How Are Pain and Suffering Damages Proven in Court?

When filing a civil lawsuit, Missouri residents typically claim two types of compensation: economic damages and non-economic damages. While economic damages involve the financial losses that the victim experienced, non-economic damages involve physical and emotional pain and suffering. Unlike financial losses, proving pain and suffering can be difficult. These damages are intangible and do not… read more

I’ve Been Having Trouble Sleeping after a Car Accident. What Can I Do?

A good night’s sleep is important for our overall health and wellness. When we have trouble sleeping or develop a serious condition like insomnia, we can experience significant physical and psychological stress. Many car accident victims report trouble sleeping after a car accident. While sleep difficulties may not seem very dangerous, they could be a… read more

Factors That Affect Compensation for a Personal Injury Claim

If you plan on filing a personal injury lawsuit, you may wonder how much compensation you can expect to receive. In Missouri, damages in personal injury claims vary based on the individual losses that the plaintiff experienced. Certain factors influence the value of a personal injury settlement, such as medical expenses, property damage, and time… read more

Failure to Order Medical Tests and Misdiagnosis

When we visit a doctor with symptoms, we expect that he or she will run several tests to try and identify our condition. Healthcare professionals have specific procedures they follow to diagnose ailments, and ordering the appropriate medical tests is a key part of those processes. However, some medical providers may fail to order the… read more

3 Infections That Are Caused By Medical Error

When we go to the doctor, we expect our injury or illness to get better. The last thing we expect is to catch a dangerous infection and become even sicker. Unfortunately, preventable medical errors and acts of medical negligence expose patients to dangerous bacteria, leading to an infection. If you catch an infection due to… read more

Options for Medical Errors Involving Technology

Medical technology has made significant advancements over the years, and the field continues to create new solutions each year. Just like how doctors can commit serious errors and harm patients, however, medical technology can malfunction or be used improperly, causing serious injuries and worsening illnesses. In these situations, you may be eligible for a lawsuit… read more

HELLP Syndrome

During pregnancy, a mother may experience a wide range of changes and symptoms to her body. As a result, there are several prenatal conditions that obstetricians must check for as the baby develops. However, some medical providers may fail to monitor and identify symptoms of serious conditions—leading to serious, potential life-threatening complications. One of the… read more

Birth Injuries Involving Broken Bones

While most children are born without injury, other newborns spend their first moments in pain. Broken bone injuries are unfortunately common during childbirth, Doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel who use unsafe birthing techniques, fail to respond to common labor complications, or use dangerous medications can cause broken bones during the delivery process. If your… read more

What You Need to Know About Missouri Hit & Run Laws

A hit and run occurs when a driver strikes another vehicle, pedestrian, or cyclist and flees the scene to escape liability. In Missouri, a hit and run is a serious crime that can result in severe civil and criminal penalties. If you suffer an injury due to a hit and run driver, you have options… read more

Missouri Files Lawsuit Against China in Response to Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to devastating losses around the world, from thousands of deaths to economic recession and lay-offs. Throughout the crisis, many officials wondered if a faster response from China would have decreased the impact of the novel coronavirus. In response to this perceived lack of responsibility, Missouri became the first state in… read more