Month: January 2014

Do I have a Case?

Do I Have a Case?

MD Court of Appeals: No Deadline Compliance, No Case

A recent decision by the Maryland Court of Appeals highlights important deadlines that apply when pursuing litigation against local governments. This decision demonstrates why it is so important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after an injury. The recent Court of Appeals opinion made rulings on two distinct but related lead poisoning cases. […]
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3-year-old dies after dentist allegedly gave too much anesthesia

A deceased 3-year-old’s parents filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after their child died following a dental operation. The Hawaiian parents say their child Finley Boyle was brought to the dentist for a pediatric root canal and she was given sedatives before the dental procedure. The parents’ attorney says the 3-year-old child was given a negligently […]
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RT America interviews DC injury lawyer Scott Lucas about police brutality

RT America interviewed experienced attorney Scott Lucas in a special report on police brutality. Lucas is a veteran Maryland and Washington, D.C. injury attorney with experience representing victims of police brutality.
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Still time for faulty hip implant recipients to file claims

Stryker and Johnson & Johnson, two medical device manufacturers accused of making defective hip implants, have recently settled hip device lawsuits. Even though some settlements are being reached with hip device companies, recipients of defective hip implants who have not filed a claim are still eligible to seek compensation for defective hip implants. Stryker Corp., […]
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WSJ Covers The Cochran Firm D.C.'s SEC Whistleblower Practice

The Wall Street Journal covered The Cochran Firm, D.C.'s SEC whistleblower practice. The WSJ story quotes managing attorney and whistleblower attorney David Haynes about the firm representing individuals filing qui tam suits under the Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower program.
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$32M Awarded to 11-Year-Old Over Quadruple Limb Amputations

The Cochran Firm's Washington, D.C. office did not provide representation in the following case, but we thought it showcased the importance of the civil justice system for the average American citizen. In the spring of 2011, Ashanti Norals went to an emergency room at the University of Chicago Medical Center with a pain in one […]
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$1.1 million award for Maryland police officer whistleblower upheld on appeal

On Dec. 10, 2013, a federal appeals court upheld a $1.1 million jury award to James Durham, a Somerset County, Maryland sheriff, who blew the whistle on alleged unethical conduct. Don’t have time to read the entire blog post? Here are the quick bullet points: Maryland deputy sheriff James Durham physically subdued a motorcyclist suspect […]
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Case Shows Why Victims Should Consult With an Experienced Attorney

In a recent case decided by the D.C. Court of Appeals, the passenger of a car that was in an accident in New Jersey sued the driver of the car and the driver’s insurer for failure to pay Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits. PIP benefits are state laws that usually provide compensation for some medical […]
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