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Common Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Elder abuse and nursing home abuse is a national epidemic. As the Baby Boom generation grays and as life expectancy increases, the incidents of physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse against ...
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Security Negligence and Intentional Harm in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Though many associate personal injuries with accidents and negligence, as opposed to intentional wrongdoing, a person who has been assaulted or otherwise harmed may have grounds for a valid lawsuit on ...
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USPS Fined $70k in Missouri Mail Carrier's Death

Two years after it was issued, an administrative law judge has upheld a citation issued against a United States Postal Service (USPS) station in relation to a Missouri mail carrier's heat-related ...
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FedEx Worker Dies in Accident During Residential Delivery

A FedEx worker died after he was atruck by his vehicle during a residential delivery just outside Parkville, Missouri. The incident was reported at about 4:30pm Friday, in the 1800 block of Amber ...
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National Child Passenger Safety Week 2014

Police in Missouri are stepping up seat belt enforcement and car seat inspections across the state, as a part of National Child Passenger Safety Week: September 14 through 20. Now is the time to place ...
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Safety Tips for Pedestrians on Interstate Highways

In light of two serious pedestrian accidents that occurred on Missouri interstates last weekend, it is important to provide insight on what can be done to avoid these collisions. One pedestrian was ...
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McDonald's Foreign Object Lawsuit: The Next Hot Coffee Case?

A McDonald's customer is suing the fast food chain after allegedly suffering a serious throat injury by swallowing a foreign object hidden in a large orange juice he ordered. According to the ...
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Look for Vehicle Recalls and Defects with New, Online DOT Search Tool

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which operates under the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), recently unveiled a new online tool to help consumers search for ...
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Missouri Workers' Comp Premiums Could Fall

Employers in Missouri may see a decline in workers' compensation insurance premiums next year, according to a recent report from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). Attributed ...
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Labor Day & Drunk Driving Accidents

" The end of summer shouldn't mean the end of your life. " This statement on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website packs a powerful punch, and for good ...
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Missouri Sees Downward Trend in Traffic Fatalities

According to statistics from the Missouri Highway Patrol, there has been a downward trend in traffic fatalities in the state. These numbers are heartening to government agencies, safety groups and ...
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Texting Bans for Missouri Drivers

Each state has its own version of traffic laws applying to texting while driving. In some states, there are statewide bans on texting while driving only for drivers of certain ages, while individual ...
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How Are Personal Injury Settlements Paid?

If you are considering or are in the midst of a personal injury action, you may wonder how a settlement or award will be paid if you win. Will you receive a single payment? Will you receive monthly or ...
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Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Kansas City Highway Hit-and-Run

A pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident on a Kansas City highway early Saturday. Police are investigating the incident, but witnesses have reported that the male victim was ...
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Texting Bans Linked to 11 Percent Reduction in Traffic Fatalities

A new study by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health has linked primary texting bans to an 11% reduction in traffic fatalities among teens and young adults. ...
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Lorillard Tobacco to Pay $4 Million in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A jury in Los Angeles, California recently found that Lorillard Tobacco Co. should pay at least $3.9 million to the widow of a longtime smoker, based on the findings that the design of the cigarettes ...
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Boy Attacked by Stray Dog in Front Yard of Kansas City Home

A five-year-old boy was hospitalized Saturday after being attacked by a stray dog in his Kansas City neighborhood. According to reports, the boy was attending a family gathering early Saturday evening ...
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Mom Says 11-Year-Old Son Suffered Concussion on Worlds of Fun Coaster

According to a Kansas City mom, her 11-year-old son suffered a concussion on a roller coaster at Worlds of Fun. She expressed concern about the amusement park's handling of her son's injury. ...
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Proposed NCAA Brain Injury Settlement to Establish $70 Million Fund for College Athletes

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) reached a preliminary settlement Tuesday on a class action involving brain injuries sustained by college athletes, agreeing to establish a $70 ...
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Street Racers Block Traffic on I-435 in Platte County, MO

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), more than 40 motorcycles and cars held up traffic on the Interstate 435 in Platte County Sunday evening, as riders and drivers performed stunts ...
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Dangerous Heat Wave Hits Kansas City

The Kansas City region is currently under a heat advisory as the area faces what is expected to be the hottest day of the summer. High temperatures began on Monday, with the heat advisory beginning ...
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Missouri Court Issues Opinion in Flying Hot Dog Case

The Missouri Supreme Court recently voided a decision in a case involving a fan's alleged injury due to a flying hot dog at a Kansas City Royals game. The court held that flying hot dogs are not ...
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Teen Dies from Powdered Caffeine Overdose

Caffeine may not seem dangerous, but a teen's recent death from a powdered caffeine overdose has brought national attention to the serious health hazards this substance can pose. The 18-year-old ...
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Delayed Emergency Treatment & Medical Malpractice

A recent news article discussed a controversial incident in Richmond, Missouri where a mother called 911 in distress because her one-year-old baby had stopped breathing. As her husband performed CPR ...
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Missouri Insurance Department Targets Distracted Driving

The Missouri Department of Insurance is focusing its attention on preventing distracted driving, through a new public awareness campaign. The MO Eyes on the Road campaign was created to educate ...
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