Over the past ten years, more and more contracts have begun to include an arbitration clause. This means that any legal problems that arise between the two parties have to go to private arbitration, where there is no judge, jury, or public eye. Arbitration clauses are especially common in nursing home contracts, which are often convoluted and difficult to...

There are certain tasks where it is absolutely vital for the people performing them to give the task their full, undivided attention. Driving is one such task. As a recent study indicates, drivers allowing their attention to be pulled away by distractions is a significant contributor to traffic accidents.The study had over 3,500 participants. The participants were all drivers...

If a football player receives a concussion during a game they should not, under any circumstances, continue to play in that game. Otherwise, they risk far greater, more permanent injuries. If a coach forces a player to continue playing after they've received a concussion the coach could face a personal injury lawsuit or other serious repercussions. If that player...

When a loved one's health deteriorates, it is often the right decision to put them in a certified nursing facility where they can get the twenty-four hour care that they need. However, this does not make the decision any easier. Unfortunately, these loved ones are often put away in homes and forgotten. This leaves them especially susceptible to abuse. ...

Oftentimes, those in nursing homes require intense specialized care. Conditions from hypertension to heart disease plague the elderly and, as such, most nursing homes are equipped to deal with these problems in order to help their residents.When caregivers in these homes are negligent in their duties, there can be serious complications or death for the residents. In these cases,...

Traumatic brain injuries are not some rare type of injury that only a handful of people in the state experience in a year. On the contrary, many individuals here in Missouri are affected by TBIs. This can be seen in some statistics that were reported on in a recent KPLR article.Reportedly, the current per-year average for number of individuals who...

In our last post, we discussed why the National and California Departments of Transportation found themselves on the receiving ends of a wrongful death lawsuit. In that case negligence, carelessness, and oversight on the part of the Departments of Transportation may have led to the deaths of several people.Now, the Missouri Department of Transportation finds itself in a similar...

The department of transportation is under fire after it was discovered that it knew the busses being run by the Scapadas Magicas bus company had serious deficiencies. This information came out following a Yucaipa tour bus crash that killed eight people in 2013. Now, a lawsuit has been filed against the department.The crash occurred on highway 38 and killed...

When you pay taxes, part of the money goes towards state and federal infrastructure. Naturally, this means that it is expected that highways, bridges, etc. will be fixed when they become broken. If these are not fixed in a timely manner then they can become a serious safety hazard for anyone that uses them.This is what a new lawsuit...

When a person drinks too much alcohol, they can be a major danger to others. For one, they could end up becoming belligerent and instigating fights with others, potentially seriously injuring individuals in the process. Also, if they get behind the wheel in their condition, they become a major traffic safety risk and could ultimately cause injury-causing or deadly...