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  • Amy Collignon Gunn

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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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    • Plaintiff wins Mesh Injury Case Against Boston Scientific

      On Monday September 8th a Texas jury reached a verdict of $73.5 million in the favor of Martha Salazar who suffered serious injuries from her Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh device, Obtryx. Salazar v. Boston Scientific The decision breaks down as follows: Physical pain and mental anguish in the past. $1.5 million Physical pain mental anguish in the future - $10 million Physical impairment in ...
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    • A pelvic mesh trial reaches a $3.27 million dollar verdict against Ethicon

      An east coast jury recently awarded $3.27 million to a woman who underwent surgery to remove a pelvic mesh manufactured by Johnson & Johnson - Ethicon. The jury awarded compensatory damages based on claims of failure to warn, design defect, pain and suffering, past medical expenses and for her husband's loss of consortium. If you have, or have had, a pelvic mesh implant and have questions, call ...
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    Anthony G. Simon

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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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    • 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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    • Congratulations Anthony G. Simon on being named Best Lawyers® 2015 Litigation – Patent “Lawyer of the Year" in St. Louis

      Anthony G. Simon has been named Best Lawyers® 2015 Litigation – Patent “Lawyer of the Year" in St. Louis. He was also selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 in the fields of Litigation - Antitrust and Litigation - Intellectual Property . Congratulations Anthony!
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    Benjamin R. Askew

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    • 4 lawyers from The Simon Law Firm, P.C. are listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015

      Congratulations on being selected by your peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®! John G. Simon has been named Best Lawyers® 2015 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year" in St. Louis. Also selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 in the field of Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs. Anthony G. Simon was named Best Lawyers® ...
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    Brain Injuries

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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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    • 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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    • Anoxic and Hypoxic Brain Injuries

      In order to function correctly, the human brain requires a constant oxygen flow. Without oxygen, there is a potential for serious and long-term brain injury. There are two types of brain injuries that involve the loss of oxygen to the brain: anoxic and hypoxic. Both of these types of brain injuries vary in severity based on how long the brain goes without oxygen. Both types of injuries can arise ...
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    Class Action

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    • Suit filed by The Simon Law Firm, P.C. against Express Scripts

      As reported in by the St. Louis Business Journal , The Simon Law Firm, P.C. has filed a lawsuit on behalf of six compounding pharmacies alleging St. Louis-based Express Scripts is trying to force them out of business in violation of antitrust law. The plaintiffs who filed the lawsuit against the $101 billion pharmacy benefits manager in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri ...
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    • Suit filed by The Simon Law Firm, P.C. targets Scottrade in hack case

      As reported by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch , The Simon Law Firm, P.C. has filed a class action law suit against Scottrade, alleging that lax security at the brokerage firm allowed hackers to steal customer information. If you feel you have been affected, contact The Simon Law Firm, P.C.
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    • Judge Approves $18 million Class Action Settlement

      Ryan Keane, of The Simon Law Firm, recently obtained final approval of a class action settlement involving red light cameras. As reported by Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Judge Tom DePriest granted final approval of the settlement on March 13, 2015. The settlement offered a partial cash refund to over 800,000 people who had paid red light camera tickets. Ryan was co-lead counsel for the Plaintiffs and ...
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    Defective Products

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    • What Everyone Should Know About the FDA's Medical Device Standards

      Innovations in technology have contributed greatly to the development of life-saving medical devices. Not all of these devices are worthy of such praise, however, and it is important for consumers to understand how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates medical devices. We often hear of lawsuits against the corporations that bring such devices into the market, horror stories of birth ...
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    • Five Dangerous Toys That Should Stay Off Your Christmas List This Year

      Christmas is almost here. If you have children in your life, you probably experience some joy in making this time of year a memorable one for them. You want to give a gift that makes them smile. What you do not want to do is give them a gift that may potentially harm them. To help make the holidays a little safer, we’ve put together a list of some of the most dangerous toys available this year ...
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    • Product Liability 101: Who is Legally Liable?

      Product liability typically refers to a defective or dangerous product that is responsible for causing harm to a consumer or is unreasonably dangerous even when put to its anticipated use. This type of case involves what is known as the chain of distribution, starting from the product’s manufacturer to the retailer that puts it on their shelves for customers to purchase. As such, one or even all ...
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    Environmental Law

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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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    • Proposal approved to help odor problems at Campbell County landfill in Rustburg, Virginia

      The News and Advance reports the Region 2000 Services Authority has approved a new system to mitigate the off-site odors that have been affecting residents. We recently blogged about this proposal. Regardless of these efforts, this will not compensate residents for the loss of use and enjoyment of their properties they have already endured. While I do not currently represent anyone involved with ...
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    • Odor complaints down in Shawnee, Kansas

      The Shawnee Dispatch reports efforts to control odors at the Johnson County Landfill have resulted in fewer complaints. We recently blogged city officials have been working with the landfill to reduce odors. Despite the city and landfill working together to remedy the odor nuisance in the future, these measures do not compensate the residents for the loss of use and enjoyment of their properties ...
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    Erica F. Blume

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    • Congratulations Erica F. Blume on being elected Vice-President of WLA!

