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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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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What To Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

Posted by on Sep 16, 2012 in Lawsuits, Personal Injury | Comments Off

What To Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

There comes a time when an adult parent turns to a nursing home to provide a loving and caring home for an elderly loved one. Unfortunately, some nursing homes have been known to take advantage of their residents’ vulnerable state. Types of Elder Abuse Elder abuse can occur in many forms. While living in a nursing home, senior citizens can be abused physically, sexually, and verbally. Some abuse is obvious, such as hitting a resident. But others are less well known to the public, such as neglect, false...

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Megabus Crashes in Illinois Raise Questions

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in Lawsuits, Personal Injury | Comments Off

Megabus Crashes in Illinois Raise Questions

On August 3, 2012 a Megabus carrier coach struck a bridge abutment on Interstate 55 near Litchfield, Illinois, killing one passenger and injuring dozens.  The Illinois State Police have attributed the cause of the accident to a blown left front tire that was apparently bald. On Wednesday, August 8, another Megabus caught fire along Interstate 85 near Georgia.  No one was injured, but the fire raises renewed concerns about the safety of Megabus and the operation of their buses. Finally, a 76 year old woman was...

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Business Owners Responsible for Keeping Customers Safe

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Lawsuits, Personal Injury | Comments Off

Business Owners Responsible for Keeping Customers Safe

Meehan Law Firm was recently retained to represent a shooting victim who was assaulted on the parking lot of the Crown Food Mart in East St. Louis.  The shooting occurred at a Crown Food Mart operated by Majed Abusaid and his corporation, Crown Food 9, Inc.  The authorities have known for years that these operations are dangerous and attract criminals because the owners were charged with selling illegal drugs from their facilities. Illinois law imposes the duty on business owners to provide protection to their...

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Personal Injury Law: Temporary Total Disability vs. Partial Disability

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Personal Injury, Workers Compensation | Comments Off

Personal Injury Law: Temporary Total Disability vs. Partial Disability

Workplace injuries happen every day. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that nearly 3.1 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported among private industry employers in 2010. If you are injured at work, you may be entitled to benefits from your employer. However, the type of benefit you may receive depends on how your injury has affected your ability to work in the long-term. Temporary Disability Total Disability: Temporary total disability (TTD) is a type of benefit...

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