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Railroad Company Faulted for Asbestos Exposure

Last month, a special administrator of a late woman's estate said that a railroad company is responsible for the decedent's mesothelioma, and for negligently exposing employees to asbestos. ...
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Driver Inflicted Permanent Injuries by Violating Right-of-Way, Says Lawsuit in Madison County Court

Reported on today in the Madison-St. Clair Record, a woman filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court on March 27, 2014, and she is ask for more than $50,000 in compensation. The lawsuit is against ...
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Man Sues Doctors for Failure to Diagnose Clotting Disorder

On March 31, 2014, the Madison-St. Clair Record reported a medical malpractice lawsuit that a man had filed in St. Clair County that month, and the lawsuit alleges that the patient is now unable to ...
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What If I'm Partly at Fault for an Accident?

In theory, the person responsible for an accident should compensate anyone else who was injured in the accident. In reality, people often share the blame for accidents, and determining who is ...
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What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

Just as the motorcycle crash itself can leave you with long-term consequences, the immediate aftermath of the accident can have just as much of an impact on your future. Once everyone is safe, you ...
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Three Minors Injured Severely in Vernon County Accident

Three minors were hurt in a one-car accident that occurred the evening of Friday, March 7, at around 10:45 p.m. The Missouri State Highway patrol said that the truck veered off the roadway and rolled ...
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Missouri House Passes Cap on Medical Malpractice Jury Awards

Wednesday, March 5, the Missouri House passed a bill that would again limit non-economic damages to $350,000 in medical malpractice claims. Non-economic damages are compensation for "pain and ...
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When You Can File a Lawsuit for a Skiing or Snowboarding Injury

As with any other personal injury claim, these cases will come down to negligence or recklessness: Can you prove that someone else's carelessness caused your injury? One of the first places to ...
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When Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

If you or a loved one have been harmed by another person's negligence, then you could be owed compensation, which could cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and more. But do you always have to ...
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When Can I File a Product Liability Lawsuit in Missouri?

If anyone is injured by a product defect, whether it was a faulty car part or a dangerous drug, the injured person can recover the compensation he or she deserves through a product liability claim. ...
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Medical Malpractice: What Is Informed Consent?

Before a patient decides whether or not to undergo a medical procedure, a doctor has the duty to tell that patient about the potential risks of that treatment. When a patient agrees to a medical ...
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What Happens If My Auto Accident Insurance Claim Is Denied?

You may have done everything right. The other driver caused the car accident, and you collected the evidence. You have your photos of the crash scene, wrote down witnesses' information, went to ...
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Who Is at Fault for Accidents in Bad Weather?

When winter descends on our highways and streets, the accident rate can shoot up. And with accidents comes expensive vehicle damage, and sometimes painful and costly injuries as well. After being in a ...
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What Action Do You Take When You Slip And Fall In A Store?

Slip and fall accidents make up a large percent of the personal injury claims and lawsuits that are filed every year. The injuries from this type of accident can range from a minor bump, scrape or ...
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Workers' Compensation FAQ

In the event that a worker is injured on the job, an employer is supposed to have insurance that can cover these workers for their medical expenses, provide disability benefits, and more. As this is ...
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Five Injured Amid Stormy Conditions in Missouri Highway Accident

Sunday, January 5, five people were injured in a collision that landed an SUV in the middle of two semi-trucks on the I-44, yet more casualties of stormy weather. An SUV had merged into the left lane, ...
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Two Injured in Multi-Vehicle Accident in Worth County

On Monday, December 30, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a call about a two car accident in the south of Worth County. According to reports, a northbound car on Route YY was going ...
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The Four Components of a Negligence Claim in Kansas City

In any personal injury or wrongful death claim, your lawyer is going to have to prove " negligence ". While this term is synonymous with being careless or reckless, what exactly does this ...
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Helmet Laws and Compensation for Motorcycle Accidents in Kansas City

In Missouri, whenever someone is on a moving motorcycle, they have to be wearing a helmet that meets safety standards. That is the law. Now violating this might only yield a $25 fine for an ...
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Icy Roads Cause Numerous Car Accidents in the Kansas City Metro Area

Over the weekend and pouring into this week, snow and ice have made the highways and roads hazardous for many Kansas City residents. On just this past Sunday, the Missouri Highway Patrol fielded 288 ...
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Eight Injured when Car Crashes into Coffee Shop in Kansas City Suburb

Friday, November 29, an SUV went over the curb and crashed through the glass window of a Starbucks in the Kansas City suburb of Gladstone, the car ending up fully inside of the shop. Eight people were ...
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Sumner Law Group, LLC Helping Clients with Risperdal® Cases

At Sumner Law Group, LLC, our Kansas City personal injury lawyers handle claims for individuals who have been harmed by taking the drug Risperdal® . Risperdal (risperidone) is an antipsychotic ...
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Bicyclist Severely Injured in Collision with Taxi

A man was hospitalized in critical condition after a taxi cab hit him in Midtown Kansas City. The accident occurred in the evening of Tuesday, November 12, according to police. The bicyclist was hit ...
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Understanding Dog Bite Laws in Missouri

Missouri follows "strict liability" statutes when it comes to dog bite injuries. This means that a dog owner is liable any time that a dog bites someone; it does not matter whether the owner ...
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Johnson & Johnson to Pay Billions of Dollars in Health Care Fraud Penalties

Johnson & Johnson, as well as its subsidiaries Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Scios, will be paying a total of more than $2.2 billion in criminal and civil settlements for marketing medications such ...
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