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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 the 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 [...]

Should I Sue My Doctor for Medical Malpractice?

What is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management. Does Your Case Meet the Criteria for Medical Malpractice? Before you decide to sue your doctor for medical malpractice, you should consider whether or not you have the criteria that meets a medical malpractice claim. Not every bad outcome that a patient experiences is a result of medical malpractice. Bad outcomes are often caused by recognized complications [...]

Preparing For Your Court Date

Preparing For Your Court Date Arriving as the plaintiff or defendant, you should always prepare before entering a courtroom. Below are suggested tips on how you should present yourself for your day in court. Attire First impressions are key. The moment you step foot into the courtroom all eyes will be focused on you, so make sure you look presentable. Shower and arrive clean shaven. You should dress in clean pressed, conservative clothing. Men should wear a suit and tie with dress pants and dress shoes. Women should dress in slacks with a blouse, skirt suit or dress with flats [...]

Road Safety Tips for Back to School

Road Safety Tips for Back to School With back to school around the corner, roads will be congested from school buses, parents dropping off their children and teen drivers who aren't quite vigilant drivers yet. It is important during this time to slow down and be careful of children, especially when in a school zone. If traveling behind a school bus, it is the law to stop when they are loading or unloading students. According to the National Safety Council, children who lose their lives to bus-related accidents were hit by someone who was illegally passing a stopped bus.  Carpool  [...]

Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

A Medical malpractice case happens when a patient is wounded or deceased due to negligence from a doctor or other health care provider. According to the Institute of Medicine, each year nearly 100,000 people die from medical mistakes, yet fewer than 10% of all acts of medical malpractice results in a claim against the doctor or hospital.  Unexpected Outcomes Don’t Amount to Malpractice  Not all cases qualify for a medical malpractice claim. Just because a patient is injured while in their doctor’s care does not entitle them to a claim. With modern medicine continually making new developments there isn’t much [...]

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