Month: December 2014

Do I have a Case?

Do I Have a Case?

Woman sues Howard County General Hospital over amputation

Alleges Johns Hopkins doctors fail to diagnose infection A 59-year-old woman from Baltimore, Maryland is suing Howard County General Hospital, a member hospital of the Johns Hopkins Health System, allegedly doctors failed to properly diagnose an infection which lead to the amputation of her arms and legs (note: although The Cochran Firm, D.C. represents victims […]
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Channel 9 interviews Managing Partner David Haynes on legality of Metro upskirt videos

Debra Alfarone, a television reporter with WUSA Channel 9 (CBS Affiliate), recently interviewed David Haynes, The Cochran Firm, D.C.'s managing partner, on the legality of upskirt videos of Metro riders posted online by an anonymous individual. The videos appear to be shot surreptitiously and without the knowledge of the individuals shown in the clips.   Virginia […]
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Christmas tree fire in Virginia highlights importance of safety

A family living in Manassas, Virginia have lost their home after a fire that began at the family's Christmas tree. By the time firefighters arrived at the 9600 block of Fairview Avenue on Dec. 21, the fire was already burning heavily. Fire officials believe the blaze started at an outlet where the Christmas tree was plugged in. The […]
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NHTSA to investigate Graco child seat recall

Federal authorities are investigating whether child car seat manufacturer Graco complied with time deadlines in reporting safety defects of many of its child restraints.  Under federal law, a manufacturer must file a report with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration within five days of learning a safety defect in a motor vehicle or its equipment. […]
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Study: Antipsychotic drugs widely prescribed in nursing homes

Nursing home residents across the country may be receiving life threatening medication.  According to a recent NPR story, antipsychotic medications are currently provided to nearly 300,000 nursing home residents.  Designed for the treatment of serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, antipsychotics are being administered to residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease by […]
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The Cochran Firm, D.C. managing attorney interviewed about election legal issues

The nationally-broadcasted Ring of Fire Radio show recently interviewed The Cochran Firm, D.C.'s managing attorney David Haynes about legal issues arising from judicial election contests. Prominent trial attorney Mike Papantonio interviewed Haynes about litigation and other legal matters impacting public elections of state, local, and federal judges.
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Takata defies government deadline to expand airbag recall

Japanese based auto parts supplier Takata defied U.S. regulators by ignoring a deadline to expand its recall of airbags that may cause serious injuries to passengers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave Takata until December 3 to expand its regional recall to a nationwide recall or face further action and a possible $35 million […]
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Study shows carcinogens may be 10 times higher in e-cigs

According to research by the Japanese Health Ministry, electronic cigarettes or “E-cigs” could be more dangerous than advertised.   Japanese scientists revealed in a study that the vapor of some brands of e-cigarette fluids have up to ten times the level of carcinogen compared with regular tobacco. Since being developed by a Chinese scientist in 2003, electronic cigarettes have […]
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Drug company Takeda destroys evidence in Actos case, fined $155,000

It only took jurors in a West Virginia court three hours to conclude that Takeda, the pharmaceutical giant and maker of type II diabetes medication Actos (not to be confused with Takada, the maker of faulty airbags), destroyed evidence that could have been used at trial.  The jurors of the Berkeley County circuit court fined Takeda […]
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Women cleared of homicide conviction after GM admits ignition switch may have caused accident

A Texas judge recently cleared the negligent homicide conviction of Candice Anderson. In 2004, Anderson’s Saturn Ion inexplicably veered off the road and struck a tree, resulting in the death of car passenger Gene Mikale Erickson, who was Anderson’s boyfriend.  She pleaded guilty to criminal negligent homicide in 2007. Police originally concluded that Anderson caused […]
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