      Congratulations Erica on being elected Vice-President of the Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis! The Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis has been in existence since 1976, when a brave group of women decided to band together to form an organization that would support and promote women lawyers in all of their endeavors. WLA's members consist of judges, business leaders, ...
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    • The Simon Law Firm, P.C. Welcomes Attorney Erica F. Blume to our Team

      We are excited to have Erica join our elite team of Attorneys. Erica represents individuals who have been injured in complex product liability and medical negligence cases throughout Missouri and Illinois. Erica joined The Simon Law Firm, P.C. in 2014 after beginning her career practicing insurance defense litigation with a large Midwest regional law firm. While gaining valuable knowledge and ...
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    Intellectual Property

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    • Welcome Jason Qiu, Law Clerk, Simon Law IP Team

      Welcome Jason Qiu, 2015-2016 Law Clerk on @SimonLawFirmSTL IP Team. Jason graduated 2012 @UW, BS Biochemistry, anticipated JD 2016 @WashULaw. Jason received the Outstanding Advocate Award and Award of Excellence for Oral Advocacy. Jason is a member of the IP Law Society. Visit our IP Team
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    • Welcome Katie & Luke to Simon Law

      Welcome Katie Landfried and Luke Hibbeler to Simon Law, 2015-2016 Law Clerks on our IP Team. Katie graduated 2008 from McKindree University, BA Sociology, anticipated JD 2017 @SLULAW. Katie is a member of the Women Law Students’ Association and the Street Lawyers Association and is Treasurer of the Criminal Law Society. Luke graduated 2013 @KState BS Chemical Engineering | Minor in Chemistry, ...
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    • Welcome Justin and Matthew to our Intellectual Property Team

      Welcome Justin Chmielewski and Matthew Lakamp 2015-2016 Law Clerks on our Intellectual Property Team Justin graduated 1999 @TrumanState, BA Justice Systems, anticipated JD 2016 @SLULAW. Justin’s concentration is civil & criminal litigation. and he was a member of Moot Court, Fall 2014. Matthew graduated 2013 @Mizzou, BA Economics & Political Science, anticipated JD 2016 @SLULAW. Matthew received ...
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    John G. Simon

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    • Maldonado v. Regal Riverfront Hotel

      Overview: A boxer was awarded $42 million by a jury for brain damage due to a hotel's failure to have an ambulance at a boxing match. He was eventually diagnosed with severe brain damage. Attorneys: John G. Simon
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    • 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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    • 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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    Landfill Litigation

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    • Clark Floyd County Landfill neighbors complain of burning eyes, noses and throats

      As reported by WDRB.com , the Clark Floyd County Landfill (CFCL) is emitting strong atypical odors which are causing residents of Borden, Ind., to complain of burning eyes, noses and throats. Neighbors noticed a change in the landfill odor after a 2012 vertical expansion of the site. Borden resident Freeda Heatherly stated about 80 percent of the time she cannot tolerate being outside because of ...
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    • OEPA files lawsuit against the Lordstown Construction Recovery Landfill in Ohio

      Following months of complaints from 177 residents , the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) announced it has filed a lawsuit against the Lordstown Construction Recovery Landfill in Ohio according to WFMJ.com . Officials from the OEPA have stated the odor is a nuisance, and against EPA regulations. Residents say unless a settlement with the OEPA is set in stone, they are not convinced the ...
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    • Public meeting regarding odors from the Lordstown Construction Recovery Landfill in Ohio

      We recently blogged the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was investigating the rotten egg odors plaguing residents living near the Lordstown Construction Recovery Landfill in Ohio. Now, WFMJ.com reports the Ohio EPA and local regulators will hold a community meeting on December 9, 2015, to update residents on their efforts to eliminate the odors. According to the Ohio EPA, the landfill ...
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    Mass Torts | Dangerous Drugs

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    • How Does the FDA Regulate Prescription Drugs?

      Before a drug can be released on the market, it must go through a strict approval process with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA regulates the various steps that prescription drugs and other items must go through before they can be marketed to the consumer. Not many people are aware of the approval process or the way in which the FDA regulates prescription drugs. Here’s ...
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    • Xarelto (rivaroxaban) linked to life-threatening complications.

      FDA approved in 2011, Xarelto is one of the latest generations of blood thinning anticoagulants, designed to reduce the risk of blood clots, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in patients suffering from atrial fibrillation and in patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery. The most dangerous side effect for individuals taking Xarelto is uncontrollable bleeding. Unlike other ...
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    • Zofran anti-nausea medication linked to Birth Defects.

