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  • Brain Injuries

    The latest posts for Brain Injuries are listed below.
    • PTSD caused by TBI

      A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a sudden blow or sharp jolt to the head. Often, this type of injury occurs during a traumatic event, such as an accident or a fall. As such, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may develop in the aftermath of sustaining such an injury. Unfortunately, many symptoms of TBIs and PTSD overlap, making it difficult to assess what the underlying problem is. ...
    • Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

      A traumatic brain injury can range from mild to severe, depending on several factors. An individual suffering from a mild traumatic brain injury will typically have normal MRI and CAT scans, though he or she might have cognitive problems such as difficulty thinking, trouble with memory, attention deficit, and mood swings. Despite the term “mild,” however, the effect of traumatic brain injuries, ...
    • Why Should All Blows to the Head Be Taken Seriously?

      After suffering a blow to the head, whether it be caused by a car accident , slip and fall, or other type of accident, seeking a full medical evaluation is crucial. While you may feel more or less fine aside from a slight headache, there is still a chance that you may have endured critical brain damage. Since traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can have such subtle symptoms and potentially go unnoticed ...

    Car Accidents

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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 ...
    • How Long Does Whiplash Last?

      Whiplash, though common, is incredibly painful and debilitating to those who suffer from it. It generally occurs following a rear-end car accident , as the injury is a result of the head being jolted forward and then snapping back. Sometimes, sideways movements may cause whiplash if they are severe enough. These kinds of sudden movements in the neck may result in the delicate tendons and ligaments ...
    • Tips to Stay Safe on the Roads This Holiday Season

      Now that Halloween 2016 is in the books, many people are already getting ready for the holidays and finalizing their travel plans. With the price of gasoline down and airline tickets being costlier than ever, many travelers are choosing to take to the roads and drive to their holiday destinations. Unfortunately, this increased number of drivers will also likely come with an increased risk of ...

    Firm News

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    • Thank You for Visiting Kempton & Russel, the Trial Lawyers of Sedalia

      Welcome to the legal blog, website, and, by extension, the law firm of Kempton & Russell. In case you haven’t heard of us before, our Sedalia personal injury lawyers are well-known throughout Missouri for being some of the state’s most-trusted trial lawyers. We focus our practice on personal injury cases and helping the wrongfully injured seek justice and compensation. Some of the cases we have ...

    In the News

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    • Laceration Hazard Leads to 8 Million Unit Cuisinart Recall

      Planning on cooking up a huge holiday meal for your family and friends? Before you get too far into the recipe, check the model number on your food processor right now. Conair has announced that 8 million Cuisinart food processors have been recalled due to defective blades that can crack and leave metal shards in finished food products. Roughly 30 people have reported mouth lacerations and cracked ...

    Medical Malpractice

    The latest posts for Medical Malpractice are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Medical Malpractice Reforms Could Be Hurting Patients

      HR 1215, also known as the “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017,” is bill created to put dollars over patient safety. The bill caps non-economic recoveries at $250,000. This means if someone was critically injured by a negligent physician, that person wouldn’t receive more than $250,000 for pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life. While many might seem like this is a lot of money, ...

    Nursing Home Abuse

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    • Do Bed Sores Form Due to Medical Negligence?

      Kempton & Russell proudly represents families who have had loved ones suffer injury or harm due to medical malpractice. Time and time again, our attorneys have found that bed sores are not a symptom or side effect of an illness. Rather, it may be a direct result of medical negligence, such as inattentive nursing home staff and failure to provide the patient with the care that they deserve. If you ...

    Personal Injury

    The latest posts for Personal Injury are listed below.
    • Amusement Park Accidents

      Many children have fond memories of going to an amusement park and enjoying the food, attractions, and rides there. However, they were likely unaware of the dangers of such a location. Amusement park rides, such as roller coasters, water slides, bumper cars, and spinning rides, cause thousands of injuries each year. From cuts and bruises to broken bones, severe head trauma, and even death, ...
    • How Long Does Whiplash Last?

      Whiplash, though common, is incredibly painful and debilitating to those who suffer from it. It generally occurs following a rear-end car accident , as the injury is a result of the head being jolted forward and then snapping back. Sometimes, sideways movements may cause whiplash if they are severe enough. These kinds of sudden movements in the neck may result in the delicate tendons and ligaments ...
    • What to Ask Your Doctor After an Accident

      Your personal injury claim begins the moment of your accident. If you want to strengthen that claim as much as possible, you need to start thinking about what can help it. Most people know that how they react at the scene of the accident – from car accidents to injuries caused by defective products – can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case, but did you know that what you ask ...

    Product Liability

    The latest posts for Product Liability are listed below.
    • EpiPen Recall

      The FDA released an announcement earlier in March alerting consumers to a recall of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr products. The manufacturer of the epinephrine injection devices voluntarily recalled 13 lots of these auto-injectors. The device was manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies and distributed by Mylan Speciality. EpiPen products are auto-injectors used for emergency treatment of ...
    • Liability and 3D Printing Medical Devices

      Three-dimensional (3D) printing involves building solid, 3D objects from digital models using an additive process in which successive layers of material are assembled on top of one another to create the desired device. Materials involved in printing include plastic, metal, medication, and even human tissue. Currently, these devices are particularly expensive. However, as 3D printing becomes more ...
    • Laceration Hazard Leads to 8 Million Unit Cuisinart Recall

      Planning on cooking up a huge holiday meal for your family and friends? Before you get too far into the recipe, check the model number on your food processor right now. Conair has announced that 8 million Cuisinart food processors have been recalled due to defective blades that can crack and leave metal shards in finished food products. Roughly 30 people have reported mouth lacerations and cracked ...
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