Prince’s family claims medical malpractice

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, April 30, 2018. Music fans across the county, including many Louisiana residents, were devastated by the news of Prince's death in 2016. At the time, the authorities claimed that no one would be charged with the singer's death. However, a significant number of his fans might be unaware that the family has since filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital where he received treatment not long before he died. The suit filed by the family, under the name of a trustee, claims that the hospital where the singer received treatment a week before his death did not provide proper care. They claim that this improper

2019-11-07T13:31:04+00:00April 30th, 2018|

What is Suspected Spinal Injury Protocol and What Should You Do If You Suspect Spinal Injury?

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in spinal cord injury on Friday, April 27, 2018. BATON ROUGE, Louisiana. Spinal injuries can be life altering, resulting in loss of motion, life-long paralysis, and result in major lifestyle changes for the patients who suffer them. What individuals may not always know is that when rendering first aid to a suspected spinal injury victim, you can sometimes make an injury worse if you are not careful. Individuals could find themselves rendering first aid if they are on the scene of a car crash, witness a sports accident, or are around a victim when a slip and fall occurs.     According to the Mayo Clinic, a

2019-11-08T08:44:02+00:00April 27th, 2018|

How to Avoid Deadly Pharmacy Dispensing Errors

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, April 27, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. Prescription drug errors, if not caught, can be deadly. Patients who are prescribed the wrong drug or the wrong dose can develop worsening medical conditions, can suffer complications, injury, and, in some cases, death. Drug dispensing errors can happen at the pharmacy or at the hospital, but wherever they happen, their consequences can be severe--and costly for patients and their families.     When a patient is sick, they may not always double check that a prescription is the right dose or the right drug. After all, if a patient is prescribed a new drug, they

2019-11-08T08:44:27+00:00April 27th, 2018|

What Should You Look for in a Primary Care Physician?

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, April 23, 2018. Your primary care physician serves as the first line of defense when it comes to protecting your health. Unless your family relocates fairly frequently, you can expect to build a strong patient/doctor relationship with your provider, who will gain a comprehensive understanding of your medical history over time.     Physicians who know about their patients' lifestyle habits, medication records, and treatment preferences can typically provide much better care than those who do not. No two doctors are the same, though, and considering the prevalence of medical malpractice, it is essential to find the right provider for your particular

2019-11-08T08:42:57+00:00April 23rd, 2018|

Medical malpractice lawsuit against freestanding emergency room

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, April 23, 2018. There are freestanding emergency rooms all across the country. Many Louisiana residents may have visited one rather than driving to a full hospital. One family took their daughter to one of these freestanding clinics for treatment of a cut she received while swimming in a lake. However, after numerous problems and more than $100,000 in additional medical costs, the family filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the emergency room, which unexpectedly closed a few months after their visit. The young girl had apparently jumped off of a pier and into a lake where she landed on an unseen

2019-11-08T08:43:34+00:00April 23rd, 2018|

5 Common Mistakes Doctors Make When Performing C-Sections

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Over the past few decades, there has been an unprecedented increase in the number of Caesarean section procedures that doctors perform. According to the World Health Organization, there are several reasons for this spike, and many of them are culture-specific.     For example, in countries that are fairly litigious, like the United States, C-sections may be preferred because they eliminate certain risks that vaginal deliveries pose. Thus, doctors who fear potential lawsuits may be inclined to schedule C-sections for more of their patients; however, like any medical procedure, mistakes can happen, and complications do arise. At the end

2019-11-08T08:44:18+00:00April 17th, 2018|

Parents claim that medical malpractice contributed to son’s death

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, April 16, 2018. Many Louisiana parents with children who suffer from developmental problems worry that their children will suffer a premature death as a result of those conditions. The care and advice given by doctors and other medical professionals goes a long way to help ease some of these worries. However, sometimes after the death of someone suffering from a developmental disorder, families do not believe that everything that could have been done to prevent their loved one's death. The family of a 16-year-old boy claims that medical malpractice contributed to the boy's untimely demise. Earlier this month, a teenage

2019-11-08T08:43:48+00:00April 16th, 2018|

Failure to diagnose contributes to patient’s death

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Cancer is one of the worst diagnoses that a patient can receive. If the illness is caught soon enough then some patients may take comfort in knowing that they might have enough time for their treatments to be effective. Unfortunately, as some Louisiana residents have discovered, a failure to diagnose serious illness early can severely impact the effectiveness of treatment. A former patient's family was recently awarded $4.2 million after a failure to diagnose kidney cancer was determined to have contributed to the patient's death. The man was officially diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2011 after blood was found

2019-11-07T13:30:15+00:00April 10th, 2018|

What Is the Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect?

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. It is natural to worry about your children every day of their lives. In fact, for all mothers and many fathers, this worry begins before their baby is even born.    According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, roughly 150,000 babies are born with birth defects every year. Additionally, approximately 2.2 percent of babies suffer some kind of trauma during labor and delivery that causes a birth injury. If you received substandard prenatal care or experienced a traumatic delivery and your child has suffered as a result, turn to The Bowling Law Firm. Our clients appreciate the knowledge

2019-11-07T13:30:36+00:00April 10th, 2018|

Doctor made famous by reality TV is sued for medical malpractice

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Watching reality television has become a favorite pass time in many Louisiana homes. There seems to be a reality show for nearly any type of interest, including celebrities, survival shows, extreme weight loss programs or botched surgeries. Some of the individuals, especially doctors or other frequently sought professionals, become so well known that people seek their services outside of the show. A surgeon who was made famous for performing life-saving weight-loss surgeries on My 600-lb Life has recently been sued for medical malpractice after a piece of metal and tubing was found inside of one of his former patients. The items

2019-11-07T13:31:25+00:00April 3rd, 2018|