Paramedics blamed in malpractice case

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Monday, July 30, 2018. In an emergency, paramedics are usually among the first to arrive on the scene, as many Louisiana residents are aware. Treatments administered by these individuals are, for many, the difference between life and death. Unfortunately, the family of a 30-year-old mother of two has filed a malpractice lawsuit, accusing a team of paramedics of failing to administer potentially lifesaving treatments to the now deceased woman. Five days before paramedics were called to treat her, the 30-year-old woman gave birth to her second child via caesarian section. The paramedics were called because the mother had been showing signs of having

2019-11-07T13:20:26+00:00July 30th, 2018|

Birth Control Devices Lead to Injuries: Pulled from Market

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, July 30, 2018. BATON ROUGE, Louisiana. For years, there have been questions about the safety of Essure, a permanent contraception implant that some claim can cause pain, bleeding, allergic reactions, and in some cases, can puncture the uterus if the implant shifts in the body. According to CBS News, over 16,000 women have sued the company that makes Essure, claiming that they have been seriously injured by the product. The FDA recently required doctors to inform women of the implant's potential risks. And, just recently, Bayer, the company that makes Essure, has announced that it will stop selling the product. Bayer sold Essure as the only

2019-11-08T08:29:33+00:00July 30th, 2018|

Are Lawsuits Leading to More Medical Tests?

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, July 30, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. Some doctors claim that they order extra medical tests for patients as a defensive measure because they worry about lawsuits. Yet, until recently, there was no proof that doctors do order more tests. The New York Times recently reported on a study that found that doctors indeed do order more tests when they have a fear of a lawsuit. According to the paper, posted on the National Bureau of Economic Research, the researchers were able to study how doctors behaved in the Military Health System, where patients are barred from pursuing lawsuits, and how doctors in similar situations behaved when

2019-11-07T13:19:19+00:00July 30th, 2018|

On Antibiotics? Could You Be Putting Yourself at Greater Risk?

On Antibiotics? Could You Be Putting Yourself at Greater Risk? By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. Antibiotics are designed to treat certain bacterial infections. However, over-prescription of antibiotics or the prescription of the wrong kind of antibiotic to treat infection can, over time, lead to bacteria developing resistance to these drugs. When bacteria develop resistance, the antibiotic no longer works. According to the Centers for Disease Control, bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics through natural selection. If one bacteria develops a method to protect itself from the antibiotic, it survives and multiplies while the other bacteria die. Yet, according to Wired, doctors are facing a battle against

2019-11-08T08:31:21+00:00July 24th, 2018|

Lawsuits filed after surgical procedures fail

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The term "experimental" may hold very different meanings for different patients. To a patient with a terminal illness or potentially fatal injury, an experimental treatment may be the difference between life and death, but to a patient with a non-life threatening illness or injury, an experimental treatment may be something to be cautious of. Many Louisiana residents may be particularly cautious of experimental surgical procedures. In 2016 and 2017, a patient underwent a biojoint surgery on both of his knees. His doctor had recommended this procedure instead of a standard knee replacement surgery. This surgery uses the bone and cartilage

2019-11-07T13:23:31+00:00July 24th, 2018|

Is One U.S. Insurance Company Requiring Patients to Self-Diagnose?

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. BATON ROUGE, Louisiana. The New York Times and Consumer Reports have been investigating cases where Anthem, an insurance company, has denied patient's ER claims, claiming that the patients went to the ER when their situation wasn't an emergency. In cases where the insurance company has denied claims, it has said that patients should have called the insurance company's 24/7 hotline or gone to an emergency clinic. According to Consumer Reports, Anthem isn't basing whether it denies claims on a person's initial symptoms but rather on the final diagnosis that the ER gives. This is problematic because the insurance company is essentially asking patients

2019-11-08T08:30:11+00:00July 24th, 2018|

Why It’s a Bad Idea to Use the Internet to Get Medical Advice

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injuries on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. The Bowling Law Firm are medical malpractice lawyers in New Orleans, Louisiana. We see cases where doctors fail to diagnose patients, where hospitals fail to give patients the right dose of medications--with deadly and injurious results. Most doctors are skilled and qualified and they do their jobs well--which is why you should go see one if you are thinking about Googling some of your most recent symptoms. According to , more than one third of Americans have used the internet to diagnose themselves. As more health insurance companies require covered individuals to pay high out of

2019-11-07T13:20:05+00:00July 17th, 2018|

The Risks of Jump-Starting Your Car’s Batteries

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Injuries on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. JACKSON, Mississippi. In the old days, if your car's battery died, it was often easy to solve your problem. You asked a stranger for a boost, using jumper cables and went on your merry way. These days, as car's computer systems have become more complex, boosting your car is not always the best idea. According to the Globe and Mail, making an error when boosting the battery of modern cars can sometimes have dire consequences. At best, you could fry your car's computer system and at worst, you could cause a battery explosion, leading to serious injury or even death.

2019-11-07T13:18:47+00:00July 17th, 2018|

Death results from a failure to diagnose a brain tumor

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, July 16, 2018. For many Louisiana patients, the early diagnosis of an illness could greatly affect their lives. A failure to diagnose an illness in a timely manner may seriously impact the effectiveness of treatments. In some cases, the failure to diagnose an illness may even contribute to the death of the patient. The administrator of one man's estate has filed a complaint and alleged negligence against the hospital where the deceased received treatments and underwent testing two years before his death. She has claimed that the medical staff failed to properly diagnose and treat the deceased patient's brain tumor, which eventually

2019-11-08T08:29:50+00:00July 16th, 2018|

Surgical errors results in $2 million verdict

Surgical errors results in $2 million verdict On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. People living in Louisiana who have had to undergo surgery know that there is usually a certain amount of risk. Over the years, medical professionals have worked to make surgeries as safe as possible for patients. Laparoscopic procedures are intended to help minimize the risk to patients. Unfortunately, one such procedure went wrong, and the surgical errors that followed caused long-term damage to the patient. The patient, a woman, underwent a laparoscopic abdominal surgery in 2015 to remove her ovaries. Unfortunately, the surgeon damaged the patient's bladder during the surgery, and a urologist was

2019-11-08T08:31:01+00:00July 11th, 2018|