, we will get to work developing a strategy. The path of a negligence lawsuit can be long, which is why an experienced

2019-11-08T09:46:01+00:00June 27th, 2016|

Judge’s antics leads to new trial in medical malpractice case

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Every ship needs a captain, and in litigation, every case needs a judge to keep the process moving smoothly and fairly. When that does not happen, there may be severe doubt about the propriety of the proceedings. In some circumstances, a new trial may be required as the best way to right the wrong that occurred. In one very unusual medical malpractice trial, a Louisiana judge was cited for such bizarre behavior that the state's Supreme Court had to order a new trial for the plaintiff. The judge reportedly wandered around the courtroom during the trial. He is

2019-11-08T09:45:46+00:00June 23rd, 2016|

Do You Take Prescription Meds? 3 Safety Tips from a New Orleans Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Do You Take Prescription Meds? 3 Safety Tips 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 Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Medical malpractice is more common than many people realize. In fact, according to the Washington Post, medical negligence may be the third leading cause of death in the United States. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, medication errors kill at least 365 people per year and injure approximately 1.3 million patients. Those who are lucky enough to survive often face cognitive or physical complications that last a lifetime. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to prevent medication mistakes:

2019-11-08T09:45:36+00:00June 22nd, 2016|

$2.5 million award to mother in medical malpractice trial

$2.5 million award to mother in medical malpractice trial On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. In Louisiana and all other states, a great majority of medical malpractice cases are settled prior to trial. The plaintiff loses more often than not in cases that go to trial. That may be because defense attorneys tend to not want to settle medical malpractice cases that they believe are weak. It is not usually an easy task to prove medical malpractice to a jury, especially when the case may in fact be riddled with one or more potential weaknesses. The foregoing theory only holds up to a

2019-11-08T09:47:26+00:00June 21st, 2016|

Which Types of Damages Might Be Available in a Medical Malpractice Claim? New Orleans Wrongful Death Attorney Explains

Which Types of Damages Might Be Available in a Medical Malpractice Claim? New Orleans Wrongful Death Attorney Explains On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, June 13, 2016. If you were injured by the negligence of a nurse, doctor, pharmacist, or another health-care worker, then you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim. A medical malpractice lawyer can help you pursue compensation for health-care bills, time off work, and noneconomic damages. Louisiana is unique in that it has a $500,000 cap on damages in medical malpractice cases, as the Louisiana Statutes explain. In most cases, the only exception to this cap is ongoing medical expenses. Making

2019-11-08T11:14:25+00:00June 13th, 2016|

What Are the 5 Most Common Forms of Medical Malpractice in Louisiana?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. The negligence of a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist can have devastating consequences for patients. Victims may suffer permanent health complications, lose healthy limbs, and sustain cognitive or physical disabilities.     Medical malpractice in Louisiana takes many forms. Common examples include: 1. Late or misdiagnosis; 2. Surgical mistakes; 3. Birth injuries; 4. Medication mistakes; 5. And anesthesia errors. If you were the victim of medical negligence in Louisiana, contact the Bowling Law Firm. David A. Bowling is a New Orleans medical malpractice lawyer who can help you pursue the maximum compensation for health-care expenses, lost income, and

2019-11-08T09:46:22+00:00June 7th, 2016|

Medical malpractice lawyer must screen cases for legal validity

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. One of the first tenets of medical malpractice in all jurisdictions, including in Louisiana, is that not all adverse results of a patient's treatment can be considered medically deficient or sufficient to establish liability. There are several important and complex elements that must be established prior to concluding that medical malpractice occurred. Medical malpractice can only be established upon proof that the provider gave the patient less than the minimum required standard of care under the circumstances, i.e., that there was negligence. In addition, proof must be submitted that the provider's negligence was a substantial factor in

2019-11-08T09:46:35+00:00June 7th, 2016|

Medical malpractice claim needs strong vetting prior to filing

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, June 3, 2016. Pursuing a medical malpractice claim in Louisiana or any other jurisdiction is a difficult and complex process to be followed with great care. Current information reveals that medical malpractice is involved in far more cases than ever before believed. Each case, however, requires a very detailed and complex evaluative procedure in order to find the best litigation strategy under the circumstances. Due to the fact-specific nature of each case, the complex web of laws, and the need for expert medical testimony, the malpractice attorney manages the case evaluation. The layman will not usually be able to learn

2019-11-08T09:36:02+00:00June 3rd, 2016|

4 Important Facts about Medical Malpractice in Louisiana – Insights from a New Orleans Wrongful Death Attorney

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, June 2, 2016. When patients enter hospitals and other medical facilities, they expect competent care. Unfortunately, nurses, doctors and other health-care professionals sometimes behave negligently, and patients suffer the consequen ces. As USAttorneys.com explains, common examples of medical malpractice include: Operating on the wrong patient; Operating on the wrong side of a patient; Misuse of forceps or vacuum extractors during delivery; Giving a medication to the wrong patient; And anesthesia errors. If you were the victim of a doctor's negligence in Louisiana, contact the Bowling Law Firm. David A. Bowling is a medical malpractice lawyer in New Orleans who can

2019-11-08T09:47:11+00:00June 2nd, 2016|