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Ignored Warnings Result in Injuries in Hard Rock Hotel Collapse in New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana 10/17/2019- Derrick Pate was among dozens of people who were injured after the future Hard Rock Hotel construction site came crashing down.  Mr. Pate, who was buried under the rubble, had to be dug out.  Authorities are investigating social media videos and claims that show the construction site was in peril days before it fell.  In the video a Spanish speaking voice can be heard describing an aging concrete slab and bent support posts.  Mr. Pate and his attorney Shean Williams hope that the disaster results in stricter codes so that future accidents can be avoided.   [...]

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 [...]

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What is Talcum Powder and Have YOU Been Affected

Many scientific studies show that asbestos can cause cancer that emerges sometimes decades after exposure. A rare and aggressive cancer, mesothelioma is almost exclusively caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos can also cause lung disease as well as other types of cancer.  There are 5 recognized types of asbestos. These are Crocidolite, Amosite, Anthophyllite, Tremolite and Actinolite. The mineral talc in its natural form does contain asbestos and causes cancer, but asbestos-free talc has been used in cosmetics since the 1970’s. While Johnson and Johnson(J&J) insisted on the safety and purity of their baby powder, an investigation shows that the manufacturing [...]

Types of Truck Accidents

Big truck accidents are the deadliest type of collision on U.S. highways. Five plus tons of steel colliding with you at any speed will leave your car and those inside, at the very least, seriously damaged. Over the past decade, the number of big truck and 18-wheeler accidents have steadily climbed with 2017 culminating in 5,000 deaths, alone, and a great factor more injured. But what is considered a “big truck?” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines a big truck as, “Any truck with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 10,000 pounds.” It is important to [...]

8 Ways Police Can and Cannot Legally Infringe on Your Civil Rights

  The ACLU has often stated that the way to build the strongest case for reform is through researching police departments, and discovering relevant policies and practices they enforce. The organization has also stated that to understand officers’ strengths and weaknesses it is important to compare them to other departments. An important topic is use of physical force. This includes understanding your local police department’s formal written policies on how officers are supposed to behave and not behave in particular situations. According to the National Institute of Justice, there is “no single, universally agreed-upon definition of use of force.” The [...]

The American Civil Rights Movement in 2020

The Beginning During the 1950s and 1960s, the civil rights movement fought for social justice, primarily for black Americans to achieve equal legal rights in the United States. The Civil War officially ended slavery, but not discrimination facing the black community. They proceeded to sustain the overwhelming impacts of racism, notably in the South. Black Americans grew tired of prejudice and violence against them. Along with several white Americans, they assembled and launched a unique battle for equality that crossed two decades. During Reconstruction, black individuals held leadership roles. They took public office, desiring equality and voting rights. The effort [...]

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