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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

More about School Injuries | The Cochran Firm

Children are injured every day at school. If your child has been injured at or around school property, you may be wondering who is responsible in the eyes of the law. There are two types of injuries that can occur at school; negligent or intentional injuries. Negligent Injuries While your child is at school, teachers and administration are responsible for providing a safe environment. Parents are hopeful that they are sending their children to safe school environments; however, accidents on school properties are inevitable. Here are some of the common ways children are injured at school: Playground Injuries can occur [...]

Probable Cause | The Cochran Firm

Probable cause is the logical belief that a person will commit or has committed a crime. A police officer following the legal standard gives them the right to search through your personal belongings or property, or obtain a warrant for arrest. This legal standard requests that probable cause is determined by factual evidence and not suspicion. There is not a specific amount of information needed to enable an officer to search your belongings or property. Consenting to a Search According to the 4th amendment of the US Constitution, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, [...]

What to do If You’ve Been Charged With a Criminal Offense | The Cochran Firm

A criminal charge is a formal accusation made by a governmental authority alleging that somebody has committed a crime. Being accused of a crime is a serious matter that can sometimes result in long-term consequences, including jail or prison time, depending on the charges. If you are facing criminal charges, The Cochran Firm can take your case, fight for your rights, and help protect you against injustice and mistreatment. Overview First, an arrest will be made following with a police report that is sent to the prosecutor. This report summarizes the events of the arrest and the details of the [...]

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) | The Cochran Firm

Overview Traumatic brain injuries or TBI is classified as a brain dysfunction caused by a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. Traumatic brain injury often occurs as a result of a severe sports injury or car accident. TBI can be classified as mild, moderate or severe. A medical diagnosis is essential. Treatment for TBI depends on severity which may include rest, medication, and surgery. Your doctor will know how to respond to your brain injury after a thorough examination. Diagnosing and treating TBI can be extremely challenging but proving it in a court of law is even [...]

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