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  • Birth Injury - Did Your Doctor Fail to Perform Hypothermia Therapy?

    Hypothermia therapy, which is sometimes referred to as head cooling, was approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006 and studied since the 1980s, is a life-saving and injury-preventing technique that is effective for newborn babies to reduce the effects of oxygen deprivation during birth. To prevent brain damage, hypothermia therapy works to slow the spread of damage between brain ...
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  • How To Find Out If Your Doctor Has Any Malpractice History

    These days, many of us are aware of the dangers that exist within the healthcare industry and no longer believe doctors and other medical staff to be unfailing individuals. In fact, medical errors are quite common. According to the American Medical Association, 60 percent of doctors over the age of 55 have been sued at least once. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) stated that ...
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  • What Should You Ask Your Doctor After An Accident?

    Accidents are never expected events and being involved in one almost always involves some level of trauma, confusion, and frustration. Taking certain steps in the aftermath of an accident is important, however. Your health should be your first priority and, even if it appears that your injuries are minor, seeing a doctor should be one of the first steps you take. Not all injuries seem severe and ...
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  • Amy Collignon Gunn to Speak at NBI Seminar

    Amy Collignon Gunn, attorney at The Simon Law Firm, P.C., will be speaking on the topic of personal injury at a two-day National Business Institute (NBI) seminar, which begins June 29. The comprehensive seminar will provide information on the essentials of either starting or refreshing a personal injury practice, as well as give attendees an in-depth course on liens, damages, medical records, and ...
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  • Can a Brain Injury Cause Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) often coexist since the event that caused the brain injury is often catastrophic. Many of the symptoms associated with these two conditions overlap, making it difficult to determine where one ends and the other begins, and even how to adequately treat these dual diagnoses effectively. This creates a great amount of suffering ...
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  • What Should You Tell The Insurance Agent Following An Accident?

    After you have been involved in an accident, one of the first phone calls you receive may be from the at-fault party’s insurance company. During this call, and any subsequent calls, it is important to carefully choose your words. Here are some tips on what to say when speaking with an insurance agent. What to Say and What to Avoid An accident, especially one that results in injuries, is an ...
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  • Why It's Important to Follow Your Doctor's Instructions Following An Accident

    After an accident, one of your first priorities should be to schedule a doctor’s visit, even if you think your injuries are minor. Symptoms do not always immediately surface, which is why it is imperative for a doctor to examine you and properly assess the extent of your injuries. This is important not only for your health, but also for your personal injury case. Your doctor will likely provide ...
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  • The Impact an Infection Can Have on a Pregnancy

    Pregnancy can make women more susceptible to a variety of infections, which can pose a risk to either the mother, the baby, or both. Being pregnant heightens the severity of certain infections, often making them more severe and causing serious illness in the pregnant mother. Unfortunately, many of the medications used to treat infections pose a serious risk to the baby, causing terrible side ...
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  • Boiler Explosion at St. Louis Factory Kills 3, Injures at Least 1 More

    A boiler explosion at a factory in the Soulard industrial area of St. Louis killed three victims and critically injured another Monday morning. According to authorities, the incident occurred shortly after 7:30 a.m. on April 4, at the Loy-Lange Box Company. The force of the explosion caused the boiler to shoot through the roof of the building traveling over 500 feet and then crash into neighboring ...
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  • The Impact a Brain Injury Can Have on a Child's Development

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are the leading cause of disability and death in children and adolescents in the United States. These injuries often lead to widespread deficits in a range of different functions, from language to motor skills and cognition. For children who are very young, traumatic blows to the head may result in ...
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  • Is it Better to Settle Your Claim Outside of Court?

    The answer to this depends on the details of your case, since each set of circumstances are as unique as the individuals involved. It is important, however, to understand both the positive and negative aspects of settling a case outside of court. People often think that settling means an attorney did not want to fight for them in court, but sometimes settling truly is the option that best serves ...
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  • Birth Injury: Did Your Doctor Fail To Perform a C-Section?

    Many complications may arise as a result of a failure to perform a Cesarean section, or C-section, needlessly putting the well-being of the mother and child at stake. Some of the birth injuries an infant may suffer from can lead to developmental conditions, such as Erb’s Palsy or cerebral palsy, for which there are no cures and typically require life-long care. Some of the complications that could ...
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  • Why a Concussion Should be Taken Seriously

    According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a blow or jolt to the head that causes the brain to bounce or twist within the skill. In turn, producing chemical changes in the brain that may stretch and damage its cells. While concussions are not typically life-threatening, it does not mean they do not warrant attention. ...
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  • How Long Does a Personal Injury Case Take?

    Personal injury cases are not one-size-fits-all and will vary in length of time depending the circumstances and facts of the case. If you want it to resolve quickly, you will likely end up getting very little financial compensation in your settlement. To avoid this, be prepared for your case to take more time. Insurance companies prefer quick settlements, so a speedy outcome serves their interests ...
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  • The Simon Law Firm, P.C. Selected for 2016 Saint Louis Small Business Excellence Award

    The Simon Law Firm, P.C. is proud to announce that our firm has been selected for the 2016 Saint Louis Small Business Excellence Award in the General Litigation classification by the Saint Louis Small Business Excellence Award Program. Selections are made based on quality and a variety of gathered information, including data provided by third parties, which is analyzed by the Saint Louis Small ...
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