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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 [...]

Apr 29, 2019

Spinal Surgery Malpractice by Veterans Administration Surgeons Continues

By |April 29th, 2019|Firm News|0 Comments

A recent study by The Clinical Spine Surgery looked at why VA doctors continue to operate on the wrong part of the spines of veterans. The Veterans Administration says that 32 of these spinal surgery medical mistakes occurred between 2000 and 2017. Operating on the wrong part of the spine can cause extensive long-term damage to patients. For starters, the patients normally will need two follow-up operations. The first is to correct, if possible, any [...]

Apr 23, 2019

Britax Jogging Stroller Poses a Safety Risk to Children and Adults

By |April 23rd, 2019|Products Liability|0 Comments

Britax, manufacturer of popular – and pricey – children’s products, is facing a problem. The three-wheeled BOB jogging stroller poses a danger to the children who are in the strollers and the parents who push them. The danger is the that front wheel of the stroller tends to fall off. Already, there have been reports of hundreds of crashes that have caused broken bones, torn ligaments, and smashed teeth. Britax has acknowledged problems with the [...]

Apr 16, 2019

Another Bus Crash on Its Way to Mississippi Casinos Leads to Injuries

By |April 16th, 2019|Bus Accident|0 Comments

About 6 months ago, we talked about a bus headed towards the Tunica casinos which killed two passengers and injured 44. On March 15, 2019, WAFB 9 reported that another bus, one headed on Interstate 10, crashed near the John C. Stennis Space Center. According to the local sheriff, the bus ran off the highway, struck a sign and then crashed into some trees. Though no one died in this crash, 26 passengers were injured, [...]

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