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Jan 21, 2020

Who Is Responsible for Truck Cargo Spills?

By |January 21st, 2020|Truck Accident|0 Comments

Cargo spills are a danger to not only the truck driver, but to all vehicles and pedestrians near the truck when the spill occurs. Whether it’s lumber, boxed inventory, liquids, or any type of product – when there’s a spill, drivers near the truck may be struck by the cargo. Drivers who try to veer away from the spill may strike other cars or may veer off the road. The truck driver may lose control [...]

Jan 15, 2020

Defective Tree Stand Injuries Related to Deer Hunting

By |January 15th, 2020|Hunting Accident|0 Comments

Here in Mississippi, deer hunting is permitted in one form or another October through February. Hunters use various strategies and techniques to increase the odds of success. One of tools hunters rely on are tree hunting stands. Tree stands allow hunters to have better sight lines of the surrounding areas as well as help the hunter avoid being seen or smelled by their prey. Hunters who use tree stands and tree platforms are at risk [...]

Jan 14, 2020

Catastrophic Brain Injury – In Their Own Words

By |January 14th, 2020|Brain Injury|0 Comments

Victims of a car accident, fall, act of violence, or sports injury who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) need all types of physical help. They need to be treated by neurosurgeons, pain management doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and many other health providers. For emotional and behavioral help, they may need to work with a psychologist or a psychiatrist. For many TBI accident victims and their families, hearing from other patients and [...]

Jan 7, 2020

Doctor Who Danced During Surgery Is Suspended by Georgia Medical Board

By |January 7th, 2020|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

The Georgia medical board suspended a dermatologist after they learned, by viewing a video, that she was dancing to a hip-hop song called “Cut It” while conducting a surgical procedure. The board said that by continuing to practice she “poses a threat to the public health, safety, and welfare.” The report about the dancing dermatologist was reported in the New York Times on June 7, 2018. The physician, who is the medical director of a [...]

Dec 30, 2019

Proving Liability in an Amazon Truck Accident

By |December 30th, 2019|Truck Accident|0 Comments

Amazon has a new program called Amazon Flex that’s similar in design to the rideshare services Uber and Lyft. The Flex program allows drivers who qualify to work as independent contractors to deliver packages to customers – provided the drivers use their own vehicles and trucks. While this business methodology helps people make some extra money, there is a fundamental question – who is liable if the driver gets into an accident and causes a [...]

Dec 27, 2019

Charles Merkel, III Named to MidSouth Super Lawyers for 2019

By |December 27th, 2019|Firm News|0 Comments

Merkel & Cocke, P.A. is proud to announce that Charles M. Merkel, III is in very select company. He is only one of 5 distinguished attorneys listed by 2019 MidSouth Super Lawyers in the practice area of Personal Injury Medical Malpractice – Plaintiffs who practices law between Jackson and Memphis. This is Mr. Merkel’s fourth consecutive year being named to MidSouth Super Lawyers. He has previously been recognized by Super Lawyers Rising Stars. About Charles [...]

Dec 24, 2019

Ted Connell Named to 2019 MidSouth Super Lawyers and AIOPIA’s “10 Best” Lists

By |December 24th, 2019|Firm News|0 Comments

Merkel & Cocke, P.A. is proud to announce that Edward (Ted) Connell, Jr. has been named to the 2019 MidSouth Super Lawyers list. He is one of only 3 Mississippi attorneys listed for his work in “Personal Injury General – Plaintiffs” who practices north of Jackson and south of Memphis. This is his 8th time being selected for Super Lawyers. Only a small percentage of attorneys in each state are selected to Super Lawyers each [...]

Dec 20, 2019

Charlie Merkel, Jr. Named to 2019 MidSouth Super Lawyers Top 50 List and AIOPIA’s 10 Best List

By |December 20th, 2019|Firm News|0 Comments

Congratulations are in order for Charlie Merkel, Jr., who has been named to MidSouth Super Lawyers’ Top 50 list for 2019. As the managing member of Merkel & Cocke, P.A., Charles M. Merkel, Jr. has garnered an exceptional reputation as a plaintiff's wrongful death and personal injury attorney. He provides strong advocacy for clients throughout Mississippi who have sustained harm from the negligence of others. Mr. Merkel was also named to the American Institute of [...]

Dec 19, 2019

John Cocke Named to Super Lawyers for 14th Consecutive Year

By |December 19th, 2019|Firm News|0 Comments

Merkel & Cocke, P.A. is proud to announce that co-founder John H. Cocke has been named to MidSouth Super Lawyers for the 14th year in a row. He is one of only 5 attorneys listed for the area of Personal Injury Medical Malpractice – Plaintiffs, who practices law between Jackson and Memphis. Super Lawyers objectively rates attorneys for the purposes of the consumer’s review, to help them make ideal choices for their legal requirements. The [...]

Dec 3, 2019

When Is “Failure to Treat” an Act of Medical Malpractice?

By |December 3rd, 2019|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Physicians have more than a duty to treat patients with any disease according to current medical standards. As long as a doctor agrees to examine a patient, the doctor has a duty to actively take steps that are in the best interest of the patient. A failure to treat a patient in a timely manner can have devastating consequences. If the failure to treat according to medical standards causes the patient to suffer physical harm, [...]

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