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Blog Posts in 2018

  • Missouri Commercial Truck Accident Statistics

    MSHP Reports High Numbers of Commercial Motor Vehicle Crashes in 2016 The Missouri Traffic Safety Compendium of the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) reports the following figures regarding commercial motor vehicle crashes in Missouri in 2016: - Total fatal crashes: 115 - Cases of personal injury resulting from commercial motor vehicle accidents: 2,678 - Cases of property damage resulting from ...
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  • Truck Accident Investigations

    What Happens When You File a Lawsuit Following a Truck Accident In the aftermath of a truck accident, you may experience significant suffering and massive medical costs. You may be able to obtain compensation for such costs by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the truck driver, trucking company, truck manufacturer, or other responsible party. In order to establish liability and force the ...
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  • How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim for a Dog Bite?

    Monitoring Your Injuries & Costs Following a Dog Bite Being attacked or hurt by someone else’s dog can be scary. Dealing with long-term medical care and the financial costs of developing injuries can be even scarier. Part of keeping your bite or other dog-related injury from robbing you of your hard-earned money involves tracking your damages as they progress. Doing so allows you to take action as ...
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  • What Is My Doctor Supposed to Do if They Make a Mistake During Surgery?

    Protocol for Informing Patients About Medical Errors When doctors make mistakes during surgery or doing another medical procedure and they are aware that they have done so, they are legally required to fully disclose their errors to you and your family members, if applicable. It is unlawful for physicians to knowingly disclose mistakes that will impact your health and wellbeing. If you have been ...
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  • August 2018 Volkswagen Recall Alert

    Volkswagen Has Recalled Over 8,000 Atlas SUVs and Passat Sedans On August 28, 2018, major auto manufacturer Volkswagen recalled nearly 8,400 2017-2018 Passat sedans and 2018 Atlas SUVs. The company explained the recall by explaining that these automobiles may have braking issues stemming from a failure to appropriately tighten the brake caliper bracket mounting bolts. If you own either of the ...
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  • Top Causes of Car Accidents in Missouri

    Car Accident Statistics in Missouri According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the car accident-related death rate has dropped significantly in the past 20 years, from approximately 130 car accident injuries per 100,000 people to roughly 75. However, this still too many, and the majority of car accidents resulting in severe injury and death were avoidable. Many harmful car accidents in ...
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  • How to Handle Insurance Claim Denial

    Dealing with the Other Party’s Insurance Company After an Accident After being harmed as a result of someone else’s negligence, you will likely have to interact with the other party’s insurance provider in order to obtain the compensation you need for medical bills and other damages associated with your injury. There are a few things you must keep in mind during the process: Insurance adjusters ...
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  • 4 Common Anesthesia Errors

    Anesthesia Errors That May Warrant a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit When you go in for surgery, you put your health and well-being in the hands of your doctor and other medical staff involved. This can result in serious injury, medical complications, and even death when physicians fails to administer anesthesia appropriately. While anesthesia errors vary widely in nature, these 4 are the most common: ...
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  • Acne Medications Known to Cause Birth Defects and Injury

    The FDA Names Accutane a “Category X” Drug, Blames it for Severe Birth Defects Accutane is an acne medication that has been on the market since the early 1980s. It is primarily used for recalcitrant nodular acne and cystic acne, which are severe and often unaffected by other treatments and medications. Though effective in treating the skin disorder, Accutane has been known to cause a number of ...
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  • Drugs Pregnant Mothers Should Avoid

    Most prescription medications come with a warning, saying that pregnant women should not use that drug or that they should consult a doctor first. However, there are some that pose unique, heightened risk for expecting mothers and their children and can even cause serious birth defects. Medications for Seizures and Depression Have Been Known to Cause Serious Birth Defects Prescription drugs used ...
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  • 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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