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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

What constitutes nursing home abuse?

When most people think about nursing home neglect and abuse lawsuits, they envision the victim of physical, emotional, or financial abuse as a senior citizen. But elder abuse is not always the case.

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Can I sue for burns from an e-cigarette?

Kansas City personal injury law firms help people who are injured as a result of someone else’s negligent, reckless or intentional actions – – or their failure to act— recover monetary compensation for the damages they suffered in an effort to ease the financial burden their physical and/or psychological injuries have caused. 

Depending on the extent of their injuries, victims often need compensation for current and future medical expenses and/or rehabilitation, current and future lost income or diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Holiday Drunk Driving Accidents Spike Personal Injury Suits

Are bar owners responsible for drunk driving injuries?

Missouri personal injury attorneys can attest to the fact that there is generally an up-tick in personal injury lawsuits after the winter holiday season and its high volume of family gatherings and corporate parties where alcohol is served. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, many drunk- or impaired-driving automobile accidents unfortunately result in serious injuries or fatalities.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Can I sue a gym for deadlift-related injuries?

Missouri personal injury attorneys know that the outcomes of deadlift-related lawsuits against gyms by injured members can be hit-or-miss depending on the facts of each case and possibly, how soon an attorney is contacted.
To recover in a personal injury action, the injured party must first establish that the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions or inactions of another person or entity caused their injury.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Severed Finger at Daycare Center Sparks Negligence Suit

What duty of care does a daycare center owe to the children it supervises?

Kansas City daycare negligence attorneys often help upset and grieving parents whose children have been injured or killed while in the custody of daycare centers.

Sometimes, guilt-ridden parents wish they had investigated the facility for any records of violations prior to having placed their child in the care of those who may have a history of shoddy caregiving. Of course, a clean record doesn’t guarantee a superior standard of care in the future, especially since staff changes without proper background screening may also result in negligent or reckless injuries. Parents often go public after their own tragedy in an effort to spare others the same pain.

Daycare negligence lawsuits fall within the umbrella of

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Botched Circumcision Claimed in Lawsuit

Is a bad circumcision grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit?

It’s a procedure routinely performed countless times daily in hospitals across the nation, though envisioning the procedure could make many parents weak in the knees. Male infant circumcision is typically performed in the hospital at only one-day old. In fact, it’s done so often without incident that many parents might not consider investigating the doctor who will be performing it prior to giving their consent to the procedure.

When it goes well, it is quickly forgotten, but when circumcision goes wrong, it is often followed by a Read more . . .

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Medical Negligence: Removing a Healthy Organ

Is it medical negligence to remove a healthy organ?

Patients facing surgery are often nervous about the procedure they are undergoing and the recovery and/or rehabilitation that may follow it. Hoping that medical negligence doesn’t occur is also normal.
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Monday, December 10, 2018

Negligence Alleged Over Presumed Opioid Overdose

Is a police officer negligent treat an asthma victim for an opioid overdose?

There are few things scarier than an asthma attack for a victim and their family as they know every moment matters in the fight for oxygen. When help arrives, it generally brings a measure of relief—except when the first-on-the-scene police officer treats the victim for an opioid overdose rather than an asthma attack.

If such a mistake was made, a Read more . . .

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Can I still sue a daycare for negligence if I signed a waiver?

Kansas City daycare negligence attorneys are the ones to call if you know or suspect a child has been injured or abused in a daycare setting.

Serious injuries that might require ongoing physical and/or psychological medical care can happen in a daycare setting due to lax supervision, poor judgment, careless errors, and even intentional abuse by the staff.

In a

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Suit Threatened After Tot Scalded at Restaurant

Q: Is a hot water burn accident grounds to sue a restaurant?

Every single day, countless cups of hot scalding water or coffee are served by waitstaff to patrons in restaurants across the country.

Personal injury lawsuits arise when accidents occur and people get burned. But to prevail in your lawsuit, you must establish liability--which essentially means you have to prove that your injury was someone else’s fault. State laws differ, and sometimes more than one party may be held responsible for a percentage of the damages.

One family says things were not so good in their neighborhood the night they visited a local Applebee’s restaurant with their toddler. After reportedly asking for and receiving a cup of “scalding hot water to sterilize utensils”, the couple’s toddler allegedly grabbed the cup, spilled the water on himself, and received “severe burns”.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Dangers at Festivals are Grounds for Lawsuits

Q: Who is responsible for injuries or deaths at festivals?

Each fall, families flock to pumpkin patches for seasonal fun which often includes activities like pumpkin picking, hayrides, bounce houses, corn mazes, and more. Unfortunately, sometimes things go wrong which could lead to a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit.

Premises liability attorneys handle personal injury lawsuits that arise from injuries sustained as a result of dangerous conditions on the property. Under the doctrine of premises liability, commercial and residential property owners have a duty to maintain their property in a safe condition for those who enter upon it, which includes maintaining or repairing areas that the owner knew or should reasonably have known might be dangerous to visitors.

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