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Aug 19, 2019

Congratulations, John Cocke, on Being Named to Best Lawyers in America!

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

Merkel & Cocke, PA is thrilled to announce that partner John Hartwell Cocke has been named to the annual Best Lawyers in America® list for his work on behalf of medical malpractice and personal injury plaintiffs. Mr. Cocke has been selected for inclusion every year since 2007. What is Best Lawyers in America? The Best Lawyers in America publication is released annually and has become one of the most trusted names in the legal sector [...]

Aug 13, 2019

The Dangers of Driving in Rural Mississippi

By |August 13th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

No matter where you are going when you are driving your car, you must always take precautionary measures to stay safe on the road. If live or work here in Mississippi, though, you have to take more precautions than most. More vehicle accidents occur in Mississippi than almost anywhere else in the United States. One of the primary reasons why accidents happen in our state more than other areas is the percentage of rural roads. [...]

Aug 6, 2019

What Are the Most Common Injuries in Casinos?

By |August 6th, 2019|Personal Injury|0 Comments

When most people think about visiting the casino, they think about playing the slots, making a few bets, and enjoying some card games, such as poker and blackjack. Most people would not even think about the possibility of suffering from a serious injury while visiting a casino, but different injuries have been sustained at various casinos across the United States. You could sustain injuries just about anywhere inside the building, whether you are using the [...]

Jul 30, 2019

The Challenges of Suing FedEx

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

When you get into an accident with a commercial truck, the most important part of your claim is determining liability: who is responsible for the damage and your injuries, and who can be held liable? Maybe it’s the driver who was speeding, or the company itself, which failed to maintain its fleet. Maybe the liability falls with the shipper or the broker. When that truck is a FedEx truck, however, there can be additional concerns [...]

Jul 25, 2019

Recalled Products That Are Putting Lives at Risk

By |July 25th, 2019|Defective Products|0 Comments

When a product is recalled, it is because the product is defective or harmful to people in some way. It may not function the way that it was intended to, which can put the lives of many people in jeopardy. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission takes on the responsibility of announcing recalls to the public, making sure that everyone is aware of the problems with certain products while discontinuing the use of those [...]

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 [...]

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