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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

New Legislation Expected to Combat Sexual Assaults in Missouri Nursing Homes

Q: How can sexual assault be reduced in nursing homes?

Missouri nursing home abuse attorneys, as well as nursing home residents and their loved ones, gained a victory when Missouri lawmakers recently approved legislation that "nursing and other group homes must report sexual assaults to law-enforcement" rather than just to state agencies as the current law mandates.

The measure, expected to be signed by the governor, would help prevent miscommunication between the facility, the family, and law-enforcement that in the past has reportedly resulted in roadblocks to the pursuit and conviction of elder sexual abuse and assault cases.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tragedy in the Wake of Alleged BWI Crash in Missouri

Q: Who can sue for damages in a boating while intoxicated accident?

An alleged Missouri boating while intoxicated accident has left tragedy in its wake and legal trouble for the boat’s driver.

According to police, the driver crashed the boat into a rock bluff, ejecting himself and two of his four passengers into the water.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Meth Contamination Concerns at Daycare Center

Q: What is daycare negligence?

Plenty of people fantasize about finding a place to hide on a difficult workday. But one day care worker allegedly turned that common day dream into a frightening reality.


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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Criminal Charges in Waterpark Decapitation Death

Q: Can someone be held criminally and civilly liable for a death?

When a child dies in a tragic accident that's particularly gruesome, the memory lingers for years. Such is the case in the alleged wrongful death two years ago of the then 10-year-old son of a Kansas lawmaker.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Innovative Evidence Collection Method Used in Golden State Killer Case

Q: Can evidence collection methods impact a criminal case?

It isn't every day that an arrest is made for a crime allegedly committed over 40 years ago--much less a series of alleged crimes from that era. But it happened recently in Sacramento, California with the arrest of a former police officer. Like anyone charged with a violent crime, the alleged "Golden State Killer" will need

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Dogs that Bite—Who’s Responsible?

You see the cutest dog at the park and you can’t resist saying hi. The owner smiles as you walk up to the dog and gingerly put your hand out to pet his fluffy little head. Without warning, the dog snaps at you and sinks his teeth into your hand. The owner is horrified, declaring that Fido has never done anything like that before! Who’s responsible for the injuries—you or the dog owner?

Missouri law regarding dog bites is set out in Missouri Revised Statutes, section 273.036, which provides that dog owners are subject to “strict liability.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Seeking Justice in Missouri Courthouse Slip and Fall Case

Q: Who is guilty in courthouse slip and fall accident?

Premises liability attorneys know that residential and commercial property owners have a duty to maintain their premises in a safe manner to prevent injuries to those who enter the property.

If someone is injured due to poor or unsafe conditions--generally determined on a “reasonableness under the circumstances” standard-- the owner may be held responsible for their injuries in a

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Shaken Baby and Wrongful Death in Missouri

Q: Is shaken baby syndrome a cause of wrongful death?

Babies are fragile. Sometimes, birth injuries due to negligent medical care occur.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Flyer Sues for Mental Anguish Over Alternate Landing

Q: Can I recover damages for mental anguish without physical injuries?

Many people experience a manageable degree of anxiety when flying, particularly during take-offs and landings. But they choose to fly anyway, especially if it is required for their jobs.

Recently, a former Cedar Creek, Missouri resident reportedly filed a Read more . . .

Monday, March 12, 2018

The Inherent Dangers of Truck Driving Accidents

Q: Are truck owners and truck drivers subjected to special safety regulations?

As is often the case in Missouri truck accidents involving passenger cars, the disproportionate size and weight of the big-rig often leaves the occupants of the involved cars at a distinct disadvantage. Accordingly, victims of truck accidents are often left with devastating injuries and suffer from long-term physical and/or psychological pain.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Criminal and Civil Consequences of Killing Someone

Q: Can intentional actions be the basis of a wrongful death lawsuit?

When someone is facing charges, particularly something as serious as involuntary manslaughter, the first thing they need to focus on is hiring a skilled Kansas City criminal defense lawyer. And while getting acquitted is the biggest priority, that might not be the end of their problems.
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