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  • Can I File a Personal Injury Claim on Behalf of a Family Member?

    Sometimes a person can be so gravely injured that they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves or file a personal injury lawsuit against the person who harmed them. While serious injuries that incapacitate a victim don’t always lead to death, they do always lead to immense personal and financial costs for the injured person. If someone you love has been injured due to someone else’s ...
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  • Pro Tips for Talking to Insurance Adjusters After an Accident

    Don’t Try to Do This One Yourself. Call (660) 722-4115 to Speak to a Sedalia Car Accident Lawyer. At Kempton & Russell , we believe in working hard so you don’t have to. When you’ve been in a serious accident, our mission is to make your life as stress-free as possible during your personal injury case. (Recovery is stressful enough, isn’t it?) When you call us, you can be sure you will receive ...
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  • Surprised by a Procedure? Here’s What You Need to Know About Informed Consent.

    It is not uncommon for patients to undergo a procedure, such as an operation, and be surprised about the effects. Patients are often frustrated to find that their doctors withheld important information or failed to communicate the effects of their procedure. Sometimes this can boil down to mere miscommunication, and other times it can amount to a criminal violation of a doctor’s requirement to ...
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  • Can I Sue a Nurse for Medical Malpractice?

    Nurses are there to augment a doctor’s care and ensure you are taken care of. However, in the same way doctors may harm their patients through negligence, failure to be careful, or disregard for proper procedures, nurses can hurt their patients by acting inappropriately. Depending on the specifics of your experience, you may have a case for malpractice if you have been injured or harmed by a ...
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Whiplash

    Soft Tissue Injuries and Whiplash Whether you are in a serious car accident or a small fender-bender, you may experience damage to important connective tissues. The muscles and tendons in your neck and back are particularly vulnerable to injury, no matter how minor your car accident. This is because the connective tissues in your neck and back are often stretched, sprained, or otherwise forcefully ...
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  • Symptoms of Depression After Traumatic Brain Injury

    Definition of Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic brain injuries occur as a result of violent, external force. Concussion, contusion, coup-contrecoup, diffuse axonal, and penetration are the most common forms of brain injury and often occur during serious accidents. You may experience a strong blow to the head or be violently thrown when involved in a car crash, collision with a truck, slip-and-fall ...
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  • Our Firm Receives 2018 Best Law Firm Award by Best Lawyers

    Best Lawyers is a respected attorney rating organization. For more than 3 decades, it has used an intensive peer review process to nominate candidates and select winners. Our legal team is proud to announce that we have received the 2018 Best Law Firm award. Our hard work and commitment to meeting our clients’ legal needs motivates us in every case, and we are excited to celebrate this ...
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  • Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?

    Medical malpractice occurs when a patient suffers an injury by a doctor , or another healthcare provider, who fails to competently perform his or her medical duties. The following blog post explains the general principals and broad categories of rules which apply to most medical malpractice cases. In order to prove that medical malpractice occurred, you need to be able to show all of the following ...
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  • Who Is Liable for a Trucking Accident?

    A crash involving a large commercial truck is typically more devastating than a collision between passenger vehicles. Since a commercial truck is massive in size and weight, these types of accidents lead to serious injuries and fatalities. Depending on what had transpired in your trucking accident , there may be several parties who can be held liable for your damages, such as medical expenses, ...
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  • Put an End to Insurance Bad Faith Tactics: Here's How

    Most people buy insurance to protect themselves against economic losses associated with personal injuries or property damages, or even the possibility of a lawsuit that will result in losses. In exchange for paying premiums, a policyholder is owed a wide range of duties by the insurance company, such as provide coverage and uphold the terms of the policy. However, there are many cases in which an ...
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  • How Long Do I Have to File an Injury Claim in Missouri?

    If you sustained an injury caused by someone else’s negligence, you have a right to pursue fair and just compensation for your injuries. However, there is a limited timeframe, also known as the statute of limitations, during which you must file this claim. If the time runs out on the statute of limitations, you will no longer be able to file your claim and, therefore, will lose your chance of ...
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  • Can I Sue the Hospital for Medical Malpractice?

    When patients sustain injuries while under the care of medical professionals, they can seek compensation for their injuries by filing a medical malpractice claim. However, this is not always straightforward. If your injury occurred in a hospital setting, it is possible that you can hold the facility liable for your injuries, though there are some circumstances in which the hospital might not ...
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  • Electronic Medical Records and Medical Malpractice Cases

    Prior to the advent of personal computers, all medical records were written by hand. Whenever an attorney needed to review medical records in medical malpractice cases, he or she would have to rely on the handwriting of doctors to understand more about the case. However, it has now become easier than ever to spot deficiencies in the standard of care by reading electronic health records (EHR). In ...
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  • Common Preventable Medical Errors

    According to The Journal of the American Medical Association , almost a quarter of active-care patient deaths were rated as at least “possibly preventable by optimal care.” Around 6% was rated as “probably or definitely preventable.” This means anywhere from 6% to 23% of patient deaths could have been prevented with better care. Likewise, as high as 74% of medical errors not resulting in wrongful ...
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  • Road Rage Liability

    Road rage is defined as aggressive or angry behavior exhibited by a vehicle’s driver. If you see someone making rude gestures, giving verbal insults, making physical threats, or using dangerous driving methods to target another driver, he or she is guilty of road rage. This behavior has always been an issue with drivers around the country, and it can often cause a variety of vehicle accidents. The ...
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