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2018

Blog Posts in 2018

  • Who Is Responsible for Injuries Caused by Gun Malfunctions

    Defective Firearms Can Cause Serious Bodily Harm & Create Major Financial Losses There are a number of things that can go wrong in the process of designing, creating, shipping, selling, and using a firearm. While none of these may be your fault, they could all result in serious bodily injury, even to the point of causing permanent disability or death. Here’s what you need to know. Common Gun ...
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  • Car Accidents Caused by Vehicle Malfunctions

    Car accidents aren’t always the fault of a single driver, nor are they always the fault of any driver. In some cases, preexisting problems with a car can cause accidents, injuries, and even death—and that raises the question of fault. Who is to blame for a defect-related car accident, and who should be held responsible for its financial implications? What to Do if a Malfunction, Faulty Part, or ...
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  • Can I Sue My Doctor Years After Surgery?

    Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims Medical malpractice falls under personal injury law, making it subject to most of the same regulations and restrictions, one of the most important being the statute of limitations. (This is the time frame in which an injured person must file an official claim against the person or entity who harmed them.) If you have had an operation within the ...
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  • What Happens When Doctors Make Anesthesia Errors?

    The Effects of Anesthesia Mistakes on Patients If a doctor or other medical professional makes a mistake when administering your anesthesia, it can result in serious pain, medical complications, and even death. However, such errors are unfortunately common. There are a number of things that can and often do go wrong when doctors administer anesthesia, including: Failure to educate patients about ...
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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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