Month: August 2013

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$765 million NFL concussion settlement shows the power of injury lawsuits

In a stunning announcement, the NFL today stated it reached a $765 million settlement with a consortium of more than 4,500 former players suing the pro football league for failing to adequately protect players from head injuries.  The settlement fund will be used to fund medical care expenses, concussion research, and other concussion-related compensation.  Clinton […]
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Nursing home abuse attorney Charles Meltmar interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

Nursing home abuse and neglect attorney Charles Meltmar was interviewed on Ring of Fire to discuss his recent $1.45 million trial victory in a Virginia nursing home case. Meltmar represents victims of nursing home abuse and neglect in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
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W. Charles Meltmar Appears on 'Ring of Fire' TV Show

Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer W. Charles Meltmar was recently featured on the nationally broadcast Ring of Fire TV show.  On the program, Meltmar discussed his recent $1.45 million trial victory in a Virginia nursing home abuse and neglect case.  Meltmar secured a winning verdict for the family of […]
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Medical Malpractice Attorney Karen Evans Joins The Cochran Firm D.C.

The Washington, D.C. office of The Cochran Firm is pleased to announce that Karen E. Evans has joined the firm as a Partner and Trial Attorney in its medical malpractice section.  She will also serve as Co-Director of The Cochran Firm’s National Medical Malpractice Group. “We are honored that Ms. Evans, who is a preeminent and very […]
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Commemorating the March on Washington’s 50th Anniversary

At The Cochran Firm DC, we would like to take this moment to recognize the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  Tomorrow, August 28th, marks the 50th anniversary of the march.  In 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a […]
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In Maryland, bars may serve dangerously drunk patrons without liability

A recent case in Maryland upheld the legal rule that bars have no liability where they serve alcohol to clearly drunk patrons who later cause fatal injuries to others while intoxicated.  At The Cochran Firm DC, we think this decision is unfortunate and we support any legislative action to protect the public's safety through dram […]
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Safety alert: Montgomery County, Maryland pedestrian accidents increasing

With the back-to-school season in full swing, Montgomery County has seen a rise in pedestrian accidents.  Local police say that in 2013, the Maryland county has already seen more pedestrian accidents than the entire prior year combined.  Some are worried the injury total will continue to rise higher as children go back to school. “Traffic […]
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Alex Rodriguez Prepares to File Failure to Diagnose Claim

Embattled New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is reportedly preparing to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against his team doctor Chris Ahmad for allegedly failing to properly diagnose a torn labrum in his left hip. According to medical records obtained by ESPN, the radiologist working with Dr. Ahmad stated, “Stable postoperative appearance of the […]
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New Herzog documentary highlights dangers of texting while driving

With Virginia recently designating it a primary offense, texting while driving has recently come into the spotlight.  Texting while driving makes drivers 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash, according to a study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.  The study found the average time your eyes are off the road while […]
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Virginia nursing home lawyer featured on DC radio

Washington, DC-based radio station WAMU 88.5 FM recently ran a news story featuring nursing home lawyer Charles Meltmar.  The story featured Meltmar's recent trial victory where he secured a $1.45 million verdict for a Virginia family of a man who suffered terrible burn injuries while staying at a nursing home. "He was someone who was […]
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