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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Congratulations John G. Simon for being inducted into the Inner Circle of Advocates

    Congratulations John for being inducted into The Inner Circle of Advocates . The Inner Circle of Advocates is by invitation and based on criteria that include an applicant's performance and success in the courtroom. The Inner Circle carefully evaluates experience, reputation, judicial references, and peer evaluations to identify the best 100 trial lawyers in the country. Typically, applicants are ...
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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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  • Congratulations John G. Simon on being named Best Lawyers® 2015 Product Liability Litigation

    John G. Simon has been named Best Lawyers® 2015 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs “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 field of Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs. Congratulations John!
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  • Jury Finds Toyquest Banzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide Dangerous and Defective

    A jury recently returned a $20.64 million verdict to a man whose wife died of injuries suffered while using a Toyquest Banzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide. The wife's family sued Toys "R" Us, alleging that the slide was not properly designed and was not adequately tested. The woman slid head-first down this inflatable slide at a pool party. The slide deflated toward the bottom so that the wife ...
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  • Longer Driving Hours for Truckers Maintained

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on Tuesday, December 11, that it was issuing an interim final rule that maintains the current 11 hour driving limit. The new rules also require truckers to rest for 10 hours before going back out on the road. But the announcement is only the latest step in a continuing back and forth between the FMCSA and safety groups. Twice the rules have ...
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  • Man claims Jeep has Sudden Acceleration Problem

    WIVB.com is reporting on a story of a Jeep that suddenly accelerates on its own. The vehicle, a 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee owned by a Peter Swales of Springville, New York is said to have sped up 3 separate times. One of the times it accelerated resulted in $10,000 worth of property damage claims. The car dealership responded by installing a black box in the Jeep that is referred to as a "Co-Pilot" ...
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  • Man dies from exposure to asbestos-containing products in the shipbuilding industry - $9.18 Million verdict

    A man worked for NewPort News Shipbuilding for 37 years. During this time, he worked with asbestos-containing products. The products in question were gaskets and sheet packing manufactured by John Crane, Inc. Plaintiff filed claims alleging that the manufacturer was negligent in failing to warn of the dangers of asbestos exposure and that the manufacturer was strictly liable for selling an ...
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  • More News About the Hester Trucking Companys Poor Safety Rating

    On April 2, we blogged concerning a trucking company involved in a fatal crash that killed 11 people. Now, an "ongoing" compliance review of the Hester, Inc. trucking company in Alabama by The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is underway. That same agency will soon enforce a new rule that electronic onboard recorders be installed in some trucks and buses to monitor the hours that a ...
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  • Dunlop Liable for Fatal Rollover Caused by Tire Defect - $4.34 Million Verdict

    One woman was killed and three others injured when the left rear tire-Dunlop 265R model- of a 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV suffered complete tread separation while on the highway. The separation caused the SUV to leave the highway, flip over, and roll four times. One passenger, the driver's mother, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the others suffered serious injuries. At trial, the ...
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  • Jury Finds Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Responsible for Careless Chemical Monitoring Resulting in Man's Death

    A jury recently returned a $7.5 million verdict to the estate of a man who loaded gasoline at a bulk gas distribution terminal operated by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. The estate sued Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, alleging that they failed to monitor the premises for benzene exposure, disregarded standard industrial practices, and failed to warn invitees of the dangers of benzene exposure. The ...
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  • Ford Under Investigation for Sudden Acceleration Problems

    Sources, including the Detroit News, the Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, and the Chicago Tribune have reported that an investigation has been opened into Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles by federal safety regulators because those models have floor mats that may interfere with the accelerator pedal. Ford has been under the scope for safety problems before – including fuel fed fire problems in ...
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  • Toyota Accidents may be Linked to Problems with Acceleration/Throttle Systems

    In late September, Toyota announced a recall of eight models spanning a six-year production period. The concern: that "unsecured" or "incompatible" driver's side floor mats can slide over the gas pedal, causing it to become stuck in the open, accelerating position. However, some engineers familiar with Toyota acceleration systems, some plaintiffs' attorneys, and many consumers across the country ...
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