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
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
By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, December 17, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. There exists a kind of disease that cannot be killed by intense heat or disinfectants. No amount of alcohol, peroxide, Clorox, bleach, or heat will kill it. The disease is caused by prions, or infected proteins. Prions are a virulent type of protein. Before we can understand how prions cause disease, we need to understand how healthy proteins work. According to Science Daily, proteins work in our bodies because they fold into a shape that allows them to serve their function. Their chemical composition dictates their shape. Imagine a Slinky and its tendency to expand or contract due to its
By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. JACKSON, Mississippi. A New York Times investigative report has found that some individuals who were placed in a pilot program to live alone were pushed into solitary living arrangements before they were ready. While many disability and mental health advocates support the right of the mentally ill to live alone and independently, sending a seriously ill person off to live on their own too soon can have devastating consequences. Imagine if a hospital released a patient while he or she was having a heart attack or an asthma attack. Releasing a mental health patient in crisis too soon can have similarly devastating results.
By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, December 10, 2018. BATON ROUGE, Louisiana. The Washington Post recently performed an in-depth investigation into how a private equity Firm's acquisition of a nursing home company led to the alleged neglect of thousands of elderly and sick residents. According to , private equity Firms purchase companies that might be struggling and try to turn them around. However, when the goals of private equity Firms (make profit and cut costs) conflict with safety and industry standards, people can end up hurt or injured. The Washington Post's investigations found that under the management of the private equity Firm, the nursing home's health code violations allegedly rose 26 percent.
By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. JACKSON, Mississippi. Virtually all medication comes with some side effect risk. Some of these risks are small and many patients won't experience any side effects at all. But for the few patients who do experience side effects, these effects can be dangerous and even deadly. According to Vox, depression and suicide risk is a known side-effect for over 200 drugs. The suicide deaths of Anthony Bordain and Kate Spade have raised suicide awareness. The New York Times reports that suicide is a "public health crisis." Suicide can leave families struggling to understand why. While some victims show warning signs, others do not. It
On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. An active, healthy teenager is dead, and her family is wanting answers. The cheerleader had been seen by a doctor at the hospital nearby just two weeks prior after suffering from ongoing bouts of chest pain. Now, the family is claiming that hospital negligence caused the death of their child. Cases similar to this occur too often in the state of Louisiana. According to the report, the young woman was seen at the hospital, where a doctor misdiagnosed her with chest wall pain. After receiving a prescription for pain medication and another for an antibiotic, she was