Patient to sue after falling off table during surgical procedures

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. A patient was given the go-ahead to sue after she fell off of the operating table while undergoing surgery. Although the hospital and surgeon both tried to get the case dismissed, a three-judge panel decided that the woman could indeed go forward with her lawsuit. Just as in Louisiana, patients in other states may be able to sue when they are injured during surgical procedures. According to the suit, the woman was undergoing cardiovascular surgery at Duke University when she somehow fell off of the operating table. Her lawyer misfiled the initial paperwork for her case in

2019-11-08T09:00:25+00:00May 31st, 2017|

What Should I Include in My Birth Plan? 4 Tips from a Birth Injury Lawyer in Baton Rouge

What Should I Include in My Birth Plan? 4 Tips from a Birth Injury Lawyer in Baton Rouge On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Friday, May 26, 2017. Giving birth should be one of the most joyous and memorable experiences of your life, and for many new mothers, it is. Although some factors are out of your control, you can take a proactive approach to labor and delivery by devising a birth plan long before you are actually due.     A birth plan is essentially a detailed outline of your thoughts, concerns, and preferences regarding the birth of your child. WebMD reminds readers that a birth

2019-11-08T09:25:55+00:00May 26th, 2017|

Was My Child’s Cerebral Palsy Preventable? Insights from a Birth Injury Lawyer in New Orleans

Was My Child's Cerebral Palsy Preventable? Insights from a Birth Injury Lawyer in New Orleans On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Friday, May 26, 2017. Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders that affect muscle coordination. According to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, CP can arise during development or shortly after birth. It occurs as a result of damage to the brain.     When CP occurs as a result of brain damage before or during birth, it is called congenital CP which, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention makes up 85 percent of all cases. When a child develops cerebral palsy as a

2019-11-08T08:59:34+00:00May 26th, 2017|

$23.1M verdict in birth brain injuries case

$23.1M verdict in birth brain injuries case On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injuries on Thursday, May 25, 2017. One family has been awarded over $23.1 million in a medical malpractice suit for a baby who has ongoing health issues due to birthing complications. The child reportedly suffered brain injuries due to the negligence of a neonatologist. Although this case was not in Louisiana, similar medical malpractice suits are filed in the state every year. According to the ruling, the judge found that the doctor was negligent and the hospital was not. The doctor did not work directly for the hospital but for another Firm that provided services for

2019-11-07T13:50:37+00:00May 25th, 2017|

When Is a Hospital Liable for a Clostridium Difficile Infection?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in wrongful death on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, is a kind of bacteria that can cause life-threatening inflammation in the colon. According to the Mayo Clinic, many people already have C. diff in their intestinal tract, but they do not experience any ill effects because the other kinds of bacteria in the digestive system keep it in check.   When you take antibiotics, though, they can kill so much of the "good" bacteria that C. diff quickly multiplies out of control, causing an infection. Antibiotics that commonly cause C. diff infections include penicillin, clindamycin, and fluoroquinolones. Individuals who do not

2019-11-07T13:48:52+00:00May 23rd, 2017|

Man Claims Walgreens Sold Him the Wrong Medication

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. According to the Louisiana Record, a man is filing a medical malpractice lawsuit after staff at a New Orleans Walgreens allegedly gave him the wrong medication. The man claims he went to the pharmacy in question to fill three prescriptions in April 2016.     His lawsuit states that the pharmacy filled two of the prescriptions correctly but gave him the wrong medication for the third. The plaintiff claims the medication he actually received in place of the medication he was supposed to receive caused hallucinations and racing thoughts. While under the drug's influence, the man claims

2019-11-08T08:59:07+00:00May 23rd, 2017|

Will I Ever Recover after a Traumatic Delivery?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Monday, May 22, 2017. No one expects childbirth to be a breeze, but most women anticipate a fairly seamless procedure. When life-threatening trauma occurs, though, it can feel virtually impossible to cope with your emotions and overcome the experience.     Women who have suffered a traumatic birthing experience may develop post-traumatic stress disorder, or postnatal PTSD. According to the Baby Centre, symptoms might include dramatic flashbacks of the delivery, trouble sleeping, intense mood swings, and an overwhelming fear that you will experience similar trauma should you ever become pregnant again. If you received substandard care during delivery and your baby

2019-11-08T18:17:41+00:00May 22nd, 2017|

How Common Are Falls in the Emergency Room?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, May 22, 2017. Hospital administrators and staff have an obligation to provide a safe environment for their patients from the moment they enter the premises. This includes identifying patients who are at risk of falling and taking measures to prevent them from doing so.     Falls can have devastating consequences, especially for vulnerable populations such as the elderly, sick, and injured. According to the National Council on Aging, an older adult dies from fall-related injuries every 19 minutes. If you fell at a healthcare facility and sustained serious injuries as a result, you may be able to file a

2019-11-08T09:00:10+00:00May 22nd, 2017|

How Common Are Spinal Cord Injuries in the United States?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Monday, March 20, 2017. National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center estimates that approximately 282,000 people in the United States are currently living with spinal cord injuries. Although every SCI is unique, even a minor injury to the spine can affect the victim's relationships, career, and enjoyment in life.     In addition to the personal and emotional hardships of an SCI, such an injury can cost a veritable fortune. Victims often cannot return to work, and many require a caregiver to help them complete routine tasks. If you or someone you love sustained a spinal injury due to a botched

2019-11-08T09:27:01+00:00May 20th, 2017|

The failure to diagnose a heart attack in a woman is too common

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The movies and television give Louisiana residents a picture of how a heart attack might happen. A person, ordinarily a man, clutches his chest, talks about pain in his left arm and jaw and then collapses. Unfortunately, this depiction can be misleading -- especially for women. This is part of what makes it far too easy for a failure to diagnose a heart attack in a woman happen. Chest pain may be a clear signal that something is amiss, but many women, and some men, do not necessarily experience it when having a heart attack. Most women

2019-11-08T08:58:45+00:00May 16th, 2017|