The number of confirmed cases of measles has increased to 64 already in January 2015, and it is believed that this number will rise to its highest in almost 20 years. Missouri residents might want to be aware of two factors that are contributing to this increase, which are young doctors and parents who do not understand the danger....

As a parent ages, he or she is likely to develop some health problems. In cases where a loved one's physical or cognitive condition makes it difficult to impossible to remain at home, families may turn to an assisted living or nursing home facility to provide assistance and care. In fact, thousands of families throughout Missouri rely upon skilled...

Expectant parents in Missouri might have heard that parents in Portland, Oregon, are suing a hospital for negligence after it allegedly mishandled their son's water birth delivery. The parents are seeking approximately $36 million in damages for current and future medical costs as well as for their son's pain and suffering.The popularity of water births has been on the...

Imagine you are traveling down the freeway in a motor vehicle when traffic up ahead begins to slow. As you apply the brake and adjust your speed accordingly, you notice a large truck that is quickly approaching in your rear-view mirror. Traffic is heavy and there is no way for you to move your vehicle over to another lane....

Getting injured on someone's property can be both painful and quite frustrating. Victims often feel like they should not have to be responsible for an accident, but many property owners will do and say whatever they can to avoid any liability. In these situations, it can be enormously helpful to have the support of someone with a thorough legal understanding...

While there's no doubt that physical injuries like broken bones are painful, even some of the most serious types of physical injuries can usually be treated and will eventually heal. The same, however, cannot be said of brain injuries.When attempting to diagnose and treat a physical injury, doctors can utilize diagnostic tests like X-rays and MRI's to pinpoint the...

While many Missouri women experience a problem-free birth of their babies, there are instances where the delivery of a child may not go as planned. In some of these cases, a doctor or health care professional may be required to provide assistance during the delivery. Depending on the circumstances, forceps...

Kansas City area residents were saddened to learn of the recent truck accident on Interstate 435 that resulted in the deaths of five people. The tragic accident occurred around 5 p.m. as a 24-year-old mother was transporting her three small children and a 17-year-old friend. For unknown reasons, the woman's car was stopped or stalled in the right lane...

Missouri families who have family members living in nursing homes may be taken aback by the findings reported in a study endorsed by the Commonwealth Fund, a national think tank geared toward health care issues. Reportedly, more than 500,000 nursing home residents suffer from malnutrition or dehydration, with up to 50 percent of residents in some particular nursing homes...

In this blog, we frequently discuss the devastating consequences that may result in motor vehicle accidents involving large commercial trucks. It's critical, therefore, that commercial trucks are equipped with safety gear and properly maintained and that truck drivers are highly trained and abide by all applicable rules and laws.Every year, hundreds of thousands of motor vehicle accidents and the...