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Blog Posts in 2017

  • Premises Liability and the Law of Attractive Nuisances

    Children are curious and adventurous. However, this can get them into serious trouble, especially if there are dangerous conditions that could result in injuries or death. Property owners have a responsibility to take adequate safety measures to decrease the risk of a child getting hurt on their property. If they negligently fail to exercise caution and your child is injured, our firm can help you ...
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  • Fetal Lacerations Caused by C-Sections

    Caesarian sections, whether planned beforehand or performed in an emergency, pose a serious risk to the baby. Sharp medical instruments may cause lacerations that can lead to a host of other problems and injuries. That is why doctors must exercise caution when performing caesarian sections to ensure the infant is unharmed during the process. Our firm has represented numerous clients to pursue ...
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  • Top 3 Risks Facing Missouri Construction Workers

    Construction work is riskier than many other types of occupations. In fact, accidental fatalities and injuries occur more frequently than you might think. With this in mind, it’s important that construction workers educate themselves about the inherent risks associated with their line of work. In this blog, we explain the top 3 risks construction workers currently face. Risk #1: Working At Tall ...
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  • How to Establish Negligence in a Medical Malpractice Case

    If you have been harmed during a medical procedure or visit, you might be entitled to damages for medical malpractice . If a doctor harms a patient because they failed to completely perform their medical duty, then that doctor is guilty of medical malpractice. However, before you can collect compensation, you will need to establish that the physician’s actions were negligent. In this blog, we ...
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  • Violations of Patient Consent

    Contact Our Missouri Medical Malpractice Attorneys Today Medical malpractice is a serious offense, often the result of a doctor or other healthcare provider acting negligently or failing to uphold the standard of care, leading to mistakes such as misdiagnoses, prescription drug errors, or birth injuries. However, medical malpractice lawsuits can also occur when a doctor administers a treatment ...
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  • How Long Do You Have To Sue a Hospital For Medical Malpractice?

    We have all entrusted our health and well-being to a medical professional at some point in our lives. While some of us are able to walk away with appreciation and respect for our caregivers, many more are left facing egregious injuries that are often preventable, affecting not only the life of the patient, but his or her family as well. If you or a loved one sustained injuries due to a medical ...
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  • Three Attorneys of The Simon Law Firm, P.C. Named 2018 Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" in St. Louis Area

    Our legal team at The Simon Law Firm, P.C. is honored to announce that three of our very own, Attorneys John G. Simon, Anthony G. Simon and Amy Collignon Gunn have been named as 2018 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in St. Louis. Each one of our attorneys has been chosen for this award for a different practice area, determining them as one of the strongest in the nation. Only one lawyer per ...
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  • Seven Attorneys of The Simon Law Firm, P.C. Named to 2018 Best Lawyers® List

    We at The Simon Law Firm, P.C. are thrilled to announce seven of our attorneys have been named to the 2018 Best Lawyers® List. This incredible accomplishment marks just how dedicated our firm is to excellence, and an achievement of this magnitude only further cements our level of prestige in the legal community. Our legal team is honored to join the ranks of the countless lawyers who have been ...
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  • How Long Does A Hospital Have To Respond To A Grievance?

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sets policy for State health agencies, setting forth health and safety regulations, otherwise known as Conditions of Participation (COP). This includes setting a time frame within which a hospital must respond to a grievance launched by a patient. CMS also defines what qualifies as a patient grievance. A patient grievance is defined as: A verbal ...
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  • How to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

    If you believe the injuries you suffered were a result of medical malpractice and are considering filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, there are some basic procedures you will have to follow. These cases tend to be quite complex, so it is advisable that you consult a seasoned medical malpractice attorney to help you navigate this often difficult process. First, medical malpractice encompasses a ...
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  • Failure 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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