Posts by Charles M. Merkel, Jr.
Agricultural Equipment Poses Safety Risks for Mississippi Farmers
Farming is one of the toughest—and dangerous—jobs in the United States. Working on a farm requires long hours, lots of manual labor, and operating heavy machinery. When those three things are combined, it can become a recipe for disaster. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mentions that more than 120,000 farmers sustain tragic…Read More
Workers’ Compensation Claims for Mississippi Warehouse Workers
Consumers and workers understand all too well how the pandemic has transformed shopping nationwide. To say that online shopping has increased would be an understatement. Businesses in all occupations have adapted to the needs of the consumer, from offering remote shopping options like curbside delivery to only providing delivery options for consumers. While the increase…Read More
Comedian Bob Saget Dies Due to Head Trauma
Comedian Bob Saget died tragically in January 2022. His death was likely due to head trauma, according to a Florida medical examiner. Saget was best known as the warm, caring father on the TV sitcom Full House and as a clever, witty host of America’s Funniest Home Videos. He leaves behind a wife and three…Read More
Brain Injuries in Sports: What Women Should Know
As women’s sports steal more of the spotlight, especially during the most recent Olympics, more female athletes are sharing their experiences of dealing with traumatic brain injuries. One of athlete brave enough to share her struggle is Sue Lopez, the first semi-professional female football player in the 1970s, who now lives with dementia as a…Read More
How to Identify Seizures in Babies
Childbirth is life-changing and amazing for families, but it does have its own risks. From dying from complications of childbirth to potentially having an umbilical cord wrapped around the baby’s neck, there are several scenarios where the mother can suffer life-threatening complications or – maybe even worse – the baby can suffer birth injuries. A…Read More
Smith & Wesson Held Liable for Wrongful Death after Synagogue Shooting
Wrongful death is a death that occurs based on a person or entity’s negligence or misconduct. In a court of law, it is easy to establish a person’s negligence in the death of someone else. For example, if a drug manufacturer created a product that caused cancer, that company could be held liable for the…Read More
Would You Know if Your Vehicle Was Recalled?
If you have been the owner of a car or two over in the last decade, it is likely that you have experienced at least one recall issue, if not several. Some of the recalls that have garnered the most attention have been because they resulted in devastating injuries and deaths. Do not let that…Read More