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The Cochran Firm Announces $3.6M Verdict in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

  The Cochran Firm Announces $3.6M Verdict in Wrongful Death Lawsuit of Man Shot 17 Times By Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies Video shows Nicholas Robertson did not point gun at deputies Los Angeles, CA - The Cochran Firm has announced that on Monday a unanimous jury awarded the children of a man fatally shot by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies a total verdict of $3.6 million dollars in a wrongful death lawsuit. 28-year-old Nicholas Robertson died after being shot 17 times by deputies assigned to the Lynwood Sheriff’s Station on Dec. 12, 2015in front of an Arco gas station [...]

Florida Doctor Charged with Medical Malpractice in Federal Case

Marla Dixon was just 19 years old when her baby boy was delivered with limp limbs, a blue face, and a severe case of brain damage due to a lack of oxygen in December of 2013. The baby had to be revived by a medical team since the child was unconscious upon delivery. The child’s life was saved; however, the consequence of the doctor’s carelessness is severe and will affect Marla’s baby for the rest of his life. This was never expected to happen in Marla’s case because her pregnancy had been fairly low-risk. In Ms. Dixon’s case, the doctor [...]

The Five Most Common Medical Malpractice Claims

When you seek professional medical help for a health concern, you expect to be taken care of. While most doctors and nurses do their best to provide their patients with quality care, mistakes still happen. In some cases, these mistakes have life-altering consequences for the patient. If a patient is not correctly treated, the medical professional may be liable for further injury. Let’s take a look at some of the most common medical malpractice claims. 1. Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose In the United States, nearly 12 million people are misdiagnosed in an outpatient setting each year. Misdiagnosis is common [...]

How Social Media Can Affect Your Personal Injury Claim

Social media has become a fundamental part of modern life. According to a 2015 study by the Pew Research Center, over 60% of adults use some form of social media. Networking sites provide a space for people to share their experiences, post photos, and catch up with old friends. So what does this have to do with a personal injury case? More than you think. When someone is pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, it’s usually because they’ve suffered a injury, such as a broken bones, a traumatic brain injury, or chronic pain. These individuals deserve compensation for their medical expenses [...]

Road Safety Tips for Back to School

Road Safety Tips for Back to School With back to school around the corner, roads will be congested from school buses, parents dropping off their children and teen drivers who aren't quite vigilant drivers yet. It is important during this time to slow down and be careful of children, especially when in a school zone. If traveling behind a school bus, it is the law to stop when they are loading or unloading students. According to the National Safety Council, children who lose their lives to bus-related accidents were hit by someone who was illegally passing a stopped bus.  Carpool  [...]

Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

A Medical malpractice case happens when a patient is wounded or deceased due to negligence from a doctor or other health care provider. According to the Institute of Medicine, each year nearly 100,000 people die from medical mistakes, yet fewer than 10% of all acts of medical malpractice results in a claim against the doctor or hospital.  Unexpected Outcomes Don’t Amount to Malpractice  Not all cases qualify for a medical malpractice claim. Just because a patient is injured while in their doctor’s care does not entitle them to a claim. With modern medicine continually making new developments there isn’t much [...]

How Soon Should You See a Doctor After an Auto Accident?

3 million people in the United States are injured every year in auto accidents. Around 2 million of the resulted injuries are permanent. If you are involved in an auto accident, no matter the severity of the accident, medical attention should be sought.     High Level Severity   Auto accidents, such as head-on collisions and intersection collisions, are often the most severe types of auto accidents. Especially when occurring at high speeds, medical attention will be needed immediately for all parties involved. It may be necessary for an on-looker to call 911 if none of the parties involved are [...]

Tips for Safe Driving in the Winter

The number of auto accidents significantly increase during the winter months due to the hazardous conditions brought by winter weather. It is important to take extra precautions during the winter months for the safety of both yourself and others on the road. Tips for Safe Driving According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), driving safely in the winter starts before you even get on the road. Regular maintenance and tune-ups important for year-round safe driving but are also important for when the temperature starts to drop. Winter weather can take a toll on car batteries, wipers, coolant, tires, [...]

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