5 Statistics Regarding Medical Malpractice That Will Surprise You

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. When you visit your doctor for a routine physical, does he or she put you at ease? A lot of Americans would likely answer "yes" to this question because many take bedside manner into account when choosing a primary care provider. Considering how prevalent medical malpractice is, though, there are a few factors worth valuing more than personality when deciding on a physician. For example, has the doctor you are considering ever been sued by a patient? Legal history is an important metric to keep in mind when your health is at stake because providers who have

2019-11-07T13:41:51+00:00November 29th, 2017|

Were You the Victim of Medical Malpractice?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Patients place a lot of trust in their healthcare providers, and they deserve to receive a certain standard of care in return. After all, if a doctor makes a mistake, it could literally have life-threatening consequences.     Unfortunately, medical errors are far more common than most people realize. According to The Washington Post, such errors claim more than 250,000 lives annually, making them the third leading cause of death in our country. Of course, medicine is not a perfect science, and some patients simply respond poorly to certain procedures. Thus, determining when you have actually been

2019-11-07T13:38:08+00:00November 29th, 2017|

Patient’s family awarded $1 million in medical malpractice suit

Patient's family awarded $1 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, November 27, 2017. Many Louisiana families have a loved one that requires constant care. Many families are unable to provide the care personally, and opt for a nursing home to fulfill that role. If the facility is understaffed or otherwise fails to provide an appropriate standard of care, any resulting injuries suffered by a patient may constitute grounds for a medical malpractice claim. After the death of their 70-year-old relative, a family was awarded $1 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit against the facility responsible for his care. The patient was placed

2019-11-07T13:38:45+00:00November 27th, 2017|

What Should You Look for in an Obstetrician?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Maybe you and your partner have started talking about trying to conceive, or maybe you just took a home pregnancy and the results were positive. Regardless of the stage you are at in becoming a mother, there's one question that all women have once they think about the logistics of carrying a pregnancy to term: How do you find a good obstetrician?   If your current gynecologist is also a practicing obstetrician, which is common in the field, you may feel comfortable going to the same office for your prenatal care. Since your needs during pregnancy are

2019-11-07T13:37:25+00:00November 21st, 2017|

What Is the Difference Between Partial and Total Paralysis?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are one of the most devastating kinds of injury that you can sustain in an accident, and sadly, they are far more common than they should be. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, there are approximately 8,000 new cases of SCI every year . Roughly 82 percent of these injuries occur in men between the ages 16 and 30. Although sustaining an SCI at any age is devastating, developing one while still fairly young is especially challenging because the lifetime costs associated with treating it are incredibly high. Fortunately, individuals

2019-11-07T13:37:36+00:00November 21st, 2017|

Failure to diagnose severe illness results in child’s death

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Parents all across the nation, including in Louisiana, worry almost constantly about their children's health. Some are terrified by the idea of being unable to help their children when they are ill. This may be why some parents rely heavily on the advice given to them by doctors. However, there are times when symptoms are overlooked, or proper precautions are not taken and the result is a doctor's failure to diagnose a potentially severe illness. Very early one morning in Aug. 2016, a mother and father brought their 4-year-old daughter to an emergency room clinic. The child had a fever,

2019-11-07T13:39:00+00:00November 19th, 2017|

Is Preeclampsia Preventable If You Receive Adequate Medical Care?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, you probably already know about the importance of regular prenatal visits with your obstetrician. As an expectant mother, it is up to you to schedule and attend regular doctor's appointments to ensure you remain healthy and the fetus is developing properly.     You are not the only one responsible for the health of both you and your baby, though, because you must rely on your obstetrician to provide a reasonable standard of care. Sadly, expectant mothers can do everything right on their end and still end up

2019-11-07T13:41:03+00:00November 14th, 2017|

What Can You Expect Regarding Prenatal Care over the Course of Your Pregnancy?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Pregnancy is a beautiful time in a woman's life, but it can also be incredibly stressful. From the moment you learn you are pregnant, you must stop eating all kinds of foods, and there are dozens of activities that you can no longer take part in because they could threaten the health of your baby.     You will also have to get used to visiting the doctor because even healthy women with low-risk pregnancies must visit their obstetrician on a regular basis. According to WebMD, women who are expecting should see their doctor once a month

2019-11-08T08:52:52+00:00November 14th, 2017|

Hospital negligence results in botched pregnancy

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Monday, November 13, 2017. Many couples across the nation, including Louisiana, dream of having children of their own. Some are able to easily conceive, and others feel that adoption is the best option for them. However, there are some who desperately wish to carry and give birth to their own child, but find it difficult to conceive. Many of these couples turn to fertility treatments or in vitro fertilization, which can be expensive and time-consuming, so even small mistakes can have devastating results. One family was awarded $26 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit that claimed hospital negligence was the reason for the death of one twin

2019-11-07T13:39:12+00:00November 13th, 2017|

Louisiana Appellate Court Rules in Favor of Family That Allegedly Missed Critical Deadline in Medical Malpractice Case

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in wrongful death on Friday, November 10, 2017. According to Law360, the family that allegedly missed an important fee deadline in the claims process can proceed with their case against the Louisiana-based healthcare facility they believe is responsible for their loved one's death. The deadline in question was for the filing fee that claimants must pay to request a medical review panel. In the state of Louisiana, medical review panels occur prior to the actual filing of a medical malpractice lawsuit. These panels give healthcare providers the chance to review potential claims and provide plaintiffs with a second opinion in order to reduce the number

2019-11-07T13:42:17+00:00November 10th, 2017|