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Toyota Sudden Acceleration Lawsuits: Why a Settlement in Lieu of Litigation?

It has been more than four months since Toyota announced that it would begin negotiations to settle the hundreds of lawsuits currently pending against the automaker for sudden acceleration issues in ...
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Head-On Collision Claims Life of Kansas City Driver

A head-on collision claimed the life of a 45-year-old Kansas City man Monday afternoon in the Northland. Kansas City police responded to a call at around 2:20pm Monday at North Woodland Avenue, just ...
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Drug Development and Approval in the U.S.

In order for a drug to be legally distributed and used in the United States, it must undergo a specific development and approval process overseen by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This ...
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Hit-and-Run Marks Third Kansas City School Bus Accident in One Morning

Police are currently searching for a driver involved in a hit-and-run accident with a school bus in Kansas City on Tuesday morning. This marks the third school bus accident in the area in two days. ...
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Driver in Kansas City School Bus Hit-and-Run Set to Accept Plea Bargain

A driver accused of hitting a Kansas City School District bus with children on board is set to accept a plea bargain this week. The 33-year-old man was charged with leaving the scene of an accident ...
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Jury Awards $9 Billion in Punitive Damages Against Pharmaceutical Companies that Hid Actos Cancer Risks

Actos is a prescription medication used to treat Type 2 diabetes. Recently, Actos has come under increasing scrutiny for significantly increasing the risk for bladder cancer. After this dangerous ...
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Alcohol Awareness Month 2014 - Taking a Look at Drunk Driving

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to increase awareness of the health and social problems caused by excess alcohol consumption. Drinking too much, too frequently and too quickly can have ...
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Missouri Workers' Compensation for Occupational Diseases

While many people associate workers' compensation benefits with workplace accidents and on-the-job injuries, they also cover occupational diseases. This may include any of a number of illnesses ...
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What to do if Your Car Stalls on the Freeway

On Sunday, a woman lost her life after her car stalled on Interstate 70 outside of Manhattan, Kansas. According to news reports, the 35-year-old woman got out of her vehicle after it stalled. Another ...
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"Duty of Care" in a Missouri Premises Liability Lawsuit

Premises liability law pertains to injuries and accidents that occur on another's property. For example, if you were eating at a restaurant and slipped and fell as you were leaving, this may fall ...
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Recognizing the Danger of Mental Distractions While Driving

There are three primary types of recognized distractions that may influence a driver's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle: visual, manual and cognitive. Visual attention refers to a ...
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Mandatory Label Can Help Vehicle Owners Identify Recall Notices

A new mandatory label is expected to help consumers easily identify recall notices for motor vehicles or equipment they own. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) initiated this ...
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Injured by a Drunk Driver on St. Patrick's Day? We Can Help.

St. Patrick's Day and other holidays typically mark an increase in traffic accidents, which can be associated with an increased number of vehicles on the roads as well as higher numbers of drunk ...
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Understanding Diagnosis-Related Medical Malpractice

A proper diagnosis is the first step in administering effective medical care. This can also be one of the most complex aspects of a medical professional's job and is one of the leading sources of ...
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Kansas City Woman Facing Manslaughter Charges After Wrong-Way Truck Accident

A 32-year-old woman from Kansas City has been charged with manslaughter following a wrong-way accident that claimed the life of the passenger in her vehicle. The incident occurred on February 14th at ...
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Missouri House Panel to Consider Statewide Texting Ban

Distracted driving has become one of the leading causes of car accidents in Missouri and the nation. Today, more than ever before, drivers have access to numerous distractions while behind the wheel. ...
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Peter Goss Discusses Testosterone Injury Litigation with the Kansas CIty Business Journal

Peter Goss recently discussed the FDAs investigation of several testosterone therapy drugs with the Kansas City Business Journal. Wendt Goss is one of several law firms accepting cases nationally to ...
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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Missouri?

Losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult experiences in life. Losing a loved one in a preventable accident can be even more devastating. Those who have lost family members as the result of ...
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Accident Rates for Elderly Drivers Improve

According to research and news sources, elderly drivers (70 and over) are less likely to be involved in car accidents than previous generations of older motorists. About ten years ago, researchers ...
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Can You Blame "Bad Weather" to Avoid Car Accident Liability?

Human error is responsible for most car accidents, but adverse weather conditions can lead to serious collisions as well. These conditions include snow, rain, hail, fog, slush, etc. If you were ...
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New Apps for Parents May Decrease Teen Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a nationwide problem. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,060 people are injured in disctracted ...
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Low-T Drugs Could Pose Heart Risk

Recent studies have linked testosterone treatment drugs to an increased risk of serious heart events such as heart attack, stroke and death in men. Some research indicates that testosterone-boosting ...
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Common Truck Accident Causes in Kansas City

Accidents involving commercial trucks are some of the most devastating on our roadways. Given the sheer size and weight of these massive machines, as well as their inability to stop and maneuver ...
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Federal Government Announces Support for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication

Car accidents are among the leading causes of personal injury and death in the United States. In many cases, these accidents are the result of driver error and negligence, and are entirely ...
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How to Win a Slip & Fall Case

The term "slip and fall" refers to a specific form of personal injury. As you might expect, a slip and fall accident occurs when an individual, such as a grocery store customer, slips and ...
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