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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 [...]

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How Does A Class Action Lawsuit Work?

Are you familiar with the terms Asbestos or Mesothelioma? Chances are, you have heard a commercial for a class action lawsuit either on your television or radio. This type of lawsuit is filed by an individual or group of individuals on behalf of a large number of people who have suffered a similar injury or financial harm. Class action lawsuits most commonly involve consumer fraud, misleading advertising, or defective products.   Determining whether a class action can be filed There are various factors that determine whether a class action lawsuit can be filed. When someone contacts a law firm about [...]

Reporting Police Misconduct

We’re all told as children that if something bad has happened then you need to tell a police officer. But what do you do if the police officer is bad? Reporting police misconduct can be scary and difficult. Your integrity may be questioned. You might even get harassed. But reporting misconduct is the first step toward fighting back against corrupt law enforcement. Here is what you need to know.   Record Everything   Regardless of if you’re arrested or not, or if you plan to sue or not, you will need to provide evidence. As soon as you are able [...]

Can You Sue for Road Rage?

Everyone has that one friend or family member that’s an aggressive driver. We often refer to it as road rage, but The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration makes a clear distinction between the two. Road rage is a criminal charge, where aggressive driving is a traffic offense. According to Safe Motorist, 66% of traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving. So, can you sue if you are involved in an auto collision involving road rage or aggressive driving? The answer is yes. But like any personal injury case, you must prove negligence at the fault of the opposing party. If [...]

Do I Need a Lawyer to Receive Workers’ Compensation?

Worker’s compensation is different from other forms of personal injury compensation. There is a whole separate legal system devoted to evaluating worker’s compensation claims. So, do you need a lawyer to receive worker’s compensation? It really depends on your situation. That’s what we’re going to clear up in this article.   The Process You may not have to hire a lawyer, but getting a consultation from a worker’s compensation lawyer is always a good idea. The procedures that you, your employer, and their insurance company have to follow can be complex and aren’t always clear. It’s easy to miss a [...]

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