Woman awarded judgment in medical malpractice case

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Childbirth is an exciting life-altering experience. Unfortunately, for some Louisiana parents, childbirth does not always go as planned, often overwhelming new moms and dads with the outcome. In anpther state, two new parents were awarded compensation after medical malpractice changed their first and now only childbirth experience. Five days following a Cesarean section, a 24-year-old woman returned to an emergency room, reporting heavy bleeding. Her white blood test results and her ultrasound indicated she likely had retained products of conception preventing her from properly healing. The doctor on shift determined she would benefit from a dilation and

2019-11-07T13:59:01+00:00November 30th, 2016|

4 Common Examples of Medical Negligence

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Monday, November 28, 2016. We trust our doctors implicitly. We expect them to listen to our concerns, understand our medical needs, and provide effective treatments. Unfortunately, medical negligence is alarmingly common in the United States, and a small error by a physician can have devastating consequences.   According to a study by Johns Hopkins University, medical mistakes may be the third leading cause of death in the United States - killing more people than unintentional injuries, strokes and respiratory disease. Every year, more than 250,000 patients die due to health-care errors. If you were injured or lost a family member due

2019-11-08T09:43:37+00:00November 28th, 2016|

6 Ways Patients Can Reduce the Risk of Medical Malpractice

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. When you put the state of your health in someone else's hands, you are taking a major risk. No matter how much you trust your doctor, the reality is that everyone - even the most qualified physicians - makes mistakes.   Medical malpractice is far more common than many people realize. According to Forbes, a recent study by Johns Hopkins Medicine showed that medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States. In Louisiana alone, there were more than 16,000 reports of medical malpractice between 2005 and 2015. That's a staggering number given

2019-11-08T09:44:28+00:00November 22nd, 2016|

Surgical errors turned costly for patient

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Monday, November 21, 2016. Going under the knife can be scary for any patient. Advancements from technology and research have made many surgical procedures less risky and have created shorter recovery times. No matter the simplicity of a surgical procedure, human error can often be a Louisiana patient's greatest risk. Recently, in another state, surgical errors were the cause of a female patient's unplanned emergency surgery and expensive medical bills. While undergoing a bilateral tubal ligation, a female patient alleges that her surgeon damaged part of her small intestine. The lawsuit also claims the surgeon was negligent in checking all of her systems to make sure they were in

2019-11-08T09:18:02+00:00November 21st, 2016|

Dental clinic sued for medical malpractice

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Parents in Louisiana rely on doctors and nurses to guide them in the best care for their children. The years medical professionals spend in school and training sometimes give parents a false sense of security. Unfortunately, the best interests of a patient sometimes takes a back seat to profits. A recent lawsuit in another state alleges fraud and medical malpractice regarding unnecessary dental work and invasive procedures on children performed without a parent's consent. The lawsuit was one filed after 57 cases of serious infections and abscesses in the mouths and necks of children were discovered. All

2019-11-07T13:57:48+00:00November 17th, 2016|

What Are the 3 Most Common Categories of Birth Injuries?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Having a baby is a miraculous moment in a parent's life. Bringing a new child into the world inspires a variety of emotions - from excitement to anticipation. Sadly, all it takes is a minor oversight by a negligent doctor or nurse to ruin this special day.   Birth injuries are, unfortunately, more common than you might think. Statistics collected by Right Diagnosis show that birth injuries might affect up to 28,000 infants each year. According to Stanford Children's Health, the most common causes of serious birth injuries are: Difficult or prolonged labor; Larger-than-usual birth weight; Premature

2019-11-07T13:58:14+00:00November 15th, 2016|

Wrongful death lawsuit filed due to negligent medical malpractice

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Medical establishments in Louisiana that process lab results are mandated to report critical lab results to the ordering physician. Critical labs results potentially indicate an immediate medical need of a patient. Failure to act quickly on a critical lab result could endanger a patient and be considered negligent medical malpractice. Recently, in another state, a patient's husband filed a lawsuit against multiple defendants claiming their negligence and inadequate care was the reason for his wife's death. In May 2014, the patient saw a physician at his practice with complaints of difficulty urinating, shaking and uncontrollable jerking motions of

2019-11-07T13:58:46+00:00November 9th, 2016|

What Are Common Causes of Birth Asphyxia?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Injuries on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Anyone who has ever given birth or watched the process unfold knows that newborn babies are delicate. One small mistake during the delivery process can have tragic consequences.   Your delivery doctor will know to monitor your infant's access to oxygen. During birth, oxygen deprivation can cause severe cognitive and physical disabilities, or death. Birth asphyxia, or the failure to establish breathing at birth, causes an estimated 900,000 infant deaths worldwide every year, according to the World Health Organization. The United States is no exception: Data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that birth

2019-11-07T14:01:02+00:00November 8th, 2016|

11.5 million awarded in childbirth medical malpractice lawsuit

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Every year in Louisiana, traumatic brain injuries cause many deaths, hospitalizations and emergency room visits for young children. Unfortunately, some children start their lives with traumatic brain injuries when there have been child birth injuries due to medical malpractice. Recently, in another state, a couple was awarded 11.5 million for their child's birth injury and the mishandling of his birth. The lawsuit stated that in 2010, during the birth of the couple's baby, the baby had breathing problems during birth that were not handled appropriately. As a result, the baby's health declined. Misapplication of forceps used during birth

2019-11-08T09:18:12+00:00November 2nd, 2016|

3 Steps to Take If You Were a Victim of Medical Negligence

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. It's easy to assume that medical malpractice is a rare occurrence. You may have heard horror stories about botched surgeries and prescription errors, but nobody expects to be a victim of medical negligence. However, according to a recent study in the journal Health Affairs, physicians in the United States spend more than 50 months of their careers on average with an open, unresolved malpractice claim against them.   According to data from Johns Hopkins Medicine, an estimated 4,000 serious surgical errors - or "never events" - take place every year. These are medical mistakes that should simply

2019-11-08T09:19:30+00:00November 1st, 2016|