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Family of nearly brain dead woman files medical malpractice suit

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Many Louisiana residents can relate to the feelings of excitement and anxiety that come with the anticipation of childbirth. Although parents who are expecting worry about the outcome, in most cases, the experience ends with both mother and newborn happy and healthy. However, sometimes complications arise and the long-awaited event ends quite differently. In a tragic example, a woman endured a birth experience that left her in a vegetative state. Her family recently filed a lawsuit accusing her doctors and the hospital of medical malpractice. In July of last year, the 34-year-old woman was admitted to…

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Woman sues pharmacy claiming medical malpractice led to death

Most Louisiana and Mississippi residents have had to visit a pharmacy to have a prescription filled, and in fact, some people requiring medication for a chronic condition do so regularly. Pharmacists must complete years of education and training in order to properly and safely perform their job duties, so clients should feel safe knowing they will receive the correct type and dosage of medication, along with appropriate instructions for use. However, occasionally, a prescription will be filled incorrectly, and when this happens, the patient’s life may be in danger. As an example, a man in another state died when he was given a different medication than his doctor intended, and the executrix of his estate is now suing the pharmacy…

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Next Big Hospital Infections May Not Be Viruses

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, December 17, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. There exists a kind of disease that cannot be killed by intense heat or disinfectants. No amount of alcohol, peroxide, Clorox, bleach, or heat will kill it. The disease is caused by prions, or infected proteins. Prions are a virulent type of protein. Before we can understand how prions cause disease, we need to understand how healthy proteins work. According to Science Daily, proteins work in our bodies because they fold into a shape that allows them to serve their function. Their chemical composition dictates their shape. Imagine a Slinky and its tendency to expand or contract due to…

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