Most Louisiana and Mississippi residents have had to visit a pharmacy to have a prescription filled, and in fact, some people requiring medication for a chronic condition do so regularly. Pharmacists must complete years of education and training in order to properly and safely perform their job duties, so clients should feel safe knowing they will receive the correct type and dosage of medication, along with appropriate instructions for use. However, occasionally, a prescription will be filled incorrectly, and when this happens, the patient's life may be in danger. As an example, a man in another state died when he was given a different medication than his doctor intended, and the executrix of his estate is now suing the pharmacy
Over 6,000 pedestrians were killed in 2018, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. Pedestrian fatalities have increased 41 percent since 2008 and now account for 16 percent of traffic fatalities. Everyone has heard the old adage, “the pedestrian has the right-of-way,” but, from a legal standpoint, that is not always correct. In an accident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle, a pedestrian can actually be at fault, in whole or in part. The Fault of the Driver A driver is “at-fault” or negligent if their conduct deviates from that of a reasonably prudent driver under the circumstances. In addition, a plaintiff must also prove that the driver’s negligence was the actual and proximate cause of their damages. If a
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. When a person undergoes any sort of medical test in Louisiana or elsewhere, unless told otherwise, he or she likely assumes the physician has recommended the test as a necessary and relatively safe diagnostic tool. Unfortunately, in the case of one woman from another state, this assumption proved inaccurate. The woman died a few days after attending what she thought was a routine doctor's appointment, and a jury recently awarded her daughter $3 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital and the cardiologist who treated her. The award has since been reduced to $2.6 million, and the doctor was dropped from the suit.
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, July 15, 2019. Many Louisiana couples can relate to the concept of struggling to conceive a baby. In some cases, people in this situation will try various methods in their attempts to achieve pregnancy. Such was the case with a couple based in another state who pursued in vitro fertilization through a reputable fertility clinic. After the woman gave birth to two baby boys who were not related to either her or her husband, they filed a civil lawsuit accusing the clinic and its owners for medical malpractice. Following the couple's marriage in 2012, they tried to conceive but were unsuccessful. The couple then tried various strategies
The number of bicycle accidents that result in serious injuries, as well as associated costs, has continued to rise over the past two decades. Nearly 1,000 bicyclists are killed each year in accidents involving vehicles. A large percentage of these accidents are fatalities and can have devastating impacts on victims and their families. Common Causes of Bike Accidents Accidents involving a bicycle and motor vehicle are most often caused by: Driver inattention Failure to yield Bicyclist inattention Dangerous road conditions Night riding “Side of the Road” Laws and Bike Lanes All states have “side of the road” rules, which require bicyclists to always ride their bicycles on the far right side of the road, or if possible, in a bike
Thousands of motorcycle deaths occur every year in the U.S. Approximately 15 percent of traffic deaths involve motorcycles, and these accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, as well as other serious injuries such as paralysis and quadriplegia. Accidents between motorcycles and cars can cause serious injury or death, even if there is no actual physical collision between the two vehicles. What is a No Contact Motorcycle Accident A no contact motorcycle accident is an accident in which a driver of a car or truck causes a motorcyclist to wreck, but there is no actual collision between those two parties. The driver of the car or truck can be held responsible for the motorcyclist’s injuries and property damage
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine concluded that medical errors are the nation's third-largest cause of death. However, some medical errors that happen as a baby is coming into the world, rather than resulting in the patient's death, instead cause a birth injury leading to the patient's need for lifelong care. Typically, people in Louisiana and elsewhere who file medical malpractice lawsuits do so with the intent to cover the significant expenses involved following a preventable error. In a recent example, the family of a 4-year-old girl was awarded $229.6 million after the hospital at which she was born was found liable
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Many Louisiana residents have likely experienced depression at one time or another, and for some people, sadly, this is a chronic condition that they struggle with throughout their lives. Many people seek the guidance of a professional to help them deal with this challenging disease, and anyone who has been in this type of situation can attest to the fact that trust is a crucial component of such a relationship. However, sometimes, a mental health professional cannot be trusted and may engage in questionable activities when dealing with patients. This seems to be what happened when three women filed medical malpractice lawsuits against a prominent