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Jury awards man $8.5 million due to failure to diagnose cancer

August 27th, 2019

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Most Louisiana residents, at some point in their lives, have had to visit a hospital or medical facility for testing, and of course, everyone hopes for an accurate and timely diagnosis. Sometimes, a patient will receive bad news in the form of a cancer diagnosis, but if a doctor delivers such news early enough, the problem can often be resolved. Other times, however, a doctor’s failure to diagnose a serious medical condition can lead to many more problems. Unfortunately, this seems to be what happened to a man from another state who was recently awarded $8.5 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit against two doctors......

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Quadriplegic awarded $56 million in medical malpractice lawsuit

August 21st, 2019

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Many Louisiana residents probably take for granted their ability to walk with relative ease and freedom. For some, not until mobility is suddenly taken away from them do they realize how much it was appreciated. Unfortunately, surgical procedures can sometimes result in such a loss, and such situations often have a significant effect on a person’s life. Recently, a woman in another state and her husband were awarded $56 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit in which she alleged a surgical procedure she had undergone 10 years ago had left her a quadriplegic. In 2009, the then 56-year-old woman had experienced pain and tingling......

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Scary Cycling Statistics and the Truth About Front-End Bicycle Accidents

August 15th, 2019

Bicycling is a fantastic pastime that has many positive health benefits and environmental impacts. A recent publication by the Harvard Medical School, for example, notes that bicycling can improve your joint and bone health, improve your blood flow and heart function, and build up valuable muscles that help with everyday activities.  Unfortunately, however, bicycling also has significant associated risks. Cyclists must share the road with far larger, heavier, and faster vehicles that do not always take proper care to ensure the safety of smaller vehicles like bikes and their riders. This article explores some alarming statistics regarding bicycle accidents in general, and front-impact accidents in particular. If you have been injured in a traffic accident as a cyclist, and if......

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