Woman Misses Deadline to Hold Hospital Liable for Husband’s Death

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in wrongful death on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. The family of a man who allegedly died as the result of medical malpractice failed to file a wrongful death claim before the statute of limitations had passed. As a result, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that the deceased's widow and surviving children could not bring claims against the providers who treated their loved one nor against the hospital where he died.     The 77-year-old man allegedly died from blood clotting in 2014 at a Louisiana hospital. The family tried to bring wrongful death claims 13 months after his death. Unfortunately for the family,

2019-11-08T08:54:51+00:00September 27th, 2017|

What Kinds of Challenges Might I Face after Filing a Claim against My Obstetrician?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. A woman can do everything right during the course of her pregnancy and still end up watching her infant suffer during labor and delivery because of a negligent obstetrician. The day you give birth should be one of the best of your life, but for victims of medical malpractice, it can be one of the worst.     Sadly, birth injuries, substandard care, and other delivery complications are far more common that most women realize. According to the Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth, up to 34 percent of women report they had some kind of traumatic

2019-11-08T08:53:58+00:00September 27th, 2017|

What Determines the Severity of an SCI?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Spinal cord injuries are similar to brain injuries in that each and every one is different. Although healthcare providers may witness trends when treating SCIs, there is no way to predict how a particular injury might impact an individual in the long run nor if he or she will ever recover fully.     According to the Spinal Cord Injury Model System Information Network, there is no proven way to restore the full functioning of the central nervous system following an SCI; however, individuals who sustain minor spinal cord injuries can often restore near-normal functioning with

2019-11-08T08:54:18+00:00September 27th, 2017|

Can I Sue a Dentist for Malpractice?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. It's natural to feel a little tense about going to the dentist, but if you experience debilitating nervousness before every visit, you may have dental anxiety or dental phobia. According to Colgate, fear of the dentist is actually fairly common, and up to 40 million Americans suffer from it.     Dental phobia is a more severe condition than dental anxiety, but both are rooted in an irrational fear of dental work and can result in panic attacks before, during, or after a procedure. People who suffer from dental phobia can recognize that their fear is irrational,

2019-11-08T09:06:31+00:00September 27th, 2017|

Medical malpractice results in amputation of patient’s leg

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, September 25, 2017. Individuals in Louisiana living with genetic disorders are likely very familiar with taking medications on a daily basis. These medications are often prescribed to help control these disorders so that the patient might go about his or her everyday life. So, when a doctor chooses to ignore the need for these medications, that neglect may constitute medical malpractice. This was the case for one man whose medical malpractice lawsuit resulted in an award of $40 million after his leg was amputated due to an infection he contracted because doctors advised him to refrain from taking certain prescribed medications. In

2019-11-08T18:43:48+00:00September 25th, 2017|

Failure to diagnose illness results in false accusations

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. No parent in Louisiana wants to see his or her child removed from the home due to another person's mistake. One family was split apart for nearly a year because of one doctor's mistake.  A doctor's failure to diagnose a genetic disorder resulted in the parents being falsely accused of child abuse. A mother took her child to the pediatrician to get an explanation for her nine-week-old child's arm pain. X-rays revealed that the child had a fractured arm as well as a few fractured ribs. The doctor then called Child Protective Services without asking any questions

2019-11-08T09:06:08+00:00September 19th, 2017|

Emergency room malpractice leads to death of new mother

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The first days following the birth of a child are both stressful and wonderful, especially after the birth of a first child. New parents from Louisiana and every other state across the nation understand the overwhelming feelings that come with being responsible for another life. No new parent should be taken from his or her child prematurely because of emergency room malpractice. On August 26, 2013, a mother in another state died in the hospital barely one week after giving birth to her first child. She was brought into the emergency room several days after giving birth

2019-11-08T09:06:20+00:00September 9th, 2017|

What Is Alarm Fatigue?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. When you hear a car alarm sound on your street, is your first instinct to call the police and let them know someone is trying to break into a vehicle? What about when the smoke alarm in your home sounds? Do you grab your children, run outside, and call the fire department?     In the above scenarios, most people take neither proposed approach. Instead, they simply hope the owner of the car turns off the alarm soon, or they grab a towel and start fanning the smoke detector until the beeping stops. Humans are inherently inclined

2019-11-08T08:55:10+00:00September 6th, 2017|

Could My Doctor Be Liable for My Opiate Addiction?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. When you seek medical care following a catastrophic injury, you trust that your healthcare providers will take both safe and effective measures to facilitate pain management. This might include giving you a prescription for opiates, which are synthetic drugs derived from opium.     According to CBS News, approximately 38 percent of Americans, or nearly 92 million people, had a legitimate prescription for opiates in 2015. Although popular opiates like hydrocodone, morphine, and fentanyl can effectively ease debilitating and chronic pain, relief comes at a cost: Opiates are incredibly addictive, and any kind of long-term use will

2019-11-08T08:55:25+00:00September 6th, 2017|

Surgical errors cause patient to undergo more surgery

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Louisiana families know that bringing a child into the world is an amazing and somewhat terrifying experience. The memories of the day that a child is born should not be marred by pain caused by surgical errors. Such was the case for one mother who was forced to undergo more surgery to correct a preventable issue. In October of 2014, a woman underwent a cesarean section to deliver her baby. It wasn't until eleven weeks later that doctors discovered that an eighteen-inch-square sponge had been left inside of her after the procedure was finished. However, because it took so long

2019-11-08T08:54:32+00:00September 5th, 2017|