On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. A Louisiana seaman is claiming that the shipping company he works for is liable for his injuries, reports the Louisiana Record. Frank Williams was allegedly in his bunkroom below deck when another vessel struck his ship and threw him off balance. Williams suffered injuries to his head, neck and back, he says, and has since made claims for compensation for lost wages, physical and mental pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and medical expenses. Falls are a leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States, according to the National Spinal Cord
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. A recent study by a large medical insurer reports that 58 percent of medical negligence cases nationwide, including from Louisiana, that are brought against internists consist of high-severity types of patient injuries. The higher severity claims against other physicians comprise only about 34 percent of the medical malpractice claims against them. The authors of the study also concluded generally that physicians fail to diagnose and treat their patients properly due to a variety of reasons. The study looked at nearly 1,200 malpractice claims against internists that occurred between 2007 and 2014. The claims themselves fell into three
| The Bowling Law Firm On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, September 26, 2016. Modern medicine has become incredibly complex. New prescription medications can accomplish amazing results, but only if prescribed correctly. For example, an intake that fails to comprehensively screen a patient's history for medication allergies might result in a prescription that causes an adverse reaction. Unlike other forms of medical negligence, however, medication errors may not be immediately apparent. In this example, an adverse response might not occur until days or even weeks after the medication was first ingested. Doctors have a responsibility to prescribe medications correctly. A new prescription must be compatible with
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Picture 33 oddly shaped bones stacked on top of each other, each one protecting a cord of nerve endings that controls your every movement, and you have an idea of how essential your backbone really is to your health and wellbei ng. National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center estimates that about 282,000 people currently live with serious spinal cord injuries in the United States - while there are approximately 17,000 new cases every year. Here's the alarming part: Spinal cord injuries are a leading contributor to the country's mortality rate, according to the Brain Injury Association of Louisiana Given the intricacy
| The Bowling Law Firm On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Monday, September 19, 2016. The birth of a child is supposed to be one of the most important and joyous moments in a parent's life. Medical negligence should have no place in that family picture. Unfortunately, our medical malpractice law Firm has helped many clients who had a different experience during their delivery. Medical negligence during any part of the prenatal care or birthing process might translate into a life-long or even fatal injury. For that reason, it is important for victims to seek experienced legal advice to understand their options. Our attorneys have experience investigating
Hospital joins in $4.2 million medical malpractice settlement On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, September 19, 2016. In Louisiana and other states, monetary compensation may be of slight comfort to those who have lost a dear loved one to unnecessary medical negligence. The grief of losing a young male family leader may be debilitating generally for the family survivors. For example, in a recent medical malpractice case that settled for $4.2 million, the young widow stated that she would "give anything" to get her husband back. In that matter, the 32-year-old male victim went to an emergency room with a sore throat and ended up dead.
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Having a baby should be one of the happiest moments in your life. Unfortunately, for many families, their special day is a confusing, even traumatic event that changes the course of their future. Just shy of 4 million babies were born in the United States in 2014, according to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Vital Statistics System. This makes childbirth by far the most common reason why Americans visit the hospital. Unfortunately, many of those births don't go as planned: According to the most recent data from the Healthcare Cost and
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. The National Practitioner Data Base (NPDB) is essentially a list of doctors and medical providers who have negative records regarding malpractice claims made against them. The record would show the history of the doctor or hospital with respect to medical malpractice claims and outcomes. The data base is maintained in all states, including in Louisiana. There are loopholes that are used, however, to escape reporting a medical provider's name and information in the NPDB. When it first started over 15 years ago, the data base was created for the medical profession to supposedly police its own members.
| The Bowling Law Firm On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Legal Information on Monday, September 12, 2016. Communication plays a big part in a successful legal outcome. Granted, one's attorney typically does the talking in negotiations, mediations or the courtroom. We also provide aggressive advocacy, fighting for our clients' rights. However, that legal advocacy must be tailored to the unique needs of each client. This is where The Bowling Law Firm truly shines. Our attorneys make it a priority to establish trust and open communication with each and every client. But just don't take our word for it. Listen to what some of our former clients have to say:
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, September 8, 2016. The great majority of medical procedures are successful, though there are no guarantees. In some cases, poor results may occur even if the medical staff fully observed applicable standards of care. However, sometimes, medical malpractice lawsuits in Louisiana and other states follow adverse complications that resulted from doctors' improper handling of procedures. In a recent lawsuit, a woman who will be 70 years old next year alleged negligence by a doctor in another state. The treatment complained of occurred when she was 62 years old. The medical malpractice complaint states that she suffered chronic pain from degenerative