Month: August 2015

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IT Company Pays $5.9M to Settle False Claims Act Whistleblower Suit

PC Specialists allegedly overbilled the government for computer equipment PC Specialists Inc., operating as Technology Integration Group (TIG), has agreed to pay the federal government almost $6 million to settle allegations the IT company inflated the price of computers sold through a subsidiary to the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Sandia National Laboratories in New […]
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SAP executive pleads guilty in bribery scheme

Former regional director deemed bribes necessary to conduct business Vicente Eduardo Garcia, a former vice president of global and strategic accounts for software company SAP, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for his role in helping to secure a multi-million dollar contract with the Panamanian government. The […]
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Judge Approves $9M Settlement in VA Family’s Cerebral Palsy Suit

Injury victim and family await Department of Justice decision A Virginia couple whose son who suffered permanent brain damage during his traumatic birth in 2010 are awaiting approval by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the $9 million settlement reached by the family and Hawaii’s Tripler Army Medical Center. A federal judge recently approved the settlement but […]
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Billionaire named in nursing home whistleblower lawsuit

Feds allege CEO benefited from overbilling Medicare for patient rehabilitation Forrest Preston, the founder and CEO of Life Care, is personally facing a count of unjust enrichment in a False Claims Act whistleblower lawsuit. Federal prosecutors allege Preston profited from the overbilling patients at Life Care nursing home centers nationwide. The lawsuit alleges Life Care nursing […]
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Karen E. Evans Featured on Cover of East Carolina Alumni Magazine

Former Air Force Captain, registered nurse, and current partner of The Cochran Firm, D.C. tells her story Karen E. Evans, partner at The Cochran Firm’s Washington, D.C. office, was recently featured on the cover of East Carolina University’s alumni magazine. Evans’ story focuses on her lifelong goal of helping those in need, as well as her […]
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David Haynes and Karen Evans Selected for 2016 Best Lawyers in America

We are  proud to announce that our managing attorney David Haynes and partner Karen Evans have been selected to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Haynes and Evans were chosen for the list for the practice areas of personal injury and medical malpractice. “It is an honor to be named to The Best […]
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$1.5 million verdict in Virginia case of stillborn child

Plaintiff alleged doctors failed to practice standards of medical care A Chesapeake, Virginia woman was recently awarded a $1.5 million verdict after jurors determined hospital staff at Chesapeake General Hospital were responsible for the stillbirth of her child. The plaintiff was in labor for almost four hours before a Cesarean section was initiated. Attempts to resuscitate […]
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FDA Issues Warnings to Manufacturers for Not Reporting Superbugs

The Food and Drug Administration is sending warning letters to makers of medical devices known as duodenoscopes for failing to report serious problems with the devices. The medical scopes are blamed for an outbreak of deadly bacteria in hospitals in Los Angeles, Seattle, and other areas. Duodenoscopes are used in a procedure known as endoscopic […]
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Family of pedestrian struck in Fairfax, Virginia receives $975,000 settlement

The family of a government employee who died after being struck in a Fairfax crosswalk recently settled their wrongful death lawsuit with the driver’s insurance company for just under $1 million. The victim was on his way to work when he was struck by a driver at approximately 6:45 AM near Fort Belvoir in Fairfax, Virginia. The […]
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FDA warns Kim Kardashian over Instagram post about morning sickness drug

Food and Drug Administration: reality T.V. star violated federal drug marketing guidelines Kim Kardashian’s endorsement of the morning sickness drug Diclegis on social media has drug maker Duchesnay USA under pressure from the Food and Drug Administration. In an Instagram post gathering almost half a million “likes,” Kim Kardashian claimed the morning sickness medication made her feel […]
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