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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 [...]

New Mexico family files lawsuit against school district over delayed medical care

Administrators waited hours to transport injured student according to lawsuit A New Mexico family recently filed a delayed medical treatment lawsuit against the Aztec School District over allegations school administrators waited hours to transport a student severely injured during a fight.  The lawsuit claims the victims suffered a traumatic brain injury, a seizure, and requires ongoing medical care as a result of the school’s inability to properly respond to the boy’s medical needs. According to reports, the case dates back to December 2015 when the plaintiff’s son was injured in a schoolyard fight and subsequently lost consciousness while under school [...]

The National Black Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 Announces Ibiere N. Seck as Its New President

The National Black Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is proud to announce that Ms. Ibiere N. Seck of The Cochran Firm – California will serve as the association's new president for 2017-2018. The National Black Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is an honorary organization composed of the Top 40 lawyers age 40 or younger in each state. Membership is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to attorneys who excel in their profession or promote diversity.  The National Black Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is one of the very few preeminent organizations in the United States established to promote the nation’s [...]

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10 U.S. States Combating Police Brutality

1. New Jersey In early June of 2020, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal declared many initiatives intended to strengthen trust between their police forces and the communities they assist, including a proposed licensing program for law enforcement and the expansion of the New Jersey's use-of-force database. The measures were detailed during a daily briefing in Trenton from Governor Phil Murphy. These standards came alive as New Jersey citizens and those across the nation took to the roads in protest of police brutality after the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old man who died in May of 2020 while in [...]

Protesting Peacefully in America

The Gazette The Power of Peace Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. —The First Amendment, United States Constitution The Cochran Firm stands for your First Amendment right as an American citizen. To learn more about your legal rights, please contact our 24/7 call center at 1-800-THE-FIRM (673-1555) or send us a message on our website. This right is carried both in [...]

Family Demands Answers After Their 22 Month-Old Child Dies in Foster Care

Cleveland, Ohio 6/25/2020- The parents of a 22-month-old child are demanding answers from the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services as to why their child was left unattended and allowed to choke to death on playing cards on June 16.  Cochran Firm attorney Stanley Jackson does not believe this was an isolated incident as the family has reported prior incidents that were ignored.  Additionally, the child’s parents were allegedly not notified of their daughter's death and only learned of it when they went to DCFS to check in on her well-being. Read more. 

Witness to Rayshard Brooks Shooting Speaks Out

Atlanta, Georgia 6/18/2020- Two Memphis men who had traveled to Atlanta to pursue their dreams in music were in Wendy’s drive-through to witness the shooting of Rayshard Brooks. Additionally, their vehicle was struck on the passenger side by a stray bullet fired by the ex-police officer Garrett Rolfe. “I mean, I don’t know where to start. I witnessed a murder and I was almost killed myself,” said Mike Perkins at a news conference with Melvin Evans and their attorney Shean Williams of The Cochran Firm Atlanta. Read more. 

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