      Zofran anti-nausea medication linked to Birth Defects. Zofran (ondansetron) is a prescription medication manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and FDA approved to treat nausea and vomiting in chemotherapy and surgery patients. Often prescribed "off-label" for morning sickness in pregnant women, Zofran has never been proven safe for the unborn child nor has the FDA approved it for this reason. While ...
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    Medical Malpractice

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    • Elements of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

      Medical malpractice is harm caused to a patient as a result of negligence – whether it is a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or any other healthcare professional whose actions have directly impacted an individual’s health. When it comes to filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, one must go beyond this simple definition and prove four essential elements to win their case. The first element is often the ...
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    • The Problem of Misdiagnosis in the United States

      One of the biggest problems in the medical industry is the possibility of errors on behalf of medical professionals. In fact, there have been recent reports that medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the country, resulting in more than 250,000 deaths each year. When it comes to medical errors, however, the general public may not be aware of all the ways they can occur and how ...
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    • Medical Malpractice: Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

      When you go to the hospital, you expect to be treated with the utmost care. After all, this is where you go when you are hurt, feeling ill, or dealing with any other kind of condition, and the people taking care of you are supposed to be licensed and trained. What happens, however, when this isn’t the case and the trip to the hospital causes more harm than it does good? This is referred to as ...
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    News & Events

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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 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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    • Should Lawmakers Ban "Distracted Walking?"

      Distracted walking is said to be on the rise, especially among the young. A survey done by Safe Kids Worldwide indicated that about 80 percent of teens cross the street in an unsafe way, using their cell phones or wearing headphones. In conjunction with this is the increased pedestrian death rate among teens between the ages 12-19 since 2013. So, should distracted walking be banned? A poll in ...
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    Opioid

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    • Opioid Epidemic Fueled by a Campaign of Misinformation

      Opioids & Heroin: Mixing Semantics Opium is a bitter, brown, granular powder derived from the seedpod of the poppy. People have used opium for the relief of pain for thousands of years. [1] But a quick word on terminology: Opiates are drugs derived from the opium poppy. On the other hand, Opioids are synthetic, or partly-synthetic drugs that are manufactured to work in a similar way to opiates. ...
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    • The Opioid Epidemic - America's Man-Made Scourge

      Opioids—drugs like OxyContin, Oxycodone, Vicodin, Morphine, or Fentanyl—are a class of narcotic drugs that have claimed the lives of over 190,000 Americans in the last 20 years. [1] Perhaps better known as prescription painkillers, or even by their street drug name “hillbilly heroin,” America’s opioid problem has reached epidemic proportions. [2] And, unsurprisingly, this plague is mirrored by a ...
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    • Simon Law Firm Attorneys Secure $17.6 Million Verdict

      On June 28, 2016, attorneys John Simon and Tim Cronin of The Simon Law Firm, P.C., secured a $17.6 million verdict for their client Brian Koon and his wife. Koon was prescribed over 37,000 painkillers between 2008 and 2012 – an amount that dramatically exceeds the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommended levels. At the time, Koon was under the primary care of Dr. Henry D. ...
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    Personal Injury

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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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    • 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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    The Simon Law Firm, P.C.

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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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    • Simon Law Firm Attorneys Secure $17.6 Million Verdict

      On June 28, 2016, attorneys John Simon and Tim Cronin of The Simon Law Firm, P.C., secured a $17.6 million verdict for their client Brian Koon and his wife. Koon was prescribed over 37,000 painkillers between 2008 and 2012 – an amount that dramatically exceeds the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommended levels. At the time, Koon was under the primary care of Dr. Henry D. ...
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    • The Simon Law Firm, P.C. ranked in 2016 "Best Law Firms"

      U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers , for the sixth consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings. The Simon Law Firm, P.C. has been ranked in the 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in five practice areas. Firms included in the 2016 “Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive rankings from clients and ...
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    Trucking Accident

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    • Trucking Accidents Take Lives

      According to a recent study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2012, 12 percent (3,921) of all the motor vehicle traffic fatalities involved large trucks (gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds). Of the fatalities that resulted from crashes involving large trucks, 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles, 18 percent were occupants of large ...
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    • Commercial Trucking Accidents due to Improper Equipment Check

      Did you know that the Commercial Truck Driver is responsible for making sure his mechanical equipment (brakes, tires, suspension, steering, etc...) is in proper working order and his vehicle is safe to operate? They have to go through a checklist of all operating equipment and making sure it is in proper working guidelines before they can drive the vehicle. Failure to do this can lead into serious ...
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    • Semi Truck Drivers are required to keep a drivers log when they operate their vehicle at all times

      Semi Truck Drivers are required to keep a drivers log when they operate their vehicle at all times. Some drivers have been known to have multiple logs or destroy logs so they can drive further to make more money. These logs are created to make sure they have the proper amount of rest when operating their vehicle. When the driver loses control of these several thousand pound vehicles, very serious ...
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    Verdicts & Settlements

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