MEEHAN LAWFIRM WINS SETTLEMENT FOR PARENTS OF INFANT KILLED BY BABYSITTER

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Lawsuits, Wrongful Death | 0 comments

MEEHAN LAWFIRM WINS SETTLEMENT FOR PARENTS OF INFANT KILLED BY BABYSITTER

The Meehan Law Firm successfully obtained by a substantial settlement for a Southeast Missouri couple who lost their infant child due to the negligence of a home day care provider. Terms of the settlement were confidential.   The claim underscored the ricks parents encounter when they use unlicensed home day care providers. In this case, the couple’s eight-month-old infant was left unattended for over three hours in a portable playpen while the day care provider attended to care for twelve other children in the home. The child suffocated...

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MEEHAN LAW FIRM $200,000 SETTLEMENT FOR SHOOTING VICTIM

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Personal Injury, Uncategorized | 0 comments

MEEHAN LAW FIRM $200,000 SETTLEMENT FOR SHOOTING VICTIM

The Meehan Law Firm recently concluded a personal injury claim for a victim of a shooting on a gas station parking lot. The Meehan Law Firm obtained a $200,000 settlement for its client. The client had stopped to purchase a soda and cigarettes at the Crown Mart convenience store in East St. Louis across from the City Hall. While exiting the convenience store, he was shot by another patron and sustained serious injuries to his left arm. The arm required surgery and has left the client with significant injuries and disabilities. The Meehan Law...

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Geico Settlement Awarded to Injured Boy

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Lawsuits, Personal Injury | 0 comments

MEEHAN LAW FIRM OBTAINS $100,000.00 SETTLEMENT FOR INJURED BOY The Meehan Law Firm recently concluded litigation for Khiry Thomas, who was 16 when he was struck by an uninsured motorist in his neighborhood.  Several other lawyers had dropped the case because they could not find any insurance. The Meehan Law Firm recognized that uninsured motorist benefits are available to anyone who is a minor but lives in multiple households.  At the time Khiry had lived with his mother, and also his maternal grandfather.  His maternal grandfather had a...

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Meehan Law Firm Obtains Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Doe Run Lead Worker

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in Homepage Featured, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation | 0 comments

Meehan Law Firm Obtains Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Doe Run Lead Worker

The Meehan Law Firm recently obtained a substantial Workers’ Compensation settlement for a contract worker at the Doe Run smelter in Washington County, Missouri.  This worker had been directly exposed to the shredder area of the smelter, where some of the most toxic levels of lead exist.  The employer had furnished insufficient respiratory masks, which exposed this worker to excessive levels of lead. Lead exposure in adults can cause neurologic problems, kidney problems, joint pain and cognitive issues.  The employer denied any liability;...

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What to Do If Your Case is Rejected

Posted by on Oct 20, 2013 in Criminal Defense, Lawsuits, Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Wrongful Death | 0 comments

WHAT TO DO IF THE TV LAW FIRM REJECTS YOUR CASE You know those law firms, the ones that advertise on TV every morning – the ones that brag about their toughness, their winning record, and all their success. What happens if you call their number and they tell you that they are not interested in your case? This is usually because your case is difficult and they are not interested in cases that have to go to court. These TV law firms are looking for simple cases that they can quickly settle. The Meehan Law Firm specializes in all kinds of...

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New Missouri Law May Prevent You From Recovering a Settlement in a Motor Vehicle Accident

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Lawsuits, Personal Injury | 0 comments

On October 11, 2013 a new law took effect in Missouri that bars drivers with no liability insurance from pursuing personal injury damages in Missouri courts as a result of a motor vehicle accident. This law is a major change to over 75 years of established Missouri law, which puts no limits on who can have access to the courts. This law is aimed at the poor, who often cannot afford car insurance. The major provisions of the law prohibit any driver who is without insurance who is involved in a motor vehicle accident from recovering...

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Beware of TV Life Insurance Policies

Posted by on Sep 8, 2013 in Lawsuits | 0 comments

The Meehan Law Firm has been involved in recent litigation with several TV life insurance carriers. These companies include Globe Insurance, Gerber Life and AARP sponsored policies which are advertised on cable and late-night television programs. All policies offer low premiums and easy terms. Typically, the policies are issued without any type of physical examination or are based simply on a written application. The Meehan Law Firm has discovered that problems occur though when claims are made and the policy benefits are routinely denied to...

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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.  Overall health and fitness is...

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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 under scrutiny for 10 years...

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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 residents 60 and older, and...

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