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Posts tagged "negligence"

The severity of a car vs. truck accident lies in weight and size

Many Missouri residents are nervous sharing the streets and highways with tractor-trailers. The impressive size and weight of these big rigs is intimidating. It is those two factors that often make a car vs. truck accident more severe than a crash involving two passenger vehicles.

Details begin to emerge in fatal Missouri truck accident on I-435

Investigators recently issued a preliminary report regarding a crash that occurred just days after Christmas on Interstate 435. Even though some unanswered questions remain, a truck driver involved in the wreck could face criminal charges in connection with the incident. The Missouri truck accident claimed the lives of five people -- three of whom were children under the age of 3.

Cosmetic surgery errors may prove difficult to prove in a claim

While a Missouri cosmetic surgery patient may be unsatisfied with the ultimate results of a procedure, he or she will first have to prove that other professionals in this field would have produced better results. For a medical malpractice claim against a cosmetic surgeon to be viable, negligence has to be proved. If, for example, a problem such as an abnormal bone structure that could not have been anticipated becomes apparent during surgery, the surgeon has to cope with the situation in the best way possible. If chances are that other surgeons would also have been unaware of the problem prior to surgery, it may not be seen as negligent, and the result may not constitute cosmetic surgery errors.

Doctor errors in pharmacy allegedly cause woman's overdose death

No one ever expects that they are going to die at the hands of another person -- especially a medical physician who has spent years of his or her life in medical school. Doctors are expected to know what they are doing and to provide adequate care. However, doctor errors are made. Unfortunately, those errors can result in the untimely death of individuals in Missouri and across the rest of the nation.

Family suspects nursing home neglect after health deterioration

One of the most difficult decisions that Missouri family members must make is when they decide to put a loved one in an assisted living facility or nursing home. They worry that their loved one will not be treated and cared for appropriately. This is especially true with as many individuals as there are who suffer from elder abuse and nursing home neglect every year. For one family, the realization of this is all too real.

Jury awards $2.3M to patient who suffered from doctor errors

When a person becomes ill and requires medical attention, he or she likely turns to an individual who has had years of schooling to help them timely and correctly diagnose a condition. Whether it is a nurse, doctor or other health care provider, a patient in Missouri typically puts his or her full trust into the ability of that provider. Unfortunately, though, human error can occur. A man from another state recently took his claims of doctor errors to court and won.

Missouri truck accident claims life of 2, injures 2 others

A recent accident in Missouri has taken the lives of two individuals and injured two others. Apparently, the truck accident transpired when a tractor trailer attempted to make a left-hand turn as it was heading northbound. However, as the driver attempted to make this turn, a smaller truck was traveling southbound. Unfortunately, the result was a deadly collision.

Missouri truck accident causes injuries to 4 individuals

It isn't uncommon for vehicle accidents that take place on Missouri roadways to take some time in determining the cause of the accident and who was at fault. After all, it is a difficult job that law enforcement officials have to determine exactly what happened in a car or truck accident. An investigation can uncover information that is necessary in determining cause and fault in an accident.

10 people in the hospital after another Missouri truck accident

Stop lights and signs are established to direct traffic as safely and efficiently as possible. Regardless of to the size of the vehicle one is driving, failure to acknowledge traffic signs increases the chances of being involved in an accident. A recent truck accident in Missouri provided a good example of how running a stop sign can result in serious and sometimes fatal injuries.

Doctor errors capped by malpractice caps in Missouri House bill

In 2012 the Supreme Court of Missouri declared the state's $350,000 cap of jury awards for "pain and suffering" in medical malpractice cases unconstitutional, saying the law violates a patient's right to a jury trial. The Court held that constitutionally only juries can declare the amount of damages. After that decision, there have been no caps on damages awards in medical malpractice cases in Missouri. Such awards compensate for doctor errors, and negligence by hospitals and other healthcare workers.

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