Family claims hospital negligence in lawsuit

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Thursday, October 27, 2016. In Louisiana, as in other states, health care facilities are obligated to follow federal laws to prevent and treat bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers, of patients. Failure of a facility to provide basic care to treat a current bedsore or to prevent a new one from developing can be debilitating to a patient's health. If a facility fails to treat or prevent new bedsores from occurring, it could be considered hospital negligence. Recently, in a nearby state, a lawsuit was filed against a transitional health care facility, claiming the death of a patient was due to

2019-11-08T09:44:41+00:00October 27th, 2016|

What Are the 4 Most Common Birth Injuries?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, October 24, 2016. Welcoming a newborn into the world should be a miraculous experience, but for many parents, the day is spoilt by factors outside their control. Medical negligence is a tragic yet common problem, and it can lead to birth injuries that cause severe and sometimes permanent complications.   According to the British Medical Journal, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Although many infants suffer birth defects due to natural reasons, a small mistake during delivery could have devastating consequences. The most common causes of serious complications at birth include: Forced deliveries that involve forceps or

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

Failure to diagnose blood clot causes leg amputation

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, October 20, 2016. The loss of one or more extremities due to a doctor's negligence is an unacceptable aspect of the health care system that needs further attention on a national level. The problem is pervasive enough that medical administrators in Louisiana and throughout the country should pool their resources and find safer protocols that will lessen the risk of this kind of tragedy. The failure to diagnose is often the culprit that is responsible for what should have been an unnecessary amputation. Failure to diagnose is the main reason supporting a $14.95 million award to an 18-year-old woman who

2019-11-07T14:04:54+00:00October 20th, 2016|

What Are the Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Your spinal cord is an incredibly delicate structure that plays an integral role in many of your body's essential functions. Damage to the spine can cause a severe and sometimes permanent physical disability.   There are approximately 12,500 new cases of spinal cord injuries every year, according to the National SCI Statistical Center. Nearly 276,000 people currently live in the United States with symptoms related to spinal cord damage. Research from the Mayo Clinic shows that the five most common causes of spinal cord injuries are: Car accidents; Serious falls; Acts of violence; Sports and recreational

2019-11-08T09:19:19+00:00October 18th, 2016|

Medical malpractice suit may follow death after surgical abortion

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Going through an abortion in Louisiana or any other state can be life threatening. Following the death of a patient after a surgical abortion procedure, a doctor in a neighboring state was recently indicted on a second-degree manslaughter charge. The doctor, whose patient died after post-operative complications developed, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment. In addition to the criminal charge, this doctor may also have to face a civil medical malpractice claim. According to court documents, the 30-year-old woman arranged for an elective abortion to be carried out by the defendant doctor on July 9. It is

2019-11-08T09:19:40+00:00October 13th, 2016|

What Are the 4 Categories of Deadly Medical Errors?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, October 7, 2016. You've probably heard horror stories of doctors amputating the wrong limb or pharmacists dispensing the incorrect medication. It's easy to assume that medical errors are rare, but a recent study from Johns Hopkins University shows that these mistakes are alarmingly common.   Medical errors cause more than 250,000 deaths every year - making them the third leading cause of death in the United States. At least 700 people die every day due to health-care workers' mistakes. According to research published in , all medical errors fall into four categories: An error in judgment or skill; An error

2019-11-08T09:43:11+00:00October 7th, 2016|

Fast action is needed to preserve a medical malpractice claim

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, October 6, 2016. This year is likely to be known as the year when the pervasiveness and true level of human destruction tallied by acts of medical malpractice was first brought to public awareness. Studies performed at one or more prestigious medical schools and university teaching centers revealed a fact that medical malpractice attorneys in Louisiana and elsewhere have long known or at least suspected. These studies reported that medical malpractice was the third largest cause of death in the country's health care system. Surgical errors and diagnostic failures together make up the biggest block of medical malpractice claims. A

2019-11-08T09:43:21+00:00October 6th, 2016|