Month: April 2014

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Four Cochran Firm, D.C. Attorneys Named to 2014 Super Lawyers List

The Cochran Firm, D.C. today announces that four of its personal injury, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, and medical malpractice attorneys have been selected for the 2014 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list. David E. Haynes was selected as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer for personal injury plaintiffs. Karen E. Evans was selected as a Washington, D.C. Super […]
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Proof that whistleblowing works

If you have knowledge of fraud being perpetrated against the federal government, you may be reluctant to file a whistleblower qui tam claim. You may feel powerless and that your qui tam claim won’t change anything. Nothing could be further from the truth. There are many areas of whistleblower areas where it may be difficult […]
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GM Seeks to Avoid Accountability for Deadly Ignition Switch Defects

If you paid attention to General Motors CEO Mary Barra’s apologies, you would think GM feels remorseful and responsible for manufacturing cars containing ignition switch defects that are associated with 13 deaths. “We do understand we have civic responsibilities as well as legal responsibilities,” Barra said in testimony on Capitol Hill in early April. Barra’s […]
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Testosterone replacement therapy litigation update

Motion to combine federal Androgel lawsuits filed AndroGel consumers are filing lawsuits nationwide after alleging the testosterone replacement therapy product caused heart problems. Plaintiffs in more than 30 AndroGel lawsuits recently sought to have their cases consolidated in a multidistrict litigation (MDL). Billion-dollar pharmacentural corporations Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie Inc., who designed, manufactured, supplied, and […]
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Auto Fatalities and Injuries on the Rise

By Willard P. Techmeier - lead attorney at the Cochran Firm Wisconsin The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration recently reported that the number of people killed in automobile crashes increased significantly in 2012. The new numbers represent the first time there has been an increase in the number of automobile related fatalities in the past six […]
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The Washington Post quotes partner Karen Evans on controversial D.C. fire lieutenant's retirement

The Washington Post quoted Karen Evans in a story about the D.C. fire lieutenant in charge of the fire station that allegedly refused to help Medric Cecil Mills as he suffered a health emergency. Evans, an experienced trial attorney and partner with The Cochran Firm, D.C., represents the Mills family. Their attorney, Karen Evans, said […]
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Karen Evans on SiriusXM radio host Joe Madison's The Black Eagle show

Karen Evans, trial attorney and partner with The Cochran Firm, D.C. was interviewed by on SiriusXM radio host Joe Madison's The Black Eagle show. Madison interviewed Evans and her client, Marie Mills, regarding the death of Mills' father Medric Cecil Mills and the alleged failure of the D.C. Fire and EMS Department to provide help […]
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Pharmaceutical Corporation Fined $1M for Hiding Lawsuit Documents

American consumers have filed hundreds of lawsuits against global pharmaceutical corporation Boehringer Ingelheim after its blood thinning drug Pradaxa allegedly caused severe bleeding. But Boehringer and the law firm it hired, Covington & Burling, have not been playing fair in the ensuing litigation. In December 2013, a federal judge in Illinois fined Boehringer almost $1 […]
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Karen Evans in National Law Journal Story on Fort Hood Shooting

Karen Evans, partner with The Cochran Firm D.C., was recently interviewed by the National Law Journal about legal implications of the April 3, 2014 shooting at the Fort Hood, Texas, military base.
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Maryland’s proposed whistleblower law would protect taxpayers from fraud

In Maryland, whistleblower lawsuits are only allowed against health care companies under the False Health Claims Act of 2010. Under a proposed expansion of the law, employees of contractors could bring whistleblower claims when their employer defrauds the state of Maryland by overcharging, lying about expenses, or otherwise engaging in unethical behavior. The law would […]
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