Malfunctioning technology can lead to surgical errors

Likely, any Louisiana or Mississippi resident who has undergone surgery of any sort has experienced at least a bit of nervousness beforehand. With any surgery comes the potential for a poor outcome, and sometimes doctors make mistakes, such as accessing the wrong site. Such was the case for a woman in another state who underwent an operation on her kidney and became the victim of what hospitals refer to as a "never event," a term that applies to surgical errors that should never occur if hospitals follow proper procedures. The patient filed a lawsuit in March of this year, suing the hospital for more than $20 million.

2019-11-28T12:03:20+00:00August 13th, 2019|

Surgical procedures sometimes end tragically

Many Louisiana and Mississippi residents have undergone a cardiac procedure of some sort, or at least have seen a close friend or family member do so. Most people would agree that surgical procedures dealing with the heart can be very stressful for the patient, of course, but also for people witnessing their loved one go through such an experience. Many patients survive the ordeal, but unfortunately, a woman in another state died during open-heart surgery, and several members of her family have filed a lawsuit alleging negligence led to her death.

2019-11-28T12:05:36+00:00August 7th, 2019|

Woman sues pharmacy claiming medical malpractice led to death

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

2019-11-28T12:06:35+00:00July 29th, 2019|

Report says medical devices may result in nerve injuries

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injuries on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Medical technology has made significant improvements and changes in the lives of individuals in Louisiana and all across the world. According to the Food and Drug Administration, there are approximately 190,000 medical devices currently on the market that are approved for physician and patient use. The industry for medical devices has grown rapidly resulting in a $400 billion dollar industry. Despite the multitude of devices available, some people are questioning the safety of devices approved and the FDA approval process. One man in another state reports his personal experience with a medical device and the nerve injuries

2019-11-08T10:59:21+00:00November 28th, 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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

Early brain injuries result in awarded $11.35 million in lawsuit

Early brain injuries result in awarded $11.35 million in lawsuit On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injuries on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Becoming a parent for the first time can be a wonderful and terrifying experience for many people. Parents across Louisiana trust their doctors to help the mother to deliver safely or to perform a caesarian section when a natural delivery is too difficult or impossible to go through with safely. Unfortunately, sometimes, the children can be harmed in these procedures. One family was recently awarded more than $11 million for the brain injuries their now 16-year-old son suffered at birth. The boy was delivered in April of 2001.

2019-11-07T13:36:16+00:00February 27th, 2018|