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Patient sues doctor after suffering brain injuries

August 21st, 2018

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen 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,......

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Could Having a Male Doctor Increase Your Risk of Death?

August 20th, 2018

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, August 20, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. A recent article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, found that women were more likely to die from a heart attack when their doctors were male, than when their doctors were female. When male and female patients were treated by female doctors, the mortality rates were the same. The New York Times reported on a similar study by Harvard that found that female patients were more likely to die when treated by male doctors. But why is this the case? In recent months, we’ve heard more reports about how......

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Major Websites Publish Misleading Information About Preeclampsia

August 20th, 2018

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, August 20, 2018. BATON ROUGE, Louisiana. When it comes to pregnancy, more women than ever are seeking advice from the internet. Yet, as the internet becomes a source of information, it also poses the real risk of misinformation. ProPublica recently reported that many major websites, including Harvard Health, have published misleading information about Preeclampsia, a potentially deadly condition. Preeclampsia, according to ProPublica, is one of the leading causes of death during pregnancy and childbirth. Harvard Health has written that preeclampsia “occurs only during pregnancy” yet, when ProPublica sent screen shots of the site to an expert, the expert noted that women can develop postpartum preeclampsia.......

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