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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Four Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

    Any type of negligence-related accident resulting in injury can be a huge disruption to a person’s life. The victim has to go through the steps of speaking with the proper authorities, exchanging information with the negligent party, contacting insurance companies, and seeking medical treatment. Medical attention can be expensive, causing bills to add up. This financial stress may cause the victim ...
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  • Things to Know in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

    What do you do when someone acts negligently and causes you harm? This is a question that not many people have an answer to, but the reality is, there are thousands of incidents every day that results in someone sustaining a serious injury. Quite often — more than we’d like to imagine — these injuries are caused by someone else’s negligent, reckless, or careless actions. While we never expect to ...
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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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  • 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. Polaris

    Overview: Plaintiff suffered severe injuries including a compound fracture to his ankle and torn ligaments in his opposite knee as a result of an ATV accident. Plaintiff brought a lawsuit against Polaris in Crawford County, Missouri alleging that the throttle on the ATV was negligently designed so that it was prone to sticking. Plaintiff further alleged that the ETC, which was designed to ...
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  • Jone v. Coleman

    Overview: A claim was brought against Coleman by the mother of a young man named Cary Lam. Cary went camping with his uncle. They lit a lantern for warmth in the middle of a cool night, and Cary died of carbon monoxide poisoning. The Coleman propane cylinder that was used did not mention the risks of carbon monoxide and stated that the propane should be used in a ventilated area. Both 2' x 2' ...
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  • Jane Doe v. Polaris

    Overview: Plaintiff suffered injuries when riding an ATV on an asphalt road. Plaintiff filed a lawsuit in Washington County, Missouri alleging that due to negligent manufacture or design of a bolt that kept the rear control arm in place, the bolt snapped , causing Plaintiff to lose control of the ATV. The Plaintiff suffered multiple injuries when the ATV collided with at least two trees. Polaris ...
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  • Donald Edwards, et al. v. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

    Overview: $2.3 Million settlement for a worker in a products liability suit. A liquid oxygen cylinder fell over and exploded. Attorneys: John G. Simon
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  • Jason Frede and Alicia Frede v. Ford Motor Company et al.

    Overview: Plaintiffs alleged serious injuries resulting from multiple design features of the Ford Explorer. In addition to the rollover issues often associated with the Explorer, this case involved a claim for Ford's defective design of the vehicle's door latch system. As the vehicle rolled over on the highway, both doors flew open, causing the occupants to be thrown about, held in the car only by ...
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  • McCarthy v. Cessna Aircraft Co.

    Overview: This case was brought on behalf of the family of a student pilot who was killed in a crash. The suit, which was based on products liability, was settled for a confidential amount. Allan McCarthy was flying a 1977 Cessna single engine aircraft at the time. The family claimed lost wages of between $750,000 and $1M. Attorneys: John G. Simon
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  • Rodin Hernandez v. Penta Engineering Corporation

    Overview: $1.5 Million Settlement of a products liability suit. A worker was injured when a dust collection system suspended 25 feet above the floor collapsed and struck him. Attorneys: John G. Simon
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  • Andrew Beavers v. Paradise Valley Residents Association

    Overview: $2.5 million settlement for a 16-year old boy who was paralyzed from the chest down after an automobile accident on an improperly maintained road (no guardrail at a sharp curve). There had been seven prior accidents at the site. Attorneys: John G. Simon
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  • Christina Bova v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, et al.

    Overview: Christina Bova was riding as a passenger in a car that was hit by train at hazardous crossing settles suit. Her resulting brain injury caused her to be permanently disabled. As a result of her injuries, Bova, a high school graduate who had taken college courses, was unable to return to her job as a clerk for MSD. She is legally blind, can no longer walk without assistance, read, tell ...
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  • Michael Lebrun v. Mine Safety Appliances Co.

    Overview: $6.5 million settlement of a product liability suit. The plaintiff was a fire fighter who suffered brain damage when the oxygen alarm on his oxygen tank malfunctioned while he fought a fire in a high-rise retirement center. This suit resulted in a national recall of the product. Attorneys: John G. Simon
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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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  • John Doe v. Missouri Highways & Transportation Commission (MoDOT)

    Overview: A $926,378 settlement has been reached over a woman's death and the injuries sustained by her two children when the vehicle the woman was driving veered off Interstate 55 in St. Louis and plunged over a 76 foot cliff. At the time of the accident, no barriers or guardrails were present at the site, even though at least one similar accident had occurred there previously. Strategy: ...
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  • Woman's Breast Cancer Caused by Prempro (Hormone Replacement Drug) - $4 Million Verdict

    A Connecticut woman took the hormone replacement drug Prempro for five years and then developed invasive breast cancer. She had treatment including chemotherapy and radiation for five years. She is currently cancer-free, but if the cancer comes back it will probably kill her. She alleged that the drug company, Wyeth, knew back in 1976 about the connection between hormone therapy and cancer but ...
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