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Nov 6, 2018

The VA Has Fewer 1-Star Hospitals – But There Is Still Work to be Done

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The latest rankings of Veterans Affairs hospitals have been released, and the number of 1-star hospitals has dropped from 14 to 9. This is good news, of course, but we should not get our hopes up quite yet; 35 hospitals were given 2-stars, which means just under a third of all ranked VA hospitals (146 in total) are still below average. According to USA TODAY, 40 hospitals in all dropped at least one star, and [...]

Oct 16, 2018

The Unscrupulous Practice of Balance Billing

By |October 16th, 2018|Medical Negligence|0 Comments

Many of us will require emergency medical care at some point in life. Depending on the type of ailment you have when the medics arrive, you may not have a say in who provides you with care, including the ambulance and the hospital to which you are taken. Unfortunately, some healthcare providers have figured out a way to overcharge patients in their hour of need through the practice of balance billing. This is certainly an [...]

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 [...]

Apr 20, 2018

Medical Malpractice Claims for Paramedic/EMT Negligence

By |April 20th, 2018|Medical Negligence|0 Comments

Medical negligence cases can take many forms. Sometimes, it can be an obvious, blatant mistake such as when a physician operates on the wrong patient, removes the wrong organ or leaves a piece of surgical equipment inside after a procedure. But it can also include mistakes made by other medical professionals such as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics, the first responders who drive ambulances and render aid in emergency situations. These vital professionals serve [...]

Apr 3, 2018

Mississippi Hospital Safety Grades

By |April 3rd, 2018|Medical Negligence|0 Comments

Before you are admitted to a hospital to receive medical care, you may want to take some time and find out how safe the hospital is. There are a few different ways to check on hospital safety. LeapFrog has a Hospital Safety Grade, which assess more than 2,500 hospitals throughout the United States twice each year. The scores you see now are from the fall and they will do another round of reviews in the [...]

Nov 30, 2017

How to Sue Your Doctor for Medical Negligence

By |November 30th, 2017|Medical Negligence|0 Comments

Discovering that you have suffered a serious injury because of your doctor’s negligence can be a difficult thing. You understand that filing a lawsuit is not going to fix the mistake, and if you have lost a loved one due to a medical error, winning a lawsuit will not bring back your loved one. But taking legal action is the only way to obtain justice when you have sustained a preventable injury, and to hold [...]

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