On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Also called a "spinal tap," a lumbar puncture is a routine procedure in which a doctor inserts a needle into a patient's lower spine to collect a sample of cerebrospinal fluid, which can then be evaluated for signs of multiple sclerosis, meningitis and even cancer. Although this procedure is common, there are several potential complications that can arise. These complications often happen when doctors perform a lumbar puncture negligently. If you suffered an unexpected complication after a lumbar puncture or another spinal procedure, contact the Bowling Law Firm. David A. Bowling is a medical malpractice
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Families often feel relief hearing news from a surgeon that a loved one has successfully survived and stabilized after surgery. Once a patient is moved to a regular room, the family's worry is likely to subside, and they may not be aware that many dangers still exist from the surgery. Bowel obstructions, blood clots, pneumonia, infection and death are some of the main risks that exist during recovery. Some risks are naturally a part of surgery, but some may come from hospital negligence via inadequate care and monitoring by staff. A recent review of medical cases in Louisiana
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Thursday, December 22, 2016. Patients in Louisiana expect to receive, at a minimum, the accepted standard of care from physicians and medical facilities. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Recently, in a nearby state, a Veterans Administration hospital was named in a lawsuit for hospital negligence. The parents of the 26-year-old deceased veteran have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the VA in which he received care, seeking damages of $6.1 million. Their son was honorably discharged from the Army following his diagnosis of ulcerative colitis. He served overseas in three tours prior to the discharge. He was prescribed an anti-inflammatory at
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. From tooth extractions to a triple bypass, there are a variety of surgeries available to help patients enjoy longer lives and improve their well-being. Although new technologies have made these procedures safer, all it takes is one mistake by a surgeon or nurse to cause a fatal complication. According to , medical errors may be the third-leading cause of death in the United States. An estimated 251,000 patients lose their lives every year due to avoidable mistakes. If you were injured or lost a family member due to a surgical mistake, contact the Bowling Law Firm.
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Every newborn child is a miracle, and no experience can match the excitement of bringing an infant into the world. Sadly, that special day is often spoilt by the negligence of a doctor or nurse. If a medical worker makes an oversight or a mistake during pregnancy or the delivery process, the mother or child can suffer a catastrophic injury. These errors are alarmingly common in the United States, and many cases go unreported. If your child suffered a birth injury, attorney David A. Bowling will investigate your case to determine if medical negligence played a roll.
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. The urinary system in the human body is vital and essential for eliminating blood waste from the body. When the system does not function properly, the individual affected is typically uncomfortable and potentially quite ill. An infection can be fatal if not treated properly. Recently, a Louisiana man lost his life after the onset of a urinary tract infection. His daughter believes that his death may have been prevented if his physician had adequately treated her father, and she has filed a medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. The clinic and physician that are
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, December 8, 2016. Navigating civil court in Louisiana is unlike any other state. The other 49 states use common law where judges rely upon years of previous rulings to base their decisions. Judges in Louisiana are governed by civil law, which dates back to Roman times. Courts follow a Civil Code, as opposed to being guided by case law. Recently, a woman from another state understood the benefit of seeking legal help to pursue damages in her medical malpractice case from attorneys in Louisiana. While in Louisiana, the woman sought medical intervention at a facility for a fractured tibia and fibula. The
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, December 5, 2016. Medication errors are alarmingly common in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that adverse drug events cause an estimated 700,000 emergency department visits and 120,000 hospitalizations every year. Merck and Co, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, categorizes adverse drug reactions into three groups based on their cause: Dosage: You may suffer an adverse reaction if you take too much or too little of a drug; Allergies: Your body's immune system may react adversely to a new drug; and Idiosyncrasies: You may suffer serious side effects if your body