Category: Blog

Do I have a Case?

Do I Have a Case?

Montgomery County files lawsuits against drug companies over opioid epidemic

Opioid lawsuit comes after sharp increase in opioid overdoses in the county Attorneys representing Montgomery County, Maryland recently filed lawsuits against 14 opioid drug manufacturers and distributors over the counties unprecedented rise in painkiller drug overdoses. The county joins a growing list of other municipalities across the country filing suit against opioid drug makers for […]
Posted in: 

Reports detail massive influx of OxyContin and other painkiller drugs into small towns

Rural communities struggle to fight opioid epidemic Recent reports by The Washington Post and the Charleston Gazette-Mail have called into question why tens of thousands of powerful synthetic opioid painkiller drugs have been pouring into small rural towns. Even as state and federal lawmakers have begun to investigate, the damage has already been done to […]
Posted in: 

State health departments struggle to account for all opioid drug overdoses

Responders grappling with the scope of epidemic in vulnerable communities States hit by the opioid epidemic are struggling to account for all the opioid painkiller drug overdoses in their communities as the scope of the crisis continues to grow. While many of us are familiar with the staggering 63,000 drug overdoses reported last year, we […]
Posted in: 

Dr. Akoda C-section Patients May Be Entitled To Compensation

The Cochran Firm, D.C. representing patients of Dr. Charles Akoda - Maryland fake doctor The Cochran Firm, D.C. is representing former patients of Dr. Charles Akoda who claim he performed painful and unnecessary medical procedures on them at Prince George’s Hospital Center and Dimensions Health. Allegations against Akoda, whose real name is Oluwafemi Charles Igberase, […]
Posted in: 

The Cochran Firm, D.C. Representing Patients of Dr. Akoda

PG Hospital Center allowed fake doctor to practice medicine The Cochran Firm, D.C. is representing several former patients of Dr. Charles Akoda while the fake doctor practiced medicine as an OBGYN at Prince George’s Hospital Center and Dimensions Healthcare. Akoda, whose real name is Oluwafemi Charles Igberase, was recently sentenced to prison for using fake […]
Posted in: 

CEA report shows opioid crisis cost U.S. economy over $500 billion in 2016

Economic report on opioid painkiller drug overdoses takes into account human cost of epidemic A recent report by the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) shows the true cost of the opioid epidemic is much greater than previously estimated. In 2015, overdoses from opioid painkiller drugs cost the country $504 billion, a figure six-times higher than […]
Posted in: 

Counterfeit opioids lead to waves of overdoses in embattled communities

Patients hooked on prescription painkillers turning to street drugs Communities battling the opioid epidemic are now struggling to deal with an influx of counterfeit opioid painkiller drugs coming from Mexico and China. Police in major cities have even found clandestine pill pressing operations capable of churning out hundreds of pills an hour that are almost […]
Posted in: 

Martinsburg women come together to help fight opioid addiction in West Virginia

CBS News puts spotlight on women making a positive impact in their community In its ongoing series, A More Perfect Union, CBS News detailed the story of four women from Martinsburg, West Virginia helping to fight the opioid epidemic plaguing their community. Hit hard by the epidemic, West Virginia leads the nation in opioid overdose […]
Posted in: 

Illegal fentanyl trade grows as states battle opioid crisis

Opioid overdoses continue to rise as fentanyl pours into communities Overdoses from fentanyl are quickly becoming one of the leading types of non-natural fatalities affecting communities across the country. Adding to the crisis is the hundreds of pounds of the drug municipalities see coming into their jurisdiction, with massive increases over the previous years. One […]
Posted in: 

Rural America hit hardest by opioid epidemic

Thousands succumb everyday to drug overdose after prescription opioid addiction Rural America has been especially hard hit by the recent opioid epidemic, according to information provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The data suggests residents in rural areas are four times as likely to die from overdose on powerful drugs. Experts looking into […]
Posted in: 


Stay informed with our most recent news, events and employment opportunitities.
1666 K Street NW
Suite 1150
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 682-5800
Have a question?
Get in Touch.
The Cochran Firm handles Medical Malpractice, Catastrophic Personal Injuries, Motor Vehicle Accidents & Wrongful Death Claims for clients throughout the United States of America. The information on this website does not constitute legal advice nor form an attorney-client relationship. Please contact The Cochran Firm today to schedule a free consultation.
© 2021 Copyright The Cochran Firm DC.
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram