Month: August 2013

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Nursing home abuse attorney Charles Meltmar interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

Nursing home abuse and neglect attorney Charles Meltmar was interviewed on Ring of Fire to discuss his recent $1.45 million trial victory in a Virginia nursing home case. Meltmar represents victims of nursing home abuse and neglect in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
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W. Charles Meltmar Appears on 'Ring of Fire' TV Show

Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer W. Charles Meltmar was recently featured on the nationally broadcast Ring of Fire TV show.  On the program, Meltmar discussed his recent $1.45 million trial victory in a Virginia nursing home abuse and neglect case.  Meltmar secured a winning verdict for the family of […]
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Medical Malpractice Attorney Karen Evans Joins The Cochran Firm DC

The Washington, DC office of The Cochran Firm is pleased to announce that Karen E. Evans has joined the firm as a Partner and Trial Attorney in its medical malpractice section.  She will also serve as Co-Director of The Cochran Firm’s National Medical Malpractice Group. “We are honored that Ms. Evans, a preeminent and very […]
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In Maryland, bars may serve dangerously drunk patrons without liability

A recent case in Maryland upheld the legal rule that bars have no liability where they serve alcohol to clearly drunk patrons who later cause fatal injuries to others while intoxicated.  At The Cochran Firm DC, we think this decision is unfortunate and we support any legislative action to protect the public's safety through dram […]
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Safety alert: Montgomery County, Maryland pedestrian accidents increasing

With the back-to-school season in full swing, Montgomery County has seen a rise in pedestrian accidents.  Local police say that in 2013, the Maryland county has already seen more pedestrian accidents than the entire prior year combined.  Some are worried the injury total will continue to rise higher as children go back to school. “Traffic […]
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Alex Rodriguez Prepares to File Failure to Diagnose Claim

Embattled New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is reportedly preparing to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against his team doctor Chris Ahmad for allegedly failing to properly diagnose a torn labrum in his left hip. According to medical records obtained by ESPN, the radiologist working with Dr. Ahmad stated, “Stable postoperative appearance of the […]
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Motor Vehicle Accident Shuts Down Central Ave./Route 214 in MD

A serious motor vehicle collision shut down portions of Central Avenue in Prince George's County, Maryland, on Saturday afternoon, August 17.  The collision occurred shortly before noon on westbound Central Ave./Route 214 just beyond the Landover Road/Route 202 overpass in PG County, Maryland, near Upper Marlboro.  The collision involved one passenger car and one truck. Both vehicles came […]
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Tylenol Lawsuits Mounting Over Dangerous Side Effects

Injured individuals across the United States have recently filed multiple lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, the maker of the popular pain reliever Tylenol.  The suits arose over allegations that Tylenol causes severe liver resulting in acute liver failure and even death.  Tylenol’s active ingredient, acetaminophen, is one of the most commonly used drugs in America […]
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Energy drink maker Monster sued for teen’s death

The mother of a 19-year-old who regularly consumed Monster energy drinks has sued the beverage maker after her son died of cardiac arrest.  The suit, filed in California Superior Court on June 25, alleges that Monster Beverage Corporation encourages teens and young adults to consume their drinks quickly and fails to provide safety warnings about […]
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In Virginia, texting while driving is now a primary offense

Drivers in Virginia who text, email, or use their smartphones while behind the wheel are now subject to tougher penalties under a new law that went into effect this summer.  The new law makes driving while texting a primary offense, meaning police officers do not need another reason to pull you over if you’re suspected […]
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