Why Are OB-GYNs Advised to Delay Miscarriage Diagnoses?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Thursday, December 28, 2017. When it comes to health and wellness, an earlier diagnosis usually means a better prognosis. For example, early detection is essential for the prevention and treatment of cancer. There are some exceptions to this rule, though, and miscarriage is one of them. After studying nearly 3,000 pregnant women, researchers determined that there is some value in delaying miscarriage diagnoses to avoid making a misdiagnosis and then terminating what is actually a healthy pregnancy. If you received some kind of misdiagnosis before, during, or after pregnancy and you or your baby suffered as a result, contact The Bowling

2019-11-08T08:52:18+00:00December 28th, 2017|

What Is the Rh Factor and How Can It Affect Your Pregnancy?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Thursday, December 28, 2017. When it comes to prenatal care, some tests are essential, some are recommended, and some may be optional. The precise battery of screening tests and diagnostic procedures that you will undergo at your OB-GYN visits will depend on a variety of factors, including your medical history, your doctor's recommendations, and your own personal preferences. One procedure that is essential for all pregnant women is the Rh factor test. Depending on the results of this test, the baby's father may need to undergo the screening, too. Fortunately, the procedure for determining Rh factor is a simple blood test;

2019-11-08T08:46:33+00:00December 28th, 2017|

Widow claims hospital negligence regarding her husband’s death

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. In Louisiana or elsewhere, losing a loved one is never easy. For many the cause of death, whether it be a long-term illness, a tragic accident or a natural disaster, is ultimately unimportant. However, that opinion may quickly change if those who have been left behind believe that their loved one could have been saved. One woman has filed a lawsuit claiming that medical malpractice and hospital negligence were the cause of her husband's death. The man was originally hospitalized on Nov. 23, 2015, complaining of pain that had been fluctuating for three weeks. A CT scan revealed

2019-11-08T08:51:21+00:00December 26th, 2017|

Family Sues Health Center Over Missed Breast Cancer Diagnosis

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. When it comes to life-threatening, chronic, or progressive diseases like cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's, early detection can result in a more positive prognosis. By diagnosing these kinds of disease early, patients may get the opportunity to fight them entirely, better manage their symptoms and side effects, or pause and potentially reverse their progression. Breast cancer is just one example of a disease for which early detection is essential. As a result, the American Cancer Society recommends women between the ages of 45 and 54 undergo annual mammograms. Once women turn 55, their doctor may either advise them

2019-11-08T08:53:40+00:00December 20th, 2017|

3 Ways to Avoid a Delayed Diagnosis

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Preventive medicine is an essential component of quality health care. It is so important, in fact, that the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) considers it to be a unique specialty.     Unlike other specialties, though, preventive care is one of the few in which the patients have nearly as much influence over the outcome of their care as their providers. At the end of the day, prioritizing health is up to the patient, and no doctor can force you to schedule regular health screenings. Although comprehensive preventive care can reduce the risk of medical malpractice

2019-11-08T08:52:38+00:00December 20th, 2017|

Disabled woman awarded $26 million in medical malpractice suit

Disabled woman awarded $26 million in medical malpractice suit On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Patients and doctors across Louisiana breathe a sigh of relief when a surgery is successfully completed. In their relief, some may forget, if only temporarily, that it is possible for problems to arise after the surgery is over. One woman was recently awarded $26 million in a medical malpractice suit where her surgeons were determined to be responsible for injuries that resulted in her becoming permanently disabled. The victim, a former runner, underwent a common neck surgery in Oct. 2012. Initially, the surgery appeared to go as planned, but problems

2019-11-08T08:52:27+00:00December 16th, 2017|

9 Foreign Objects Surgeons Often Leave Inside Patients

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Most people who undergo invasive medical procedures are well aware of surgical complications like hemorrhaging and clotting. These kinds of complications can arise in even the healthiest patients, and assuming their risk is merely part of undergoing certain medical procedures. But there are risks that patients should never have to assume during surgery, regardless of their current heath status. These include preventable complications that arise as the result of a provider or facility's negligence.     Sadly, surgical mistakes and other medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, trailing behind just

2019-11-07T13:38:26+00:00December 14th, 2017|

What Are Some of the Most Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Thursday, December 14, 2017. The brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves make up the central nervous system, which controls movement and sensation throughout your entire body. As a result, spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are often devastating and can cause the permanent loss of function in certain parts of the body.     There are countless ways to sustain an SCI, and damage to the CNS can affect people of all ages at all stages of life; however, members of some demographics are more likely to suffer from a spinal cord injury than others. According to the Mayo Clinic, SCI risk

2019-11-08T08:44:56+00:00December 14th, 2017|

Surgical errors result in lawsuit

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. When a patient goes into surgery, he or she is trusting the doctor to perform the procedure with the utmost care and professionalism. Unfortunately, as some Louisiana residents may know, it is possible for doctors to make mistakes, and those mistakes have the potential to cause long-term problems for the patient. The situation can also be made worse when the doctor attempts to hide surgical errors from the patient. A woman in Delaware has filed a lawsuit claiming that her doctor mistakenly removed the wrong part of her thyroid and then conspired to cover up the error. The right side

2019-11-08T08:53:20+00:00December 12th, 2017|

Errors can occur before surgical procedures begin

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Monday, December 4, 2017. It isn't unusual for patients and their loved ones to worry about what will happen during surgery. Even minor or frequently performed surgical procedures can make patients nervous. However, as some Louisiana residents have discovered, it is possible for mistakes to be made before the first incision is made. A Philadelphia woman filed a malpractice suit after anesthesia for her dental surgery was improperly administered resulting in permanent nerve damage. In her lawsuit, the woman claims that a nurse struck a nerve on the left side of the patient's tongue directly when she carelessly injected the anesthetic into the patient's mouth before the procedure.

2019-11-07T13:37:52+00:00December 4th, 2017|