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Friday, May 31, 2013

Nursing Home Abuse and Wrongful Death

Our nursing home abuse lawyers have seen a lot of tragic cases in our decades practicing law. But nothing compares to cases where the nursing home staff that was supposed to care for a client’s loved one instead engaged in actions that resulted in his death.

A wrongful death is an extreme, yet all-too-common consequence of nursing home abuse. If your loved one died as a result of neglect or abuse from his facility’s staff, our nursing home abuse lawyers are ready to help.

Common causes of wrongful deaths in nursing homes include:
  • Extreme physical abuse
  • Neglect leading to malnourishment or dehydration
  • Medication errors
  • Medical malpractice on the part of on-site medical personnel
Facility staff has obligations to their residents, and when they fail to live up to those obligations you have the right to speak to a nursing home abuse lawyer.

We’ll evaluate your claim at a free, no-obligation initial consultation and discuss your case with care and compassion.

If a loved one has died as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect and you’re looking for a skilled nursing home abuse lawyer anywhere in the country, please contact Cochran Firm today.

posted by Admin at 9:29 AM

Friday, May 24, 2013

Surgical Errors

We are never more vulnerable than when we are undergoing surgery. Our lives are literally in the hands of surgeons, nurses and anesthesiologists. Surgical errors tend to have devastating, even fatal consequences. If you’ve been hurt by an avoidable mistake during surgery, the experienced medical malpractice lawyers at the Cochran Firm can help.

Common surgical errors that our medical malpractice lawyers see include:
  • Foreign objects left in a patient’s body
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Surgery performed on the wrong patient
  • The wrong organ or appendage being removed (patients have had healthy kidneys and feet incorrectly removed)
These mistakes are all unacceptable. Medical professionals have an obligation to provide the patient under their care with the best treatment possible.

Our medical malpractice lawyers don’t think you should have to suffer as a result of a doctor’s mistakes. If you’ve been hurt in surgery, we can help you pursue compensation for your injuries and financial loss.

If you’re looking for a skilled medical malpractice lawyer anywhere in the United States, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation.

posted by Admin at 9:26 AM

Friday, May 17, 2013

How Long do I Have to Report an Accident to my Employer?

Because the US does not have a uniform system of workers’ compensation or personal injury litigation, laws and regulations will vary state-to-state. How long you have before you must report an injury to your employer depends on where you live.

The best advice we can give to anyone who has suffered an injury while on-the-job is to report your injury as soon as possible, then speak with a personal injury lawyer. Speed is of the essence.

However, 30 days is often a useful guideline for workers’ compensation laws. Your state might give you more time, but there’s little to be gained from waiting longer.

 Because Cochran Firm is a national firm, our personal injury lawyers are able to help injured workers throughout the country. Our attorneys will know the workers’ compensation laws in your states and help guide you through the process.

That’s why it’s so important to speak with a personal injury lawyer with experience in workplace accidents, even if you don’t intent to file suit and just want to deal with the workers’ compensation system.

We can help you navigate these complicated waters and make sure you meet all the deadlines.

If you’re looking for an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you after your workplace accident, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation.

posted by Admin at 9:25 AM

Friday, May 10, 2013

Car Accidents in Parking Lots

Parking lots can be dangerous places, and a large percentage of this nation’s accidents take place in some kind of parking structure. While many parking lot accidents occur at relatively low speeds, they’re still dangerous, and you will likely need our skilled car accident lawyers to help you handle liability and insurance concerns.

Many drivers are so intent on finding a spot in a crowded parking lot that basic safety concerns are forgotten. This can cause:
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Sudden, dangerous stops
  • Front-to-side collisions
Because most parking structures are private property, the usual rules of the road don’t apply, which makes determining fault and liability complicated. That’s why it’s so important to speak with a car accident lawyer about your parking lot collision.

Our car accident lawyer can help you:
  • Pursue a claim against the other driver
  • Pursue a claim against the parking lot owner
  • Deal with the insurance companies
The owners of private lots often try to protect themselves from liability, but they are still responsible for creating a safe lot or parking structure.

If they fail to do so, perhaps because of inadequate lighting or some other issue, they can be held liable for an accident that occurs in their lot.

If you’re looking for an experienced car accident lawyer anywhere in the United States, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation.

posted by Admin at 9:22 AM

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