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The Medical Profession Needs to Rethink How Doctors Handle Mistakes

October 12th, 2019

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Friday, October 12, 2018. JACKSON, Mississippi. Doctors are human beings. As such, it is inevitable that they will make mistakes over the course of their careers. When we visit our doctors, we expect the highest standards of care, and our doctors owe us a high standard of care. But what happens when doctors make errors? Sometimes the fear of lawsuits leads doctors to avoid admitting to an error, but some research has shown that apologies and acknowledgement can help doctors and their patients reach better settlements after damaging accidents have occured. Unfortunately, the fear of lawsuits leaves many doctors without the ability to apologize, and this......

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Car Accident Compensation Laws in Louisiana

October 3rd, 2019

If you were injured in a car accident in Louisiana, you should know the rights you have to compensation under the laws of the state. Contacting an experienced car accident attorney can help you with the complicated, yet important, legal concepts such as comparative negligence and the determination of fault. The laws regarding Louisiana car insurance are complicated; however, understanding the basics can help you determine your next steps. Car Insurance Laws in Louisiana Louisiana allows an injured party to directly name an insurance company in a court case regarding a car accident. As Louisiana is considered a direct action state, it is important to understand the car insurance laws that relate to car accidents. Louisiana car insurance claims are......

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Woman sues hospital claiming inappropriate standard of care

October 2nd, 2019

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Likely, many Louisiana residents can relate to the experience of visiting a doctor with a health problem only to have the treatment for that problem lead to a different issue requiring its own treatment. This seems to be what happened when a woman in a different state visited a hospital for a chest procedure. She is now suing the hospital, claiming she did not receive the appropriate standard of care. In the lawsuit, she is alleging medical negligence and seeking $100,000 in addition to legal costs. The lawsuit states that the woman went to the hospital in July, 2016 for a procedure in......

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