Driver Health Factors into Truck Accidents

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Lawsuits, Personal Injury | 0 comments

Driver Health Factors into Truck Accidents

More than 90,000 people were killed or injured in crashes with large trucks in 2011.  The vast majority of those injuries and deaths – 72 percent – were inflicted on occupants of other vehicles or pedestrians involved in the crash.  Although accidents can result from a combination of unfortunate factors, federal authorities have identified poor health of commercial drivers as a significant factor in highway accidents. As anyone who has ever taken a road trip knows, driving long hours can be physically strenuous. ...

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Four Key Steps to Proving Medical Malpractice

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Lawsuits, Wrongful Death | 0 comments

Four Key Steps to Proving Medical Malpractice

St. Louis is a state and regional hub for healthcare, with many well-known and nationally ranked hospitals.  As the home of two medical schools, Washington University and St. Louis University, the area also attracts patients from other continents for life-saving treatments.  All of this inspires confidence when we seek medical care. Sadly, things can still go wrong when people seek treatment.  Two cases earlier this year show the range and complexity of medical malpractice suits.  In the first, a neurosurgeon was...

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If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

Posted by on Jun 23, 2013 in Lawsuits, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death | 0 comments

If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is frightening not only for victims but also for their families.  What could be more wrenching than suspecting your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home facility – or even at home – and not know what to do? If you are in this situation, here are the first steps to getting help. Call Missouri’s Elder Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 800-392-0210.  This service of the state Department of Health and Senior Services responds to reports of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of...

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Missouri Is Tough on Marijuana Possession

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Criminal Defense | 0 comments

States vary widely in penalties for marijuana possession and Missouri has some of the toughest laws in the country. Unlike 17 states that have legalized or decriminalized marijuana possession, Missouri still classifies it as a criminal offense. The amount you possess plays a major role in the charge you might face. If you are found with 35 grams or less, you will face a misdemeanor charge carrying up to one year in jail and $1,000 in fines. Possession of over 35 grams – about the weight of a single filtered...

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