Singer claims he suffered life-changing hospital negligence

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Thursday, August 30, 2018. There is some risk with most medical care, but many risks can be limited for most patients with a careful following of procedures and policies. When medical professionals fail to follow basic standards of care, serious permanent damage can be a potential result for a patient. Louisiana residents may be interested in the claim of one singer who experienced poor care and medical management after an open heart surgery, and has filed a lawsuit for the hospital negligence he suffered. The 74-year old singer, Marty Balin from Jefferson Airplane, was promoting a solo album when he began to suffer

2019-11-07T13:10:58+00:00August 30th, 2018|

Patient sues doctor after suffering brain injuries

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injuries on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. It isn't unusual for patients to leave the hospital against a doctor's wishes. Many Louisiana patients leave and do not suffer any long-term problems. However, one man and his family are suing a doctor after the patient suffered permanent brain injuries after the doctor allowed him to leave the hospital without treatment. The patient was initially brought in by police after getting into a fight. During the assault, he was hit on the head with a blunt object by another bystander. When the authorities found him, he was bleeding and very clearly intoxicated. After initially refusing treatment, the

2019-11-07T13:22:00+00:00August 21st, 2018|

Could Having a Male Doctor Increase Your Risk of Death?

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, August 20, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. A recent article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, found that women were more likely to die from a heart attack when their doctors were male, than when their doctors were female. When male and female patients were treated by female doctors, the mortality rates were the same. The New York Times reported on a similar study by Harvard that found that female patients were more likely to die when treated by male doctors. But why is this the case? In recent months, we've heard more reports about how doctors

2019-11-08T08:20:26+00:00August 20th, 2018|

Major Websites Publish Misleading Information About Preeclampsia

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, August 20, 2018. BATON ROUGE, Louisiana. When it comes to pregnancy, more women than ever are seeking advice from the internet. Yet, as the internet becomes a source of information, it also poses the real risk of misinformation. ProPublica recently reported that many major websites, including Harvard Health, have published misleading information about Preeclampsia, a potentially deadly condition. Preeclampsia, according to ProPublica, is one of the leading causes of death during pregnancy and childbirth. Harvard Health has written that preeclampsia "occurs only during pregnancy" yet, when ProPublica sent screen shots of the site to an expert, the expert noted that women can develop postpartum preeclampsia. The

2019-11-07T13:22:39+00:00August 20th, 2018|

Seriously Injured: Can the Ocean Provide Healing?

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Friday, August 17, 2018. JACKSON, Mississippi. If you've been seriously injured in an accident, you may be facing a long road to recovery. You could be facing weeks to months of physical and emotional rehabilitation. The cost of medical care and rehabilitation can add up. Yet, some injured individuals are searching for low-cost and natural healing alternatives. Some patients are finding that spending time by and in the ocean can be incredibly healing, both for victims' bodies and minds. While these alternatives are no replacement for proper medical care and treatment, early research has shown that time by the ocean and water is well-spent. According to ,

2019-11-20T13:59:14+00:00August 17th, 2018|

Traveling with Your Pet: Here are Some Pet Safety Tips

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Friday, August 17, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. Traveling with your pet can be stressful. However, there are steps you can take to make sure that your four-legged friend is safe during your next car ride. Here are some tips for traveling by car with your pet: Get the right travel crate. In general, your pet will be safest if he or she remains in a crate while you are traveling. According to the ASPCA, the crate should be properly ventilated, tall enough for your pet to stand up, and have enough room so that your pet can move around freely inside the crate. If you don't use

2019-11-08T11:06:29+00:00August 17th, 2018|

Doctor prohibited from performing cosmetic surgical procedures

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Thousands of people across the country undergo cosmetic procedures every day for a variety of different reasons. For example, a person living in Louisiana might undergo such a procedure for health reasons, while another person might undergo the same procedure for personal reasons. After the death of a patient, a doctor has been prohibited from performing surgical procedures, such as liposuction and other fat transfer procedures. The patient, a 40-year-old woman, died while undergoing a popular procedure known as a Brazilian butt lift. During this procedure, fat is suctioned from the patient using a medical instrument called

2019-11-07T13:23:55+00:00August 14th, 2018|

Negligence leads to fatal fetal injury

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Pregnancy is, for many Louisiana residents, something to be celebrated. For many people, having a child is a part of what makes their families complete. Soon-to-be parents, especially first-time parents, can sometimes be overly cautious because any illness that the mother suffers has the potential to affect the unborn child. One mother's unborn child suffered an ultimately fatal fetal injury because doctors failed to properly treat her illness. In 2012, a 23-year-old woman went to a local hospital complaining of pain in her right side as well as a urinary tract infection. Doctors determined that the patient was suffering

2019-11-07T13:19:44+00:00August 8th, 2018|

When Websites Peddle Alternative Therapies, How Responsible Are They for Injuries?

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, August 6, 2018. JACKSON, Mississippi. Websites and centers that peddle alternative medicine solutions from everything ranging from back pain to infertility are currently flourishing. Yet, when "patients" get injured while seeking alternative therapies, who is responsible? According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, alternative therapies are no longer relegated to California and major cities on the east coast. St. Louis and other smaller cities are seeing a proliferation of therapies like infrared saunas, salt rooms, reiki, and crystal therapy. Alternative therapies can include everything from Chiropractic care to massage to sauna treatments. While the scientific community claims that many of these treatments offer

2019-11-07T19:32:26+00:00August 6th, 2018|

Doctors Using Potentially Risky Drug to Treat Back Pain

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, August 6, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. According to the New York Times, doctors sometimes use Depo-Medrol, a drug meant to alleviate muscle pain, in patients suffering from back pain. While the drug is not approved for spinal use, as doctors have moved away from prescribing opioids, they have turned to alternatives that can sometimes pose their own share of risks. Depo-Medrol is one such drug seeing increased use. Depo-Medrol, when used in the spine, is associated with risk of blindness, stroke, paralysis, and death. Unfortunately, according to the Times, patients and their doctors may not always be aware of this risk. While

2019-11-08T08:31:37+00:00August 6th, 2018|