Woman sues Howard County General Hospital over amputation

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Alleges Johns Hopkins doctors fail to diagnose infection A 59-year-old woman from Baltimore, Maryland is suing Howard County General Hospital, a member hospital of the Johns Hopkins Health System, allegedly doctors failed to properly diagnose an infection which lead to the amputation of her arms and legs (note: although The Cochran Firm, D.C. represents victims… Read more »

Channel 9 interviews Managing Partner David Haynes on legality of Metro upskirt videos

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Debra Alfarone, a television reporter with WUSA Channel 9 (CBS Affiliate), recently interviewed David Haynes, The Cochran Firm, D.C.’s managing partner, on the legality of upskirt videos of Metro riders posted online by an anonymous individual. The videos appear to be shot surreptitiously and without the knowledge of the individuals shown in the clips.   Virginia… Read more »

Christmas tree fire in Virginia highlights importance of safety

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A family living in Manassas, Virginia have lost their home after a fire that began at the family’s Christmas tree. By the time firefighters arrived at the 9600 block of Fairview Avenue on Dec. 21, the fire was already burning heavily. Fire officials believe the blaze started at an outlet where the Christmas tree was plugged in. The… Read more »

NHTSA to investigate Graco child seat recall

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Federal authorities are investigating whether child car seat manufacturer Graco complied with time deadlines in reporting safety defects of many of its child restraints.  Under federal law, a manufacturer must file a report with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration within five days of learning a safety defect in a motor vehicle or its equipment…. Read more »

Study: Antipsychotic drugs widely prescribed in nursing homes

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Nursing home residents across the country may be receiving life threatening medication.  According to a recent NPR story, antipsychotic medications are currently provided to nearly 300,000 nursing home residents.  Designed for the treatment of serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, antipsychotics are being administered to residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease by… Read more »