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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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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Death on the Job

Q: Can I sue if I got hurt at work?

It was a terrible day in the neighborhood when co-workers on the set and restaurant patrons nearby saw and heard the commotion after a sound technician from the movie production crew for the new Mister Rogers movie reportedly fell 2 stories to his death. An investigation into the details--including whether the worker suffered a medical event or was the victim of an accident-- is ongoing.

The doctrine of premises liability is a subsection personal injury law. It provides that a property owner has a duty to maintain their property and building conditions in a safe manner and they may be held responsible for damages if they fail to do so, and if their failure results in someone getting injured or killed on their property.

In personal injury lawsuits, the victim must prove that the actions or inactions of another person or entity negligently, recklessly, or intentionally caused their injury. Once liability is established they may be awarded compensatory damages for such items as current and future medical expenses, current and future lost income or diminished earning capacity, and other physical and psychological damages, depending on the circumstances of their particular case.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Tram Accident Causes Drama at Missouri Theater

Q: Can I sue for injuries in a tram accident?

As anyone who’s ever been to a theme park can attest, the biggest problem you might expect when boarding the tram for a ride from the parking lot to the park is remembering which section you parked in-- so you can find your car at the end of the day.

But a handful of tourists from Kansas and Oklahoma who were visiting the Shepherd of the Hills outdoor theater got a little more drama than they likely expected in a Missouri automobile accident involving the passenger tram and the vehicle pulling it.

Reportedly, four women were traveling downhill on a 24-passenger tram, being pulled buy a jeep, when it “started skidding and ran off the roadway before striking a wooden fence and a tree.”  According to authorities, “the brakes locked up”. After the accident, up to four women with minor to moderate personal injuries were reportedly transported to the hospital.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

The Dangers of Daycare

Q: What is daycare negligence?

For many parents who choose to leave their babies in daycare while they work, the decision on who to trust with their care is complex. Naturally, parents want a loving and nurturing environment for their children and have high expectations of those they trust with their children’s lives.

Daycare negligence is one of their greatest fears and the reason parents often plant hidden video recorders to be “their eyes and ears” when their children are supervised by others.

Sadly, daycare workers can make careless mistakes or worse-- intentionally harm-- the children entrusted to their care, causing serious and potentially long-term mental and/or physical personal injury to children.

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Assessing Wrongful Death Damages

Q: Who can sue for wrongful death?

Apparently, a boxing champion may be capable of inflicting serious personal injury outside of the ring as well as in it. Unlike a professional opponent who assumes the risk of injury upon entering the ring, a fellow driver on the roadways does not.

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