Woman claims medical malpractice 14 years after the procedure

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Planning for the birth of a child is a time of celebration for most. Parents in Louisiana and other states find that the preparations leading up to the birth of their child to be one of the most exciting times in their lives. A military mom was admitted to a hospital eager to meet her youngest son for the first time. Now, 14 years later, a medical malpractice claim has been filed against the hospital for leaving a broken 3-centimeter needle in her spine. The 27-year-old woman entered the hospital for a planned Cesarean section with spinal

2019-11-08T08:50:33+00:00March 27th, 2018|

Louisiana Appeals Court Dismisses Malpractice Case for Missed Deadline

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, March 22, 2018. A Louisiana appeals court has ruled that a woman who had filed a lawsuit following the death of her daughter missed an essential deadline, effectively ending the case. The victim died in January of 2011, but the plaintiff failed to prove that she did not discover malpractice allegedly played a role in the incident until February of 2013.     In the state of Louisiana, victims of medical malpractice usually have one year from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit against the liable parties. This is called the "prescriptive period," and if it passes before you

2019-11-07T13:34:15+00:00March 22nd, 2018|

Multiple medical malpractice suits filed against OB-GYN doctors

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Visits to the hospital can be incredibly stressful for both the patient and his or her family. This may be especially true for women who are giving birth. Small mistakes made during pregnancy or childbirth can have long-lasting effects on both mother and child. Unfortunately, for some Louisiana residents, these mistakes can be the cause of medical malpractice suits. In one of the lawsuits, the doctor is accused of failing to catch a heart injury that could lead to rheumatic fever. This injury caused the patient, who was carrying twins at the time, to go into cardiac arrest. Both

2019-11-07T13:32:29+00:00March 20th, 2018|

Physicians Admit One-Fifth of All Medical Care Is Unnecessary

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, March 16, 2018. The American Medical Association (AMA) administered a survey on overtreatment to an online community of physicians in 2017, and the results were disturbing. Researchers wanted to know about the prevalence, causes, and implications of unnecessary medical care from the very doctors who provided it.     Assuming those who participated were honest, more than 20 percent of all medical care ordered in this country is unnecessary. In 2017, CNBC reported that Americans spend $3.4 trillion on health care annually, which means they are wasting roughly $6.8 billion on screenings, diagnostic tests, procedures, and prescriptions they do not need. Physicians

2019-11-07T13:32:49+00:00March 16th, 2018|

How Social Media Posts Could Harm Your Spinal Cord Injury Claim

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Friday, March 16, 2018. Recovering from a spinal cord injury (SCI) can be a long and arduous process. Depending on the severity and location of the injury, you may have limited mobility and end up spending much of your time in the hospital or at home.     Because of the physical limitations that SCIs pose, individuals who sustain them often turn to social media to stay in touch with friends. Digital correspondence can be especially helpful during the early stages of recovery, when the patient has not yet adjusted to life with an SCI and is experiencing considerable loneliness as a

2019-11-07T13:34:38+00:00March 16th, 2018|

Paralyzed woman awarded $18 million in malpractice case

Paralyzed woman awarded $18 million in malpractice case On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. It is unfortunate when a patient suffers injuries while under a doctor's care, and there can be a wide variety of contributing factors. These injuries can often result in malpractice suits. Some Louisiana residents may know someone who has been injured while staying at a hospital and has chosen to file a lawsuit. A woman was recently awarded $18 million after hospital negligence resulted in the paralysis of her legs. The woman was admitted to the hospital in July of 2014 after going to the Chandler Hospital emergency room

2019-11-07T13:32:08+00:00March 14th, 2018|

What Is a Uterine Rupture?

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Giving birth can be beautiful and empowering, but it is natural to feel anxious about the actual labor and delivery. Although millions of women throughout the United States give birth to healthy babies every year, a small percentage experience life-threatening complications during the process. In some cases, it is virtually impossible for doctors to predict or prevent serious issues during the delivery, but in others, the woman may have exhibited signs or symptoms of potential complications during her pregnancy. If an obstetrician fails to identify certain risk factors or diagnose specific symptoms and a patient or her baby suffers

2019-11-07T13:33:11+00:00March 6th, 2018|

Possibly fatal diagnosis results from initial failure to diagnose

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, March 5, 2018. It isn't unusual for malpractice attorneys to become familiar with medical procedures, as many Louisiana residents may be aware. They also become familiar with the many ways that these procedures can go wrong. However, despite what they know, many may not think about being victims of medical malpractice themselves. A malpractice attorney was diagnosed with inoperable kidney cancer after a failure to diagnose a malignant tumor in 2009. The patient underwent an MRI scan in 2009 as a precaution because he had a history of kidney stones. According to the radiology report, the only thing found in the

2019-11-07T13:31:46+00:00March 5th, 2018|