Clarksdale Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Merkel & Cocke
Clarksdale Medical Malpractice Lawyer At Merkel & Cocke
The reputable Clarksdale Medical Malpractice lawyers at Merkel & Cocke have been serving clients in the Clarksdale, Mississippi area since 1983. Since that time the law firm has never had a Clarksdale medical malpractice attorney leave its practice, which allows Merkel & Cocke to provide greater continuity of representation to clients.
Consult With A Proven Clarksdale Medical Malpractice Attorney
The proven Clarksdale medical malpractice attorneys at Merkel & Cocke assist clients in numerous cases involving medical malpractice and medical negligence. Mississippi medical malpractice cases are typically a result of negligent or careless action or inaction by a doctor, nurse, hospital, chiropractor, nursing home, pharmacist, therapist, dentist, or other licensed medical professional or health care provider that results in harm or death.
Mississippi medical malpractice is often defined as the failure of a medical professional to follow the accepted standards of practice in his or her profession, resulting in harm to the patient. Proof of failure to comply with accepted standards of medical practice typically requires the testimony of someone with expertise in the area of medical treatment and healthcare services. The Clarksdale medical malpractice attorneys are experienced with the medical expectations and standards of care as recognized by the state of Mississippi.
Standards of care in Mississippi are usually established by expert testimony on how similarly qualified practitioners would have managed the patient’s care under the same or similar circumstances. At one time such standards were referred to as the “standard of care in the community” but, with the globalization of information and credentials, standards of care are now often considered to be national and not just simply related to the state of Mississippi or the Clarksdale metro area. There are, however, special circumstances, as when a community is physically isolated from the rest of the country, in which national standards of care may not apply.
Contact a Clarksdale Medical Malpractice Attorney with Experience in Many Types of Medical Negligence:
- Medical Malpractice
- Medical Negligence
- Surgical Error
- Birth Injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- Anesthesia Error
- Emergency Room Error
- Hospital Negligence
- Failure to Diagnose
- Medication Error
- Wrongful Death
Trusted Clarksdale Medical Malpractice Lawyer
The trusted Clarksdale medical malpractice attorneys at Merkel & Cocke are knowledgeable in dealing with medical negligence cases. A Clarksdale medical malpractice lawyer is experienced in understanding the details, facts, complications, and circumstances that are a result of medical, hospital, or nursing home negligence or malpractice. Knowledgeable Clarksdale medical malpractice lawyers work with clients to ensure that they receive the respect and compassion they deserve during their case.
The Clarksdale medical malpractice lawyers at Merkel & Cocke Law Firm understand that medical negligence often has disastrous consequences, both emotionally and financially. Merkel & Cocke also has in-depth knowledge of cases involving the smallest, and most vulnerable of victims: babies. The trauma of birth injury is severely debilitating to a family, and the Clarksdale medical malpractice attorneys are dedicated to doing what they can to ease the physical, emotional and financial challenges.
Clarksdale Medical Malpractice Lawyer With Honorable Recognition
The Clarksdale medical malpractice lawyers at Merkel & Cocke have been recognized statewide and nationally for the success and value brought to clients. Clarksdale medical malpractice lawyers at Merkel & Cocke have been honored with memberships in the most prestigious trial lawyer organizations in the world, including Primerus. These professional associations enable Clarksdale medical malpractice attorneys to remain current with the latest developments in the legal community.
Charles M. Merkel, Jr. is a Managing Partner of Merkel & Cocke. Mr. Merkel has received multiple jury awards ranging from 1 million to 20 million dollars and many more million dollar settlements. He is active in trial lawyer activities and is a frequent lecturer on trial technique and advocacy, appearing at seminars sponsored by the Mississippi State Bar, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, American Board of Trial Advocates, and others. For more than 30 years, Mr. Merkel has personally delivered hundreds of jury presentations in the representation of personal injury victims whose cases involved complex medical and technical injury mechanisms and causation problems.
John Hartwell Cocke is a Partner of Merkel & Cocke. In 1982, Mr. Cocke and Mr. Merkel established Merkel & Cocke, P.A., and since that time the emphasis of Mr. Cocke’s practice has progressed more and more toward medical malpractice. At the present time his practice is exclusively devoted to handling medical negligence cases for the plaintiff, either as a result of direct contact by the client or as, more commonly occurs, on referral from other attorneys who are not familiar with the handling of medical negligence cases. Mr. Cocke handles all types of medical negligence cases, but a uniform requirement is that serious injury or death has occurred as a result of the medical mistake.
Mr. Cocke has handled many “brain damaged baby cases,” as well as deaths as a result of the failure to treat in the emergency room setting and the premature discharge of patients after surgery, as well as failure to promptly diagnose cancer. Mr. Cocke has developed a particular interest in the use of modern technology in medical negligence cases and has spoken at seminars on this subject. The Internet has developed into a very useful tool in conducting medical research and communicating with other attorneys handling similar cases via the Internet is also a major help in the handling of medical cases.
Reliable Clarksdale Medical Malpractice Lawyer
The Merkel & Cocke Law Firm supports a team of reliable Clarksdale medical malpractice litigators and employs an on-staff Registered Nurse as an additional medical resource for medical negligence claims. This is an invaluable addition to the medical malpractice trial team at Merkel & Cocke Law Firm. Mississippi medical malpractice cases at Merkel & Cocke Law Firm are built on thorough preparation using computer technology and consultation with experts. Clarksdale medical malpractice lawyers use state of the art technology and conduct extensive research while preparing for trial.
Medical professionals are meant to provide care and healing. When they do not, Clarksdale medical malpractice lawyers at Merkel & Cocke step in to ensure that families receive the compensation they need to deal with emotional, medical and financial issues. Contact a Clarksdale medical malpractice litigator today if you or your family has been the victim of medical negligence in Mississippi.
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