Patient Sues Dentist for Excessive Pain

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. According to the Louisiana Record, a patient is suing his dentist over a dental procedure that left him in excessive pain. The plaintiff is claiming medical malpractice because he believes the defendant failed to treat him using a reasonable standard of care. The patient is seeking all reasonable damages because the dental procedure allegedly left him with pain for an extended period of time. He claims he had severe discomfort following the procedure, and he was also suffering from swollen gums. The plaintiff believes that he would not have experienced as much pain had the dentist treated him with a reasonable

2019-11-08T09:28:10+00:00February 28th, 2017|

Patient Sues Dentist for Excessive Pain

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.   According to the Louisiana Record, a patient is suing his dentist over a dental procedure that left him in excessive pain. The plaintiff is claiming medical malpractice because he believes the defendant failed to treat him using a reasonable standard of care. The patient is seeking all reasonable damages because the dental procedure allegedly left him with pain for an extended period of time. He claims he had severe discomfort following the procedure, and he was also suffering from swollen gums. The plaintiff believes that he would not have experienced as much pain had the dentist treated him with a

2019-11-08T09:28:45+00:00February 28th, 2017|

Man Claims Prescription Error Caused His Stroke

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Medication errors are one of the most common causes of medical malpractice in the United States, and they can have devastating repercussions. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, medication errors result in at least one fatality every single day and injure an additional 1.3 million people every year.     Louisiana Record reports on a case involving an alleged prescription error and a subsequent stroke. The plaintiff filed a lawsuit at the end of January claiming he was the victim of medical malpractice. In his complaint, he stated that he had been seeing the defendant as a patient from

2019-11-08T09:30:08+00:00February 28th, 2017|

Medical malpractice cases are subject to statute of limitiations

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Despite increased regulations, advances in technology, digital documentation and extensive opportunities for continuing education, patients are victims to medical malpractice on a regular basis. Although most medical malpractice cases do not involve medical professionals who intended to cause harm, they do have long-term financial and physical consequences for patients. As in many states, Louisiana has a statute of limitations, requiring patients to file any suspected malpractice claim within a year of which the incident occurred. Recently, in another state, a patient's malpractice claim was dismissed because it did not fall within that state's statute of limitations. According

2019-11-08T09:30:18+00:00February 23rd, 2017|

When Should I Seek a Second Doctor’s Opinion?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Medical malpractice is far more common than most people realize. According to a review published in the Journal of Patient Safety, between 210,000 and 440,000 hospital patients suffer some kind of preventable harm annually that ultimately contributes to their death.     Patients are not powerless when it comes to medical malpractice, though. reports that diagnostic errors are the most common type of healthcare mistake, and preventing such errors may be as simple as getting a second opinion. If your doctor identifies a disease or condition that might be life threatening, it is only natural to seek

2019-11-08T09:27:04+00:00February 21st, 2017|

Can I Sue a Pharmacist for a Prescription Error?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. U.S. News & World Report encourages patients to seek a second opinion if their doctor prescribes a particularly toxic or invasive treatment. Misdiagnoses are more common than many people realize, and taking the wrong medication or dosage could cause severe complications and possibly death.     According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, medication errors result in at least one fatality every single day and cause roughly 1.3 million injuries annually. If you think you were the victim of a medication error, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim. David A. Bowling is a

2019-11-08T09:30:38+00:00February 21st, 2017|

Multiple medical malpractice lawsuits filed against hospital

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Using sterile needles, medicines and intravenous fluids on patients is established standard of care. Keeping anything injected into a patient sterile is vital to preventing life altering and/or threatening illness. Louisiana patients trust medical staff to follow standard practice for their health safety. Recently, a hospital employee in another state allegedly endangered hundreds of patients when he tampered with intravenous medications prior to its administration to patients. Many patients are now filing medical malpractice lawsuits as a result. Last fall, the hospital began notifying  approximately 700 patients that they may not have received ordered pain medicine that

2019-11-08T09:27:17+00:00February 15th, 2017|

How Can Medical Malpractice Result in a Spinal Cord Injury?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, February 10, 2017. The central nervous system is responsible for ensuring the rest of the body's organ systems function as they should. The brain and the spinal cord make up the CNS, and injuries to either can be devastating because of their control over the entire body.     According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, approximately 17,000 new spinal cord injuries occur every year. Such injuries cause serious complications, and they can affect everything from bladder control to respiratory control. Typically, the higher on the spine that the injury occurs, the more devastating the consequences are. For

2019-11-08T09:31:04+00:00February 10th, 2017|

7 Medical Conditions That Doctors Commonly Misdiagnose

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, February 10, 2017. When you hear the term "medical malpractice," do you imagine a doctor operating on the wrong part of the body? Most people are surprised to learn that it's actually misdiagnoses, not surgical errors, that result in the most malpractice settlements in the Unites States.     According to The Washington Post, missed, delayed or incorrect diagnoses accounted for 29 percent of successful malpractice claims over a 25-year period. Misdiagnoses also caused 39 percent of the deaths related to malpractice. Diagnostic errors are dangerous and often life threatening. If you think you were the victim of a diagnostic

2019-11-08T09:17:40+00:00February 10th, 2017|

Parents awarded millions in medical malpractice lawsuit

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Despite advances in technology and improved monitoring systems, Louisiana mothers and children could be harmed or even die during childbirth. Many of thee tragedies are preventable. If a hospital or medical professional is negligent in the care of a mother or child, it may constitute medical malpractice. Recently in another state, a jury awarded millions of dollars to a couple after the woman received negligent care by her physician and the hospital where she delivered her child. During the childbirth process, the mother was administered Pitocin to aide in the delivery. Pitocin is a drug routinely used to

2019-11-08T09:28:25+00:00February 9th, 2017|