Quite a few parents work to provide for their children. So, they will have to leave their kids with a babysitter or daycare facility. When parents leave their children in someone else's care there is an expectation that they will be safe and unharmed when the parent picks them up. Otherwise, there could be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. The...

On June 27, 2015, a flight from Hartford, Connecticut to Charlotte was redirected to Columbia because of bad weather. As the US Airways flight unloaded onto the tarmac, Sonya Dockett, 52, was struck by lightning. She died of her injuries 8 days later. Now, her family is filing a lawsuit against those they believe to be responsible. "Defendants neither...

The moments that follow a crash, whether it is minor or serious, are critical in ensuring the safety of everyone involved. Even minor car accidents can end in serious injuries and/or deaths, depending on where the accident occurred and whether other drivers are paying adequate attention. This can happen on any Missouri roadway, but when vehicles are traveling at...

When students attend school, there are certain expectations of their teachers and professors. Among other things, it is expected that they will view their students as students, people, and possibly friends, but nothing more. If a teacher ever engages in a relationship with a student, especially one who is underage, the school has a duty to report the teacher...

We've covered various recalls before. Be they airbags from Takata or toys painted with lead, various products across the world have been recalled to their manufacturers and providers for a variety of reasons. Now, the Ford Motor Company is recalling several of its trucks and SUV's for a plethora of reasons. Ford Motor said it would recall 81,000 sport...

When a driver fails to stop after hitting someone on or near a Missouri roadway, it is possible that a human being could die because medical help is delayed. This is one of the many questions that families often have in hit-and-run car accidents if there is a significant time difference between when a person is struck and when...

Talcum powder is a powder based on the mineral talc. As a powder, talcum cuts down on friction and is surprisingly effective at absorbing moisture. As such, it is often used to keep skin dry and prevent rashes. However, new research suggests that talcum powder may cause ovarian cancer. Talc is a mineral that is, structurally, very similar to...

Law enforcement officers have a lot of power over their cases. They can speak to witnesses, investigate crime scenes, and attend autopsies. They also give official reports about what they have learned in matters relating to their investigations. If an officer lies in one of these reports, things can turn sour very quickly. In 2013, Caleb Stewart died while...

In the United States, it is illegal to fire someone based on their race, color, sex, age, religion, or national origin. Additionally, whistle-blowers have protected rights under OSHA laws. When an employer violates one of these laws then there are easy opportunities for lawsuits to happen. A former employee at the Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, New Jersey...

Hearing that a child died as the result of some kind of accident or illness is heart wrenching for many people here in Missouri and elsewhere. That could be, at least in part, why when children die in car accidents communities mourn their loss. Schools the children attend often bring in counselors to help their friends and family deal...