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What Is Alarm Fatigue?

September 6th, 2017

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. When you hear a car alarm sound on your street, is your first instinct to call the police and let them know someone is trying to break into a vehicle? What about when the smoke alarm in your home sounds? Do you grab your children, run outside, and call the fire department?     In the above scenarios, most people take neither proposed approach. Instead, they simply hope the owner of the car turns off the alarm soon, or they grab a towel and start fanning the smoke detector until the beeping stops. Humans are inherently......

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Surgical errors cause patient to undergo more surgery

September 5th, 2017

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Louisiana families know that bringing a child into the world is an amazing and somewhat terrifying experience. The memories of the day that a child is born should not be marred by pain caused by surgical errors. Such was the case for one mother who was forced to undergo more surgery to correct a preventable issue. In October of 2014, a woman underwent a cesarean section to deliver her baby. It wasn’t until eleven weeks later that doctors discovered that an eighteen-inch-square sponge had been left inside of her after the procedure was finished. However, because it took so......

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Reducing noise during procedures may help lessen surgical errors

August 30th, 2017

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Facing a surgical procedure, whether through an elective operation or emergency surgery, usually induces apprehension in most patients. It may only add to a patient’s anxiety levels if he or she stops to consider the possibility of becoming a victim of surgical errors . While the majority of Louisiana patients will experience a routine procedure and an uneventful recovery, there are some who may not be as fortunate. Recently, professionals in the medical field offered some suggestions that may be effective in reducing the number of mistakes that are made during operations. It is believed that a......

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