Reducing noise during procedures may help lessen surgical errors

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Facing a surgical procedure, whether through an elective operation or emergency surgery, usually induces apprehension in most patients. It may only add to a patient's anxiety levels if he or she stops to consider the possibility of becoming a victim of surgical errors . While the majority of Louisiana patients will experience a routine procedure and an uneventful recovery, there are some who may not be as fortunate. Recently, professionals in the medical field offered some suggestions that may be effective in reducing the number of mistakes that are made during operations. It is believed that a major

2019-11-08T09:13:24+00:00August 30th, 2017|

What Are the Risks Associated with a Forceps Delivery?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. It is natural for both pregnant women and their partners to have concerns about labor and delivery. You may have even started worrying about giving birth from the moment you learned you were pregnant.     Will you be able to handle the pain and discomfort of every contraction? What if you are in labor for hours--or even days--and your baby is in distress? Although modern medicine has eliminated some of the more serious dangers associated with labor and delivery, there is always the chance that complications could arise. Unfortunately, no matter how comprehensive your birth plan

2019-11-08T09:13:49+00:00August 29th, 2017|

How Long Does It Take to Resolve a Birth Injury Claim?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Coping with the challenges of raising a child who sustained a debilitating birth injury is incredibly stressful. Although watching your baby grow and develop can be rewarding, you may be struggling to cover all of the costs associated with his or her care.     If your child is going to require lifelong care, you may be wondering how you're going to afford it. Even if you're on a promising career trajectory, the costs of caring for your child will likely increase over the years, but you should not have to cover them on your own. If

2019-11-07T13:44:09+00:00August 29th, 2017|

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of an SCI?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. If you suspect that you suffered a spinal cord injury due to a botched surgery, you should seek immediate medical attention. Although the damage may have already been done, a skilled trauma team can stabilize your condition and prevent life-threatening complications from arising.     Doctors typically diagnose SCIs after determining that a patient is experiencing loss of function below the area where the injury occurred; however, there are several other signs of spinal cord injuries that most people do not associate with spinal trauma. If you or someone you love sustained a catastrophic injury during

2019-11-07T13:44:25+00:00August 23rd, 2017|

What Are the Stages of a Successful Medical Malpractice Claim?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Although parents-to-be know that all kinds of complications can arise during birth, most enter labor and delivery with plans to bring home a healthy baby in just a few days' time. When something goes wrong in the delivery room, though, even the most optimistic parents face overwhelming sadness, anger, and doubt. Some birth injuries are inevitable. For example, the baby's natural positioning or the mother's health could make it virtually impossible to guarantee a safe delivery. In most cases, though, injuries during labor and delivery are entirely preventable. Some of the most common birth injuries include caput

2019-11-07T13:43:52+00:00August 23rd, 2017|

Jury says hospital negligence worth $4.1 million

Jury says hospital negligence worth $4.1 million On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. When Louisiana patients elect to have surgery, they expect excellent and attentive care. Many patients and their loved ones may feel that the danger of surgery is over once it has been completed, but risks still exist for the patient during recovery. Patients can suffer complications such as blood clots, bleeding, infections, pneumonia and more.  When medical professionals recognize early symptoms of any complication, patients may experience better outcomes. Sadly, a jury has recently determined that hospital negligence in the hours following one man's surgery likely resulted in his death.

2019-11-08T09:25:37+00:00August 22nd, 2017|

Hospital negligence suit filed by other hospital’s administrator

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Thursday, August 17, 2017. A man is suing after staff at a hospital failed to administer medication to him that might have prevented him from suffering a stroke. The stroke occurred after a medical procedure that he had at the hospital back in 2015. Ironically, the man filing the suit for hospital negligence is the administrator of another hospital. Medical malpractice cases are heard many times throughout the year in Louisiana. The 78-year-old hospital administrator is asking for over a million dollars against the other hospital for its alleged role in his stroke. Attorneys for both parties refused to answer questions, but

2019-11-08T09:15:05+00:00August 17th, 2017|

What Is the Difference Between Lost Income and Loss of Earning Capacity?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Monday, August 14, 2017. A serious injury caused by a medical provider's negligence can have lifelong consequences for both you and your loved ones. The financial burden of treating and living with a catastrophic injury is more than most people make in their lifetime. Although no amount of compensation can undo the emotional trauma of such an injury, you may be able to regain your financial footing by filing a personal injury claim. According to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the estimated healthcare costs and living expenses associated with high tetraplegia total more than $2,500,000 for individuals who sustain

2019-11-08T09:14:36+00:00August 14th, 2017|

Can I Sue the Hospital for an Independent Contractor Doctor’s Actions?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, August 14, 2017. Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are typically responsible for their employees' actions. This includes nurses and medical technicians, but it does not always include doctors, anesthesiologists, and other healthcare providers.     Thus, if a nurse provides negligent care and you sustain serious injuries or an illness as a result, you would most likely sue the hospital directly for the damages you incurred. The same would apply if you received substandard care from a medical technician or a member of the hospital's support staff. When it comes to doctors, though, determining liability--i.e. the party or parties who

2019-11-08T09:13:37+00:00August 14th, 2017|

Settlement in case against doctor and hospital for birth injury

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Thursday, August 10, 2017. One city-owned hospital in another state has finally decided to settle a lawsuit from an injury that occurred in 2005. The suit alleged that the negligence of that hospital and its doctor had caused a birth injury that disabled a boy for life. The boy's parents filed the suit just three years ago. Unfortunately, cases such as this occur all too often in Louisiana as well. A jury returned a $4 million verdict against the doctor after the physician was found negligent in the boy's birth. Thereafter, the city agreed to a settlement on behalf of the

2019-11-08T09:25:13+00:00August 10th, 2017|