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Different Types of Birth Injuries

November 3rd, 2019

During that time when you are the most excited to welcome your new family member, tragedy strikes and your child is diagnosed with a birth injury. Birth injuries are typically a type of claim that is brought under medical malpractice law. If your baby has any of the following types of injuries, you should speak to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer about whether you have an actionable birth injury claim. Cerebral Palsy Unfortunately, cerebral palsy is one of the most common types of birth injuries. The term cerebral palsy actually refers to a group of disorders that will affect a person’s posture, their mobility and ability to maintain balance. Cerebral indicates that the condition has to do with the brain,......

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Medical malpractice suit blames first responders for death

October 29th, 2019

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Many Louisiana residents have experienced childbirth. Either they have given birth themselves, or they have witnessed a partner or close family member or friend do so. They know that such an experience usually passes with no negative impact on the mother, but that sometimes, she will suffer from complications during or following the birth, even several days later. This may have been what happened when a young woman died not long after enduring a Cesarean section. Her mother recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit, claiming first responders’ negligence led to her death. The 30-year-old woman had given birth to her son just a......

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Jury awards $9 million in wrongful death medical malpractice case

October 23rd, 2019

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Many Louisiana residents turn to urgent care clinics when they are experiencing health problems, and the physicians at such facilities, typically, are competent professionals. However, patients who visit these clinics often do not see the same physician each visit, which can sometimes result in inconsistencies and less than ideal treatment. Recently, a jury returned a record-breaking $9 million verdict in a wrongful death medical malpractice case after a woman died following a visit to an urgent care clinic. The woman visited the facility in Dec. 2014 complaining of sharp chest pain, difficulty breathing and coughing. The physician she saw performed an exam, prescribed an......

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