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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 very few preeminent organizations in the United States established to promote the nation’s [...]

Atlanta, D.C. & Metairie Offices: 2017 Best Law Firm List

The Cochran Firm Celebrates “Best Law Firms” Rankings by U.S. News & World Report ATLANTA, Ga., March 17, 2017 – The Cochran Firm is proud to announce three regional offices have been selected “Best Law Firms” for 2017 by U.S. News & World Report.  The Cochran Firm- Atlanta, The Cochran Firm- D.C., and The Cochran Firm- Metairie are ranked among the best in Metropolitan Rankings within the U.S. “U.S. News is the global authority in rankings,” says Tim Smart, executive editor of U.S. News & World Report. This year’s “Best Law Firms” list is based on the highest number of [...]

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How Do Attorneys Set Their Fees?

The number one reason people avoid pursuing a lawsuit is the cost of hiring a lawyer. Costs associated with hiring a lawyer can be pricey. Therefore, it's an important aspect to consider when deciding whether or not to go through with your claim. Legal fess are set and determined by a contract between the attorney and the client. The obligations of both parties and payment are discussed, agreed upon, and then most likely put in writing. What factors are considered? Time: Every type of case is different and beyond that, every individual case is different. The time the attorney puts into [...]

What is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Statutes of limitations are laws passed by legislative bodies that set the maximum time after an event within which legal proceedings may be initiated. Regarding medical malpractice lawsuits, specifically, the deadline ranges from two to six years depending on the state in which the case takes place. Find the statute of limitations for medical malpractice in your state here. The Discovery Rule  Another component to the statute of limitations rule in medical malpractice cases is the discovery rule. The discovery rule is an exception to the standard deadlines (given by state in the link in above paragraph). The purpose of [...]

Can I Sue If My Surgery Resulted in Complications?

On average, surgery centers have 19 cases per day. The risks and intensity of each surgery vary, along with the likeliness of postoperative complications. More than 40 percent of all patients who experience complications after surgery experience them after being discharged from the surgery site. Complications can be minor or extreme, ranging from infection, to hemorrhaging, to death. Not every bad outcome that occurs during a surgery or procedure is automatically deemed to be medical malpractice. In fact, most complications are not considered to be malpractice. Often, the issue of malpractice may be determined by the surgeon’s response to a known, but [...]

How is “Pain and Suffering” Calculated?

The compensation you receive from winning a civil case has several categories. In this article, we’re going to look at a category called “pain and suffering”. Pain and suffering damages can be the largest part of your compensation, so it’s important to know what it is and how it is calculated. We’ll use an example of someone slipping and falling at a store. Our victim suffered a broken hip. What Is It? After an injury, there is a financial impact. You have bills. You’re not able to work. Asking for this kind of compensation in your suit is easy. To [...]

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