What Should I Do If I Was a Victim of Malpractice?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The Washington Post reports that as of 2016, medical errors were the third leading cause of death in this country. Only heart disease and cancer kill more people.     Medical malpractice is one of those scenarios that most people assume will never happen to them, so when it does, they do not know how to respond. If you were a victim of malpractice, it is critical that you take steps to protect your interests. In the state of Louisiana, most injured patients must file a medical malpractice claim within one year of the alleged incident that

2019-11-08T09:30:32+00:00January 26th, 2017|

Hospital negligence may have led to death of young girl

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Before a child is born, parents are faced with numerous decisions on a daily basis regarding the care of their child. While some decisions may appear to be simple and routine, many are much more difficult to make. At times parents have to trust the expertise of others when weighing decisions for the care of their child. They often rely on the training and experience of Louisiana medical professionals when their child is injured or sick. Recently, in another state, parents believe hospital negligence led to the death of their daughter at a young age. The parents of

2019-11-07T13:57:09+00:00January 25th, 2017|

How Much Do Spinal Cord Injuries Cost to Treat?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Friday, January 20, 2017. The central nervous system is composed of the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. According to PubMed Health, the skull and vertebral canal protect the brain and spinal cord, which are responsible for controlling all bodily functions that are essential for sustaining life. Spinal cord injuries can impair critical functions throughout the body either temporarily or permanently. Depending on the location and severity of the injury, spinal cord damage can result in paraplegia, quadriplegia, loss of mobility or loss of sensation. According to the Mayo Clinic, common causes of spinal cord injuries include car accidents,

2019-11-07T13:56:56+00:00January 20th, 2017|

Patient’s suffer as a result of surgeon’s medical malpractice

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. When Louisiana surgeons operate on patients, they are expected to adhere to set standards established by their own medical profession. Any deviation from proper procedure can lead to unnecessary harm and injury to a patient. Recently, in a nearby state, an administrative judge concluded that a plastic surgeon committed medical malpractice. The victims feel the judge's order is the first step for some legal justice for their physical and emotional injuries. In 2015, twice in one day, the surgeon injured two different women with an improper surgical technique. Both women received a cosmetic Brazilian Butt Lift where

2019-11-07T13:56:16+00:00January 18th, 2017|

4 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Malpractice

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, January 12, 2017. The risk of suffering an injury or illness due to medical malpractice is greater than most people realize. Each year,between 210,000 and 440,000 hospital patients endure some kind of medical error that contributes to their death, according to a study published in the Journal of Patient Safety . If you were injured or lost a family member due to medical negligence in Louisiana, turn to The Bowling Law Firm. Call 877-757-3539 to discuss your case with a wrongful death attorney in New Orleans. Read on to learn four ways patients can reduce their risk of being injured

2019-11-07T13:58:01+00:00January 12th, 2017|

Medical malpractice ends life of new mother

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, January 9, 2017. Prospective new parents often worry over the birth of their child. They worry about the baby's health, size, their unknown arrival and more. Often, new parents overlook that child birth can also be risky for the mother. With today's technology and frequent prenatal visits, the health of the mother is often monitored closely. Unfortunately, despite advances with prenatal care, medical malpractice in Louisiana still occurs. In another state, a 25-year-old woman delivered a healthy baby boy. Despite the baby arriving earlier than his due date, he was medically stable. Unfortunately, she died three days after the baby's

2019-11-07T13:56:25+00:00January 9th, 2017|

Family awarded compensation for hospital negligence

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. People trust Louisiana hospitals and emergency rooms on a daily basis to care for their loved ones when a health crisis arises. Unfortunately, hospitals do not always provide the highest expected standard of care. Whatever the reason for hospital negligence regarding patients, when it happens, it can have devastating consequences. Recently, in another state, a family was awarded compensation for the wrongful death of their father at a hospital. On an Easter Sunday, a 78-year-old man was taken to his local emergency room. He had complained of symptoms suggestive of congestive heart failure. After being worked up

2019-11-07T13:57:31+00:00January 4th, 2017|

Medical Malpractice Payouts Reach $4 Billion in United States

Medical Malpractice Payouts Reach $4 Billion in United States On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. According to the The Louisiana Record, an Orleans Parish woman has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Ochsner Baptist Medical Center LLC. The plaintiff, Majella Sutton, claims that following her surgery, she noticed a leak in an incision on her abdomen. The lawsuit accuses the defendant of failing to care for the plaintiff properly, failing to diagnose the injury in a reasonable amount of time, and filing to train its staff properly.   Cases such as this one are alarmingly common in Louisiana. According to Physician's Money Digest,

2019-11-07T13:56:38+00:00January 3rd, 2017|