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  • Awards & Recognition

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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 ...

    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

    The latest posts for Car Accidents are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Firm News

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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 ...
    • 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.
    • 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: ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    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

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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Product Liability

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

    Truck Accidents

    The latest posts for Truck Accidents are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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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