Judge awards $42M in federal birth injury case

Judge awards $42M in federal birth injury case On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The parents of a boy who suffered serious brain injuries during birth have been awarded a sum of $42 million. The baby was wounded with forceps during his delivery in 2012, according to the report. The suit was filed against the federal government since the doctor who delivered the child and the center where the baby was born were both federally funded. In Louisiana, as in other states, parents are well within their rights to file suits for a birth injury. The bench trial lasted six days. Afterwards, the

2019-11-08T09:01:01+00:00April 27th, 2017|

Mississippi Supreme Court Allows Wrongful Death Case from 2010 to Proceed

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, April 24, 2017. The Mississippi Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of a woman who had filed a wrongful death lawsuit five years after the incident occurred. The woman's mother died in 2010, but the plaintiff did not file a claim against the hospital that is allegedly responsible for her mother's death until 2015.     The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that the case was valid and could proceed because the minor's savings statute applied in this situation. Casetext reports that the plaintiff, who was the victim's oldest child, was 16 at the time of her mother's death. Because the case involved medical negligence,

2019-11-07T13:51:49+00:00April 24th, 2017|

Top 4 Ways to Prevent Spinal Cord Injuries

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Monday, April 24, 2017. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, motor vehicle collisions accounted for nearly 40 percent of all new spinal cord injuries in 2015. Other common causes of SCIs include falls, violence, sports and recreation, and medical malpractice. The medical bills that immediately follow a spinal cord injury can be exorbitant, but they are nothing compared to the long-term cost of living with a SCI. Accident or malpractice victims who are unable to work will face the highest lifetime costs, but even those who can work part-time could fall into overwhelming debt. If you sustained

2019-11-07T13:50:10+00:00April 24th, 2017|

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim in Louisiana?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, April 20, 2017. If you were injured by a negligent doctor, nurse, or other medical worker and you intend to file a medical malpractice claim, you will have to do so before the statute of limitations has expired. The statute of limitations is a timeframe by which you must file your claim, and if you wait too long, it is likely that the court will dismiss your case.     In the state of Louisiana, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases is called the "prescriptive period." If the prescriptive period for your case has passed, your attorney will

2019-11-07T13:51:20+00:00April 20th, 2017|

4 Developmental Disabilities Caused by Birth Trauma

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Thursday, April 20, 2017. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, complications during birth and shortly after delivery often cause developmental disabilities. For example, untreated jaundice in newborns can cause kernicterus, which is a type of brain damage that increases the risk of cerebral palsy, vision problems, and hearing loss.     Researchers estimate that roughly 15 percent of children between the ages 3 and 17 have at least one developmental disability. These conditions vary in severity, but most kids with developmental disabilities have special healthcare and academic needs well into their adolescence and adulthood. If your child has

2019-11-07T13:52:05+00:00April 20th, 2017|

Stillborn infant’s remains lost in hospital negligence case

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. A judge has ruled that one hospital must inform a mother what happened to her baby after the facility allegedly lost the stillborn infant's remains. The mother, who is suing for hospital negligence, has been trying for over three years to get answers as to why she cannot lay her child to rest. According to the judge, the mother has the right to know where those remains ended up. In Louisiana, a stillborn birth is also known as a spontaneous fetal death. According to the court records, the mother gave birth to a stillborn infant when she

2019-11-07T13:50:53+00:00April 18th, 2017|

Patient sues for failure to diagnose a spinal tumor

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, April 13, 2017. A patient in a midwestern state has filed a lawsuit against a physician and the medical group that he works with, claiming that they failed to diagnose the woman with a spinal tumor. The complaint was filed on March 20 against the doctor and his group and alleges that the defendants did not provide a standard of care that would be accepted in the chiropractic or medical community. Medical malpractice lawsuits are common in Louisiana, and other states, where failure to diagnose is an issue. The woman asserts that in Sept. 2006 she began to complain of

2019-11-07T13:50:21+00:00April 13th, 2017|

3 Reasons Why Doctors Might Propose an Ineffective or Dangerous Treatment

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, April 10, 2017. From diet plans and fitness trackers to heart rate monitors and medical alerts, there are countless apps that you can download to your smartphone to improve your health. However, nothing has the potential to improve your health--or save your life--like a simple Web search.     Pro Publica explored such a phenomenon when a man looked up "treatment of coronary artery disease" while waiting in the emergency department. His cardiologist had recommended he have a coronary angiogram, but the man found that the first treatment approach typically includes aspirin and hypertension medication. According to the Mayo Clinic,

2019-11-07T13:52:20+00:00April 10th, 2017|

Louisiana Family Blames Loved One’s Death on Medical Malpractice

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, April 7, 2017. Undergoing any kind of medical procedure is risky, and life-threatening complications can arise for a variety of reasons. When hospital patients develop complications, it does not necessarily mean that the healthcare providers were negligent; however, if their providers failed to address the complications in a timely manner, they may be liable for any damages that result.     Louisiana Record reports on one such case involving both medical malpractice and wrongful death. According to the report, a family is pursuing damages after their loved one died from complications following a medical procedure. After performing a laparoscopic radical

2019-11-07T13:52:38+00:00April 7th, 2017|

Patient injuries a problem in nursing homes

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. In nursing homes all across the country, there is an unacceptable problem growing. Patient injuries occur far too often in Louisiana and all over the U.S. Just last year, over 20,000 people who live in nursing homes experienced serious injuries to their faces and even more to other parts of the body. Most of these injuries were because of falls. There are approximately 1.4 million Americans living in nursing homes today. When these patients are injured, the results can be debilitating, causing terrible pain and disability. According to one research team, programs should focus more on how

2019-11-07T13:49:56+00:00April 5th, 2017|