The majority of David Couch’s practice involves claims for personal injury — both physical and emotional — and wrongful death. Each personal injury claim is unique, and if you believe you may be entitled to compensation, you should consult an attorney right away. There are time limits that restrict the amount of time individuals have to file claims.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Our loved ones deserve proper care when they are no longer able to care for themselves. Unfortunately, many nursing homes and elder care facilities do not take proper care of them, resulting in painful and sometimes deadly decubitus ulcers (bedsores), malnutrition and weight loss, dehydration, recurrent infections, falls and fractures, unsanitary conditions, and even death. Many of these injuries occur due to an insufficient and poorly trained staff. These problems occur because corporate ownership on many occasions is more concerned with profits than providing appropriate care. The only way to make sure our elderly are treated with dignity and respect is to hold those individuals who make the decision to put profits over people responsible.
According to the American Medical Association medical malpractice leads to 225,000 deaths every year. It also leads to countless injuries, which can leave survivors with debilitating, life-altering conditions. Medical malpractice claims can help injured victims and their families recover damages for past and future medical expenses, loss of wages, and even pain and suffering. There are many different situations that can lead to a medical malpractice claim. Medical malpractice claims can be brought against doctors, nurses and hospitals.
Personal injury refers to any physical or emotional damage one suffers as the result of an accident, negligence or malpractice. Common personal injury claims include tractor-trailer, auto and motorcycle accidents, defective products, fires, and construction accidents. These are just a few of the most common causes of personal injury. Individuals who have suffered a personal injury may be eligible for compensation to cover damages such as the cost of the treatment of the personal injury, mental anguish, lost wages, pain and suffering and in some instances punitive damages. The specific details of an individual’s personal injury will determine whether and how much he or she is entitled to.
Deceptive Trade Practices and Consumer Law
We see advertisements every day asking us to spend our money or on any number of products and services. When those products and services perform as promised, everything is fine. But sometimes, dishonest people and companies try to lure consumers into unfair transactions by making misrepresentations or engaging in other unfair acts. When this happens, consumers in Arkansas can rely on the Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) to obtain relief and compensation for their damages.
When you purchase insurance you expect that you will be protected against loss. Insurance companies always look for ways to deny paying even legitimate claims. Arkansas law provides that insurance companies who refuse to pay and compensate their insured for legitimate claims can not only be made to pay the full amount of the claim but also a penalty, interest on the claim and attorney’s fees.