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Jul 9, 2019

How to Fix Inaccurate Accident Reports

By |July 9th, 2019|Personal Injury|0 Comments

After a car accident which involves death, injury, or damage to a vehicle, it is common practice to contact the police. In fact, for most accidents, it’s required that one of the drivers in the accident contact the police. The police will perform several tasks at the car accident site such as arranging to remove the cars and vehicles to side of the of the road so traffic can proceed. The police will attend to [...]

Jul 2, 2019

Merkel & Cocke Client Awarded $150,000 Resulting from Legal Malpractice by Another Firm

By |July 2nd, 2019|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

In 2008, Lori Cooperwood (nee Chandler) was hurt while working at Cooper Tire in Tupelo. Like most other injured workers, she wanted to file for workers’ compensation. She hired another local law firm to help her with her claim. The mistakes and egregious misconduct of that firm’s law clerk led to an 11-year battle for justice. On June 25, 2019, attorneys Corrie Schuler and Robert Carson were able to secure that justice for Mrs. Cooperwood, [...]

Jun 25, 2019

Why Is Placental Abruption So Dangerous?

By |June 25th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

The placenta grows in the mother’s uterus during pregnancy. The placenta sends oxygen and nutrients to the baby during the growth of the fetus. The placenta is attached to the uterine wall. The baby is attached to placenta through the umbilical cord. A placenta abruption is the separation of the placenta from the uterus before the fetus is ready to be born. It is one of the most dangerous scenarios to mother and the child, [...]

Jun 18, 2019

The 510(k) Process and DePuy Synthes’ Defective Attune Knee System

By |June 18th, 2019|Products Liability|0 Comments

The DePuy Synthes’ Attune Knee System has a high rate of failure. Merkel & Cocke, P.A. is currently accepting cases on behalf of clients who have sustained injuries from the defective Attune knee replacement system. We invite you to contact us to learn more. Medical devices such as the DePuy Synthes’ Attune Knee System need to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA considers approvals according to the requirements of the [...]

Jun 11, 2019

Sudden Airbag Deployments Force Honda to Recall 137,000 Sport Utility Vehicles

By |June 11th, 2019|Products Liability|0 Comments

Reuters announced recently that Honda is recalling the 2019 CR-V following reports of several injuries due to the defective air bags. The airbags deployed even though the cars were not involved in crashes. The company will be replacing the “steering wheel wire harnesses and supplemental restraint system cable reels.” The recall covers 118,000 US vehicles and 19,000 Canadian and Korean vehicles. Honda said the recall is needed because “Metal burrs on the interior surface of [...]

Jun 4, 2019

Retail Workers Have a Higher Injury Rate Than Construction Workers

By |June 4th, 2019|Workers’ Compensation|0 Comments

Mississippi is a great place to live and to work. With all the casinos and entertainment along the Gulf Coast, we bring in a lot of tourists and locals who frequent the attractions, shops and markets all over our state. Retail employees work hard provide the goods and services we need to keep our homes and businesses going. They also keep us from getting hurt by keeping their shops and premises safe from hazards. But [...]

May 28, 2019

Truck Backup Accidents – They Really Can’t See You

By |May 28th, 2019|Truck Accident|0 Comments

The sound is definitely a familiar one – the loud and annoying “beeeep beeeep” from large trucks as they shift into reverse. The sound is meant to alert nearby motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists that the driver is about to back up their truck, and everyone in the immediate area should proceed with caution. Truck drivers have a very limited sight line, even when driving normally. When you add in reversing, turning around, or maneuvering into [...]

May 21, 2019

Children & ATVs: Understanding the Dangers

By |May 21st, 2019|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Taking out the all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) is a popular recreational activity for families here in Mississippi and around the country. Unfortunately, however, this popularity also comes with an increase in injuries and fatal accidents, especially involving children. There’s no doubt that riding ATVs can be a fun day out, but many factors can come together to cause tragedy, and it may be difficult to determine who or what was at fault. According to the American [...]

May 15, 2019

New Bill Would Allow Service Members to Sue for Military Medical Malpractice

By |May 15th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

On Tuesday, April 30, lawmakers introduced a bill that would allow service members to sue the government when they’re a victim of military medical malpractice. Introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, the bill included sponsors and support on both sides of the aisle. The bill, called the Sergeant First Class Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act of 2019, arrived in front of legislators on [...]

May 7, 2019

Top Five Reasons Mississippi Workers Get Hurt on the Job

By |May 7th, 2019|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

While workplace accidents can happen anywhere, some industry sectors are more prone to accidents than others. Construction workers are in constant danger of being struck by objects, falling on uneven ground or being hurt by machines and equipment. Police and firefighters constantly place their lives and their bodies at risk. Hospital workers can easily become infected or suffer back injuries from moving patients around. Workplace injuries in manufacturing jobs are especially dangerous. Truck drivers face [...]

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