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Dec 24, 2019

Ted Connell Named to 2019 MidSouth Super Lawyers and AIOPIA’s “10 Best” Lists

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Merkel & Cocke, P.A. is proud to announce that Edward (Ted) Connell, Jr. has been named to the 2019 MidSouth Super Lawyers list. He is one of only 3 Mississippi attorneys listed for his work in “Personal Injury General – Plaintiffs” who practices north of Jackson and south of Memphis. This is his 8th time being selected for Super Lawyers. Only a small percentage of attorneys in each state are selected to Super Lawyers each [...]

Dec 20, 2019

Charlie Merkel, Jr. Named to 2019 MidSouth Super Lawyers Top 50 List and AIOPIA’s 10 Best List

By |December 20th, 2019|Firm News|0 Comments

Congratulations are in order for Charlie Merkel, Jr., who has been named to MidSouth Super Lawyers’ Top 50 list for 2019. As the managing member of Merkel & Cocke, P.A., Charles M. Merkel, Jr. has garnered an exceptional reputation as a plaintiff's wrongful death and personal injury attorney. He provides strong advocacy for clients throughout Mississippi who have sustained harm from the negligence of others. Mr. Merkel was also named to the American Institute of [...]

Dec 19, 2019

John Cocke Named to Super Lawyers for 14th Consecutive Year

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

Merkel & Cocke, P.A. is proud to announce that co-founder John H. Cocke has been named to MidSouth Super Lawyers for the 14th year in a row. He is one of only 5 attorneys listed for the area of Personal Injury Medical Malpractice – Plaintiffs, who practices law between Jackson and Memphis. Super Lawyers objectively rates attorneys for the purposes of the consumer’s review, to help them make ideal choices for their legal requirements. The [...]

Dec 3, 2019

When Is “Failure to Treat” an Act of Medical Malpractice?

By |December 3rd, 2019|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Physicians have more than a duty to treat patients with any disease according to current medical standards. As long as a doctor agrees to examine a patient, the doctor has a duty to actively take steps that are in the best interest of the patient. A failure to treat a patient in a timely manner can have devastating consequences. If the failure to treat according to medical standards causes the patient to suffer physical harm, [...]

Nov 26, 2019

When and How to Settle Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

By |November 26th, 2019|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

Workers who are injured due to an accident or who suffer an occupational illness are entitled to wage loss benefits and payments for all reasonably necessary medical expenses. In some cases, workers may also be entitled to vocational rehabilitation expenses. Injured employees generally receive 2/3 of their average weekly wage, up to a state maximum, until they are able to return to work. Some workers never fully recover from their accident or their illness. Workers [...]

Nov 19, 2019

How Can a Car Accident Lead To a TBI?

By |November 19th, 2019|Brain Injury|0 Comments

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur for many different reasons: a car crash, a slip and fall, a sports injury, or for other reasons. The common denominator is that there is usually a violent blow to the head. Victims of traumatic brain injuries need immediate emergency medical care. Traumatic brain injuries from a car crash can, according to, cause bleeding and loss of oxygen in the brain. The skull may fracture. Brain tissue may be [...]

Nov 12, 2019

Task Force Faults Boeing and FAA for Two Deadly 737 Max Crashes

By |November 12th, 2019|Wrongful Death|0 Comments

Two fatal crashes of the Boeing 737 Max have led to multiple investigations into what caused the planes to nose-dive. In both crashes, the pilots of the planes failed to adequately respond when just one sensor failed causing the nose-dives to occur with minutes after takeoff. The Boeing 737 Max was grounded after the second crash. Boeing is trying to prepare a software fix while regulators are reviewing what went wrong. While the Boeing Max [...]

Nov 6, 2019

Congratulations, John Cocke, on Being Selected for Mid-South Super Lawyers!

By |November 6th, 2019|Firm News|0 Comments

Merkel & Cocke, P.A. is proud to announce that partner John H. Cocke has been selected for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2019. This is Mr. Cocke’s 14th consecutive year being selected for inclusion. Super Lawyers is an objective rating service designed to help consumers make good choices for the legal needs. Each year, the service reviews “outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and [...]

Nov 5, 2019

$1.5 Million Verdict for Woman Critically Injured by an 18-Wheeler

By |November 5th, 2019|Truck Accident|0 Comments

Charlie Merkel and Ted Connell represented a client from Helena, AR, in a truck accident claim. She was 46-years-old at the time of the collision, was a stay-at-home mom, and home-schooled her three children. Her husband was the local State Farm agent. The family had a condo in Orange Beach. She was traveling down to meet her son, who worked at the local wharf there, when she was going to pull into the Exxon gas station on Highway [...]

Oct 29, 2019

Why Is a Coma a Catastrophic Injury?

By |October 29th, 2019|Catastrophic Injury|0 Comments

A coma is one of the scariest injuries you or a loved one can suffer. Medically speaking, a coma is prolonged unconsciousness, where a person does not respond to stimulation. People fall into comas for various reasons, most of which center around the function of their brain. Injuries to the brain, stroke, and infections can all lead to comas, as can underlying illnesses and a drug or alcohol overdose. Comas can be medically induced in [...]

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