Medical malpractice suit blames first responders for death

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Many Louisiana residents have experienced childbirth. Either they have given birth themselves, or they have witnessed a partner or close family member or friend do so. They know that such an experience usually passes with no negative impact on the mother, but that sometimes, she will suffer from complications during or following the birth, even several days later. This may have been what happened when a young woman died not long after enduring a Cesarean section. Her mother recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit, claiming first responders' negligence led to her death. The 30-year-old woman had given birth to her son just a few

2019-11-20T22:58:41+00:00October 29th, 2019|

Jury awards $9 million in wrongful death medical malpractice case

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Many Louisiana residents turn to urgent care clinics when they are experiencing health problems, and the physicians at such facilities, typically, are competent professionals. However, patients who visit these clinics often do not see the same physician each visit, which can sometimes result in inconsistencies and less than ideal treatment. Recently, a jury returned a record-breaking $9 million verdict in a wrongful death medical malpractice case after a woman died following a visit to an urgent care clinic. The woman visited the facility in Dec. 2014 complaining of sharp chest pain, difficulty breathing and coughing. The physician she saw performed an exam, prescribed an antibiotic

2019-11-20T23:00:37+00:00October 23rd, 2019|

How Car Accident Laws in Louisiana Differ from Other States

Some Louisiana laws relating to car accidents are very different from other states. Understanding Louisiana law can help you understand your rights if you have been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence. Direct Action Louisiana is a very unique state in the sense that it allows an injured party to directly name an insurance company in a court case regarding a car accident. This significant difference in Louisiana law allows victims to often receive more compensation as the judge or jury knows that there is an insurance company, rather than an individual, to compensate the injured party. Oftentimes a judge or jury may be sympathetic to a negligent driver and issue smaller judgments. However, if an

2020-01-14T13:55:52+00:00October 23rd, 2019|

Family of nearly brain dead woman files medical malpractice suit

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Many Louisiana residents can relate to the feelings of excitement and anxiety that come with the anticipation of childbirth. Although parents who are expecting worry about the outcome, in most cases, the experience ends with both mother and newborn happy and healthy. However, sometimes complications arise and the long-awaited event ends quite differently. In a tragic example, a woman endured a birth experience that left her in a vegetative state. Her family recently filed a lawsuit accusing her doctors and the hospital of medical malpractice. In July of last year, the 34-year-old woman was admitted to the

2019-11-20T18:52:50+00:00October 15th, 2019|

Car Accident Settlement Process in Louisiana

A settlement is a legal term used to define any agreement between two or more parties that avoids or drops a pending lawsuit and instead awards compensation out of a court setting. Knowing the settlement process in Louisiana can help you understand your rights and what your next best steps should include. Steps Before Settlement Before the settlement process can proceed correctly and legally, certain steps must occur to ensure that the victim is eligible to receive compensation for damages and injuries. The following steps need to be taken before the settlement process can begin. Report the Accident to Police. Reporting a car accident in Louisiana is the important first step in the process. Contacting the police will establish an

2020-01-14T13:57:10+00:00October 13th, 2019|

The Medical Profession Needs to Rethink How Doctors Handle Mistakes

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Friday, October 12, 2018. JACKSON, Mississippi. Doctors are human beings. As such, it is inevitable that they will make mistakes over the course of their careers. When we visit our doctors, we expect the highest standards of care, and our doctors owe us a high standard of care. But what happens when doctors make errors? Sometimes the fear of lawsuits leads doctors to avoid admitting to an error, but some research has shown that apologies and acknowledgement can help doctors and their patients reach better settlements after damaging accidents have occured. Unfortunately, the fear of lawsuits leaves many doctors without the ability to apologize, and this leaves

2019-11-07T13:05:11+00:00October 12th, 2019|

Car Accident Compensation Laws in Louisiana

If you were injured in a car accident in Louisiana, you should know the rights you have to compensation under the laws of the state. Contacting an experienced car accident attorney can help you with the complicated, yet important, legal concepts such as comparative negligence and the determination of fault. The laws regarding Louisiana car insurance are complicated; however, understanding the basics can help you determine your next steps. Car Insurance Laws in Louisiana Louisiana allows an injured party to directly name an insurance company in a court case regarding a car accident. As Louisiana is considered a direct action state, it is important to understand the car insurance laws that relate to car accidents. Louisiana car insurance claims are

2020-01-14T14:00:04+00:00October 3rd, 2019|

Woman sues hospital claiming inappropriate standard of care

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Likely, many Louisiana residents can relate to the experience of visiting a doctor with a health problem only to have the treatment for that problem lead to a different issue requiring its own treatment. This seems to be what happened when a woman in a different state visited a hospital for a chest procedure. She is now suing the hospital, claiming she did not receive the appropriate standard of care. In the lawsuit, she is alleging medical negligence and seeking $100,000 in addition to legal costs. The lawsuit states that the woman went to the hospital in July, 2016 for a procedure in which

2019-11-20T23:04:49+00:00October 2nd, 2019|