Patient injuries caused by negligence

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, October 30, 2017. Many Louisiana residents know that medical procedures can be stressful or even scary for patients, especially children. Parents often try to put on a brave face for their children, but many are secretly terrified of the possibility that something will go wrong during or after their child's procedure. Even small mistakes or someone overlooking just one important detail can result in patient injuries. A seven-year-old girl was admitted by her parents to the Jersey Shore University Medical Center with a severe case of pneumonia in 2008. After undergoing surgery, the girl was placed on a ventilator to

2019-11-07T13:41:38+00:00October 30th, 2017|

Can Men Suffer from Birth Trauma, Too?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Nowadays, it is the norm rather than the exception for men to attend the births of their children. According to the BBC, approximately 86 percent of men are present for labor and delivery.     When a woman has a traumatic birth story, though, most people simply overlook the man's experience. After all, the woman is the one who has been connected to the baby for the past nine months, and she is the one who is physically delivering the couple's child. Witnessing a loved one suffer can be distressing, though, and men are just as vulnerable

2019-11-07T13:42:33+00:00October 24th, 2017|

4 Elements of a Successful Medical Malpractice Claim

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Healthcare is as much an art as it is a science, and there are countless factors that affect how someone will respond to a particular procedure or medication. When patients do not thrive from the treatment modality that their provider prescribed, that does not necessarily mean they were the victim of malpractice.     In order for patients to have a valid medical malpractice claim, they must have suffered as the result of their practitioner's negligence. A failure to provide reasonable care is the basis of all successful claims, and in order to prove this negligence, four

2019-11-07T13:40:49+00:00October 24th, 2017|

$4 million awarded to family in medical malpractice suit

$4 million awarded to family in medical malpractice suit On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Monday, October 23, 2017. Many Louisiana residents find comfort in knowing that some surgeries are more common than others. It sometimes helps to know that some operations are successfully performed multiple times a day. Unfortunately, mistakes are still sometimes made. However, it is when these mistakes are not properly addressed that some families feel it necessary to file medical malpractice suits. In 2008, a mother was admitted to South Shore Hospital to deliver her fourth child via cesarean section. It was noted that the patient was at a higher risk of developing serious

2019-11-07T13:40:03+00:00October 23rd, 2017|

$11.3 million awarded to family because of a failure to diagnose

$11.3 million awarded to family because of a failure to diagnose On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, October 16, 2017. Illness and injury are never far from most Louisiana parents' minds. Especially in the early years of a child's life, parents may often rely on doctors' knowledge and advice to ensure that their child remains in good health. Therefore, a doctor's failure to diagnose a serious illness has the potential to be a source of great stress and hardship for parents. One mother was awarded $11.3 million in damages because a series of doctors failed to diagnose her 11-month-old son with meningitis. The hospital in question has recently

2019-11-08T09:14:48+00:00October 16th, 2017|

Woman awarded nearly $5.8 million in medical malpractice suit

Woman awarded nearly $5.8 million in medical malpractice suit On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, October 9, 2017. Louisiana residents know that the job market can be brutally competitive. Even the slightest detail can be the difference between being offered a job and being passed over in favor of another individual. Some employers even consider an applicant's medical conditions. These conditions may be genetic or they may be the result of a doctor's mistake, as was the case for one woman who was awarded more than $5 million in a medical malpractice suit. This malpractice suit was filed after the patient suffered a permanent injury because of mistakes

2019-11-07T13:41:19+00:00October 9th, 2017|

How Can You Help Your Partner Cope with the Emotional Impact of a Traumatic Birth?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Friday, October 6, 2017. Carrying a baby to term can be both physically and emotionally draining, but couples who are expecting tell themselves it will all be worth it once their child is born. Giving birth is supposed to be one of the most beautiful moments in a woman's life; however, labor and delivery is still a medical procedure, and during medical procedures, there is always the chance that something might go wrong.   Sometimes, traumatic births are unavoidable. In many other cases, though, they are the result of substandard medical care. Regardless of the underlying reason for the trauma, The

2019-11-07T13:40:34+00:00October 6th, 2017|

Understanding the Emotional Toll of Negligent Healthcare

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, October 6, 2017. It's easy to entrust your car to a mechanic or leave able-bodied plumbers to repair your septic tank. When it comes to your health, though, you're literally putting your life in someone else's hands. That's why it can be traumatic to learn a healthcare provider violated your trust by failing to provide a reasonable standard of care.   The potential consequences of medical malpractice include so much more than the wounds you might sustain during a botched surgical procedure. In fact, it is not uncommon for victims of malpractice--and personal injury victims in general--to develop post-traumatic stress

2019-11-07T13:39:29+00:00October 6th, 2017|

Mother awarded $3 million in birth injury lawsuit

Mother awarded $3 million in birth injury lawsuit On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Monday, October 2, 2017. Most Louisiana mothers dread even the possibility of complications during their pregnancy or during birth. Thankfully most of these fears are never realized. Thorough communication between doctor and patient can help to eliminate many problems before they start. However, there are occasions where future parents are not fully informed of the possible risks involved in a procedure, and the result is a birth injury that they are in no way prepared for. One mother was recently awarded $3 million against an obstetrician whose actions in 2008 during the birth of

2019-11-07T13:40:16+00:00October 2nd, 2017|