Botched cosmetic procedure results in brain injuries

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injuries on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Preparing for a wedding is an exciting time for many people, especially brides. Many go above and beyond their normal routine in order to look their best on their special day. For some Louisiana residents, this might include weight loss, one or more trips to a spa, or a simple cosmetic procedure. Unfortunately for one woman, what should have been a very simple procedure instead resulted in permanent brain injuries that left her unable to care for herself. The patient originally went in for Botox and another anti-wrinkle treatment but was convinced by the facility staff to undergo

2019-11-08T08:33:30+00:00May 30th, 2018|

New Evidence in Self-Driving Car Fatality Revealed: Technology May Not Be at Fault

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Injuries on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. Initial reports from the National Transportation Safety Board indicate what might have gone wrong in the recent fatal self-driving vehicle accident that left a pedestrian dead. The case is important to New Orleans residents because the state has been looking closely at using the new technology in the city. According to WGNO, New Orleans is considering using self-driving buses. In order to promote the new technology, the public was recently invited to take demonstration rides on autonomous zero-emission buses. It isn't a matter of if, but when, self-driving technology will be permitted on New Orleans's roads. Looking

2019-11-08T08:32:42+00:00May 29th, 2018|

Are Doctors Treating Addiction Patients Properly?

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. BATON ROUGE, Louisiana. When it comes to medical treatment in the United States, we have a serious double standard. Patients suffering from deadly diseases like cancer receive carefully orchestrated medical care, with doctors working in concert to coordinate treatments. However, when patients are suffering from addiction, many might never even get to see a doctor at all, much less receive evidence-based treatment. According to the New York Times, patients suffering from addiction may not always know whether their treatment is even covered by insurance, creating greater barriers to access. Let's face it. Addiction is deadly. It claims the lives

2019-11-08T08:49:52+00:00May 29th, 2018|

Mother awarded $4 million after failure to diagnose causes death

Mother awarded $4 million after failure to diagnose causes death On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Many parents in Louisiana fear a day when their child may become ill and they are unable to do anything to fix it. Sometimes, parents who are ill with what may seem, to an adult, to be a minor illness may ask that their children be tested for that illness in order to prevent it or catch it early. A similar situation arose for one mother and her 32-day-old daughter. Unfortunately, the doctors' failure to diagnose illness in the child resulted in her death. The mother visited

2019-11-08T08:43:10+00:00May 23rd, 2018|

Mother and son win $1.3 million in medical malpractice case

Mother and son win $1.3 million in medical malpractice case On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Hospitals all have a wide variety of policies in place to keep both their staff and patients as safe and well cared for as possible. Unfortunately, sometimes policies are not always followed as they should be. Some Louisiana residents may have been victims of similar medical malpractice cases where following hospital policy could have prevented much pain and suffering. A woman's month-old son was admitted to the hospital with a fever of 102.6 degrees and no other symptoms. The child had no other medical history. While receiving

2019-11-08T08:33:15+00:00May 15th, 2018|

Many Maternal Injuries During Childbirth Can Be Prevented

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. JACKSON, Mississippi. We often hear about the devastating effect of birth injuries on infants and newborns. There are many ways doctor's mistakes can leave a baby with serious and life-altering injuries. Hospitals have taken major steps to prevent infant injuries during delivery and right after childbirth, but in the process, they may have lost sight of the mother's health. According to ProPublica, 50,000 mothers suffer complications during childbirth and delivery. These complications can leave women facing high medical bills, trauma, and can also leave women emotionally devastated. Women suffer from a range of conditions, from organ failure, hemorrhages, and

2019-11-08T08:33:06+00:00May 15th, 2018|

Can Gut Bacteria Affect Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery?

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injuries on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. In recent years, more researchers and doctors have been investigating the link between gut bacteria and the brain. While researchers have been studying the role of gut bacteria and overall health for years, it has only been in recent years that researchers have identified a link between a person's microbiome and things like mood, anxiety depression, autism, and cognitive processing. According to a fascinating new piece in the Atlantic, researchers have found that they could reduce the symptoms of autism and anxiety in mice by altering the mice's microbiome.     For example, individuals with autism

2019-11-08T08:42:40+00:00May 15th, 2018|

Man awarded nearly $8 million in hospital negligence lawsuit

Man awarded nearly $8 million in hospital negligence lawsuit On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Monday, May 7, 2018. Many residents of Louisiana may personally know or know of someone whose job requires them to perform some form of manual labor. These individuals may often be very aware of their physical health because an injury could result in them being unable to perform their job. Even seemingly minor injuries or minor aches and pains can eventually worsen and result in career-ending injuries if they are not treated quickly and properly. One man was recently awarded millions after he was paralyzed due to hospital negligence. The patient, who was

2019-11-08T08:32:56+00:00May 7th, 2018|

Wrongful Hospital Billing–Have You Been a Victim?

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, May 4, 2018. JACKSON, Mississippi. Hospital bills can be incredibly expensive. This is why some people refuse treatment if they believe there's any chance they don't need urgent medical care. Yet, some people who have refused treatment have found that hospitals are sending them bills anyway. In addition to hospital billing errors, erroneous bills are another problem that patients face when they suffer minor injuries. According to , some patients visited hospital ERs, they were triaged, but they never received treatment. Despite this, some of them still receive medical bills.   Patients might choose to leave an ER for many reasons. Sometimes

2019-11-07T13:29:15+00:00May 4th, 2018|

Prosecuting Doctors and Pharmaceutical Companies for the Opioid Crisis

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Friday, May 4, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, LA. If you have lost a loved one due to opioid overdose, or if a family member has struggled with opioid addiction, you know how personally injurious and how truly damaging opioid addiction can be. Opioid addiction can impact a person's ability to work, can require intensive rehabilitation treatment, and can destroy families. It can be very difficult to sue a doctor or pharmaceutical company for a loved one's injuries for opioid addiction. But, according to the New York Times, prosecutors are trying to find ways to hold pharmaceutical companies and doctors accountable for the most egregious violations. If prosecutors are

2019-11-08T08:50:23+00:00May 4th, 2018|