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Do Families Have the Right to Make Hospice Personal Injury Claims?

November 5th, 2018

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, November 5, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. Medical malpractice claims can often provide a recovery to cover a family member’s personal injury resulting from medical errors. This money can cover additional medical care that may be needed, nursing care, or rehabilitation expenses. Wrongful death claims can also provide families with additional compensation for funeral expenses. But what happens when hospice staff make a mistake? What happens when a family loses a loved one sooner than expected or if a loved one suffers when a funeral is already being planned? Do families have the right to sue when a loved one is hurt due to negligent hospice......

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Medical malpractice lawsuit settled for undisclosed amount

November 1st, 2018

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Sepsis is a condition in which an infection overwhelms an individual’s immune system. There are multiple signs that can indicate a state of sepsis, including increased heart rate, low blood pressure, fever, increased white blood count and positive blood cultures. Diagnosing an individual with sepsis and prompt treatment is imperative to an individual’s ability to survive the deadly infection. Louisiana residents may be interested in one woman’s medical malpractice case that was recently settled with a physician. The woman claimed in the lawsuit that her husband died due to lack of information that could have saved......

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When a Pharmacist Refuses to Fill a Prescription, What Rights do You Have?

October 30th, 2018

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. Under American Pharmacy Organization guidelines, a pharmacist is permitted to refuse to fill a prescription based on religious beliefs. However, what happens after a refusal largely depends on where you live in the U.S. Different states have different laws regarding patients’ rights. Not all states have laws and regulations in place, meaning that it is up to an individual company to decide what to do. In states where laws are in place, companies and pharmacists face sanctions or suspension if they fail to obey the law. However, in most cases, if a pharmacist refuses to fill a prescription, the......

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