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Sep 25, 2018

Pelahatchie Construction Site Explosion Reinforces the Dangers Faced By Heavy Industry Workers

By |September 25th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

A building was heavily damaged when an explosion rocked a central Mississippi construction site on the afternoon of September 10 in Pelahatchie, east of Jackson. No one was reported injured. According to news reports, three workers were performing tank welding operations at the Jackson Commodities building when vapor in the air ignited, causing the explosion. According to Mike Ward, Rankin County Emergency Management Director, the top portion of one of the tanks was propelled through [...]

Sep 18, 2018

Is It Safe for Teens to Be Truck Drivers?

By |September 18th, 2018|Truck Accident|0 Comments

A recent driver shortage across the United States has caused a push to put older teens and young adults – ages 18 to 21 – on the highways as truck and tractor-trailer drivers. Many trucking industry representatives, as well as politicians, believe one way to assuage the issue could be loosening federal regulations around the legal age for interstate truck drivers. Past efforts to drop the federal age for tractor-trailer drivers have failed, illustrating that [...]

Sep 10, 2018

Merkel & Cocke Client Awarded $2.4 Million Verdict in OB/GYN Malpractice Case

By |September 10th, 2018|Medical Negligence|0 Comments

Merkel & Cocke, P.A. is proud to announce that partners Charlie Merkel, Jr. and Charles Merkel, III recently secured a $2.4 million jury award on behalf of a client who sustained multiple injuries during a hospital admission for an elective induction for the birth of her child at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. The jury found that our client’s OB/GYN, Dr. James Holzhauer, was ultimately responsible for the multiple injuries she sustained during the course of [...]

Sep 5, 2018

Are Auto Electronic Safety Systems Safe Enough?

By |September 5th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

A recent warning by an industry insurance group tells consumers that their cars and trucks with electronic driver assist don't always see stopped vehicles. More? Their vehicles might even steer them right into a crash if they aren't paying full attention to the road. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently released the results of testing several driver assist programs on several models and brands of vehicles. Specifically, they tested the driver assist programs [...]

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