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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Clayton Divorce Law firm Haunted By Use of Emails

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Lawsuits, Legal Malpractice | Comments Off

This month saw a well-known Clayton law firm, the Hais Law Firm, embroiled in controversy over the unauthorized use of an opponent’s e-mails in divorce litigation.  The case stems from a custody dispute that was conducted before the Hon. Barbara Wallace in St. Louis County in March 2011.  At that time, the Court was shocked to find out that the Hais Law firm had used unauthorized e-mails that had been hacked by Hais’ client.  Judge Wallace found in her Order that the Haises had knowingly utilized the e-mails and...

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What Your Divorce Lawyer Should Do for You

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Lawsuits | Comments Off

What Your Divorce Lawyer Should Do for You

In Missouri, as in most other states, the rate of divorce has been dropping steadily, but that is cold comfort if you find yourself going through one.  And if you are, you still have plenty of company:  according to CDC data, there were 2,389 divorces a day in the U.S. in 2010 – a total of 872,000. Some divorces are simple and amicable, and handled without attorneys.  But the vast majority of people who have been married for more than a few years face complicated situations involving alimony, the division of...

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Truck Accidents and the Commercial Driver Shortage

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Homepage Featured, Lawsuits, Personal Injury | Comments Off

Truck Accidents and the Commercial Driver Shortage

A new commercial driver safety report indicates transportation companies are processing more applicants than ever to contend with a driver shortage. In fact, the number of driver verifications tripled in the first half of 2012 over the prior year. The American Trucking Association claims the driver shortage the industry is now experiencing — about 20,000 to 25,000 — could jump to as high as 239,000 in just 10 years. Ironically, the driver shortage may be a result of increased regulation at the federal and state...

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Facing False Domestic Assault Allegations

Posted by on Dec 15, 2012 in Criminal Defense, Lawsuits | Comments Off

Facing False Domestic Assault Allegations

In a domestic dispute, nothing can be more frightening than facing false domestic assault charges. Domestic abuse claims are taken into consideration during legal separation, divorce and custody proceedings, and they are often used as a strategy for one party to gain the upper hand. Fighting Back Against False Charges One of the biggest criticisms of the legal system that addresses domestic abuse is the frequency in which false allegations of abuse are made to seek an advantage in divorce and custody proceedings....

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