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Blog Posts in April, 2015

  • Randy Dorman v. Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc.

    Missouri Jury Awards $105M in Exploding Tire Rim Case Documents show that Bridgestone/Firestone knew about defects and prior accidents A jury awarded $105 million to a man who was seriously injured when a multi-piece wheel explosively separated while he was airing up a tire. This caused the rim to strike his face with such force that it could have lifted a 3000-pound car 15 feet off the ground. ...
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  • Shoulder dystocia is serious

    Shoulder dystocia is a very serious obstetrical complication that occurs when a baby's shoulder becomes stuck behind the mother's pubic bone during a vaginal delivery. When mismanaged, this condition can result in permanent injuries to the brachial plexus nerves and even brain damage. When shoulder dystocia occurs, the doctor is required to take immediate action and order or use certain maneuvers ...
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  • The Estate of Joseph Baldwin v. National Healthcare of Mt. Vernon, Inc., d/b/a Crossroads Community Hospital

    Overview: Sixty-two year old Joe Baldwin woke up on Saturday with acute onset of severe chest and abdominal pain. He was taken by his wife to the Emergency Department at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois and was assessed by an emergency medicine physician. A CT Scan of the chest revealed what appeared to be pneumonia. Mr. Baldwin was admitted to the Crossroads Intensive Care ...
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  • Jury Verdict in Favor of Mesh Victim

    Late 2014 a Tx jury reached a verdict of $73.5M in favor of a mesh victim who suffered serious injuries from her Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh device. Earlier in 2015 J&J agreed to resolve 4 legal cases with more expected. Our Mesh practice page .
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  • Moton v. Anesthesia Partners, Ltd.

    Overview: Robert Moton, Sr. died after undergoing an unsuccessful elective thoracotomy to remove a benign tumor from his right lung, leading to a malpractice suit by his family. Moton's oxygen levels had dropped dramatically and he went into cardiac arrest. His family settled their St. Louis City medical malpractice suit with the anesthesiologist's practice for $400,000 after six trial days. The ...
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  • Matt Love v. API

    Overview: Matt Love was hunting with a tree stand and safety belt in Jefferson County, Missouri. He was harnessed to the tree with a tree stand safety belt. While he hunted, this safety belt was the only thing that connected him to the tree. While using the belt, Mr. Love fell more than 25 feet. He suffered fractured vertebrae, resulting in paralysis . Mr. Love's life care plan indicated projected ...
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  • John Doe v. Switchgear Manufacturer

    Overview: A 48 year old man suffered third degree burn injuries to his upper body and had his arm amputated after he was electrocuted while at work. He was ordered by his supervisor to place a lead identification tag on an energized cable inside an energized 15,000 volt switchgear, a job which violated OSHA regulations and which other more highly-trained workers had refused to perform. To perform ...
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  • US Ring v. World Wide, et al

    Overview: A federal jury in St. Louis handed a big win to a St. Louis company, U.S. Ring Binder L.P., when it declared invalid two patents held by China-based World Wide Stationery Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Strategy: U.S. Ring, the defendant, was sued by World Wide Stationery for patent infringement involving U.S. Ring's Insta-Clik mechanism, which is used in three-ring binders. U.S. Ring is World ...
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  • Guidry, et al. v. UBS Realty Investors L.L.C., et al.

    Overview: The plaintiffs had alleged that they had been denied their continuing exclusive right to provide cable service to a large apartment complex. Simul-Vision had originally entered its contract with the Seven Trails West Apartment complex in 1984. That contract provided that Simul-Vision would be the exclusive provider of cable television service to residents of Seven Trails. The jury's ...
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  • David Smith v. Dr. Sporleder and Associated Family Physicians

    Overview: A Cole County jury awarded David Smith $1.02 million for his claims against Dr. Patrick Sporleder and his Jefferson City, Missouri practice. Mr. Smith alleged that Dr. Sporleder failed to inform him of abnormal kidney function results, failed to follow up on these results and failed to refer Mr. Smith to a specialist. As a result of these failures, Mr. Smith's undiagnosed kidney disease ...
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  • Creative Internet Advertising Corporation v. Yahoo! Inc., et al.

    Overview: A federal jury awarded Acacia Research Corporation's (Nasdaq: ACTG) subsidiary, Creative Internet Advertising Corporation, $6.6 million in a patent infringement trial with Yahoo! Inc. Strategy: The civil suit, Cause No. 6:07cv534, pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, alleged that Yahoo! Inc.'s messenger program with IMVironments infringed ...
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  • Amy Collignon Gunn and Anne Brockland to speak at @STLMetroBar

    John BAMSL’s YLD and the @macstlouis #MAC a free 1-hour CLE at BAMSL,. Happy Hour immediately following at Jack Buck Grille at the MAC – downtown.
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  • Successful Seminar Event!

    Thanks to all who attended and participated in the @STLBusinessJournal Seminar “Managing the Cost of Comm Lit” today! Great venue, experienced moderator and a group of panelist willing to share their thoughts. Successful event!
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  • Ohio EPA investigating dust and odors near Lordstown Landfill

    WKBN is reporting that odors of rotten eggs and dust covered cars are plaguing residents living near the Lordstown Construction Recovery Landfill, which is operated by Lafarge. Last June, the local Air-Pollution Control Agency said that dust emissions exceeded permitted limits. Now, residents are describing sulfur or rotten egg odor in the air. Trumbll County and Ohio EPA have received 30 ...
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  • Annual Seminar to Benefit LSEM Save the Dates are out!

    June 23, 2015 8:00 to 6:00 (includes happy hour) Beginning in 2005 the Simon Law Firm founded a trial practice seminar designed to do two things: 1) provide ongoing education for attorneys and 2) raise money for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. Since 2005, the seminar has grown dramatically, regularly attracting over 125 attendees. Lectures are given by attorneys and judges on a diverse range ...
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