Category: Other Types of Cases

Missouri State Highway Patrol Joins Operation Dry Water

As the 4th of July approaches, a holiday known for attracting large amounts of people to the lake, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds us that safety comes first. Missouri has designated June 29 – July 1 as “Operation Dry Water Weekend,” a program designed to monitor and deter impaired boaters.   This year’s Operation […]

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Guest Blog: What Should I Do If I Was Injured On The Job?

Chances are, that at some point in your working career you will suffer an injury while you are at work. You may have suffered one before or witnessed an accident occur involving someone else. If so, did you take the proper steps afterward? Work related injuries are quite common. In fact, the Bureau of Labor […]

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Tree Stand Injury Attorneys

Understanding Tree Stand Injuries: Who is Liable?

Even though hunting injuries aren’t extremely uncommon, the majority of hunters don’t expect to suffer serious injuries, or pass away while they are using their hunting stand. The fact is, however, there are certain makes and manufacturers of these products that have been poorly designed and that may have been recalled because of defects in […]

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Boating Accident Attorneys

Common Causes of Boating Accidents

With the summer months right around the corner, many people will be getting out into nature to enjoy some fun in the sun. Boating is one of the most common and enjoyable summer activities. Nothing beats hitting the open water in a boat and experiencing all that nature has to offer.

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Staff member sues hospital after being fired for whistle-blowing

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 […]

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Huge settlement in university whistleblower case

Three years ago, in 2013, Edward Snowden revealed some unsettling information about the United States’ NSA and opened the country’s eyes to whistleblower law. However, whistleblowers do not only exist on the national security level. In fact, whistleblowers can be found in private organizations such as universities. This is the case for James Crowley, a […]

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Additional monitoring may help prevent medical errors

Missouri residents may know about malpractice suits that are filed against physicians, hospitals and other health care workers because of reported negligence. Medical errors might cause a worsening of symptoms of the patient or misdiagnosis of a condition. Reportedly, the number of injuries occurring in the health care industry is over 1 million annually, and […]

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Maternal deaths in United States rising

As some Missouri residents may know, the death rate from complications due to pregnancy has been going up in the United States. Because of this, professional organizations are joining together to try and cut these fatalities in half within five years. There may be multiple causes for the rising maternal death rate. Until the 1930s, […]

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Health conditions that are commonly misdiagnosed

Doctors in Missouri do not always have the right answers when they are asked to diagnose a patient’s condition. If the right tests are not performed, a correct diagnosis could elude a patient for months or even years. Patients who are misdiagnosed with conditions that they do not actually have may continue to suffer from […]

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New COPD guidelines may lead to misdiagnosis for some patients

Missouri residents may be surprised to learn that new guidelines for diagnosing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, may be causing older men to be over-diagnosed and young women to be under-diagnosed, according to new research. The authors of the study, which was published in the journal The BMJ in July, recommend that the guidelines […]

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Medical malpractice award after anesthesiologist mocks patient

Missouri residents and medical practitioners may want to take note of a recent Virginia case that resulted in a $500,000 judgement on behalf of the defendant. The medical malpractice portion alone was responsible for $200,000 of the award. Defamation resulted in another $100,000, and an additional $200,000 was awarded for punitive damages. The case is […]

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Medication alerts often ignored by health care workers

Initiatives to have electronic health records used by hospitals and other health care providers have given rise to a behavior called alert fatigue. Many health care workers in Missouri and around the country tend to ignore the numerous warnings that pop up while using electronic health records, especially when entering information about medications. Many of […]

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Some of the causes of surgical errors

Missouri surgical patients may want to take note of the findings in a recent Mayo Clinic study on the causes of some surgical errors that are called ‘never events” because they are not supposed to occur. The researchers examined 69 never events that took place out of 1.5 million procedures that had been performed at […]

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The prevalence of incorrect antibiotic use

Missouri residents may not be aware of a recent study that found that misdiagnoses often causes physicians to use inappropriate antibiotic therapies in hospitals. Using antibiotics incorrectly can not only reduce the effectiveness of these drugs and increase health care costs, but may lead to patient harm as well. It has been found that approximately […]

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Missouri patients may have better experiences with more education

The communication between a patient and his or her health care provider can play a key role in a positive relationship, and it has been found that proper education in advance may influence a patient’s overall experience after a surgical procedure has taken place. The expectations a patient has seem to be particularly affected by […]

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