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The Unintended Consequences of Hospitals’ Approach to the Opioid Crisis

June 25th, 2018

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, June 25, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. In recent weeks and months we’ve heard much about the opioid crisis and opioid overdoses. According to , research suggests that hospital interventions for patients who are hospitalized for overdoses may be lacking. 33,000 people died from opioid overdoses in 2015. Some of these patients may have visited the hospital before their deadly overdose. According to NPR, hospitals may not be taking sufficient steps or interventions when overdose patients end up in the emergency room. Despite the fact that patients who have overdosed may have difficulty filling opioid prescriptions in the future, the study revealed that few of these patients......

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Nearly $30 million awarded in medical malpractice case

June 21st, 2018

Nearly $30 million awarded in medical malpractice case On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, June 21, 2018. As most Louisiana residents are aware, doctors keep very detailed records of a patient’s health history, which includes not only past illnesses and injuries but also allergies. When treated quickly and correctly, allergic reactions are not often fatal. However, if doctors do not act quickly, or fail to administer the proper treatment for these reactions, then the results can be deadly. In those instances, families may choose to file a medical malpractice suit. A jury recently awarded $29.5 million to a family after their loved one died due to a doctor’s failure to......

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Do You Know Your Medication’s Side Effect Risks?

June 20th, 2018

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......

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