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Unusual Laws in Kansas City You Should Know

Most states have a few unusual laws if citizens know where to look for them. Many weird laws today began as relevant statutes, but have grown out of touch with modern society over time. When states and cities do not bother to remove irrelevant ordinances, they technically remain part of the municipality’s code, even if… read more

Widow Sues VA Saying Husband Died from Misplaced Catheter

When Gilbert Harris visited the Kansas City VA Medical Center on May 12, 2016, he was at the urology clinic, seeking medical assistance for a neurogenic bladder. The condition, linked to Harris’s multiple sclerosis, is one in which the bladder becomes overactive or underactive. The medical provider at the center removed Harris’s catheter and inserted… read more

The Opioid Epidemic in Kansas City

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of opioid overdose deaths in Missouri increased by 31.8% between 2015 and 2016. Opioid abuse is a serious problem all around the country, but Missouri is facing increases that are more severe than other states. Missouri politicians are expressing concern about the rise of… read more

How to Research Your Doctor’s Track Record

Last month, the Kansas City Star uncovered a doctor in Kansas City who had been sued for malpractice 13 times in Illinois but was in good standing in Missouri. This came as part of an investigation of 500 doctors by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and website MedPage Today. The study determined that finding public information on… read more

Measles Outbreak in KC

Measles is a viral disease. It is highly contagious condition and spreads mainly through the air by breathing, coughing, and sneezing. Though you become immune after just one exposure, it can spread extremely quickly and becomes dangerous if it infects a community of people who have never had exposure to the virus. Recently, 10 cases of… read more

Overview of Kansas City, MO Courthouses

As an injured party, or “plaintiff,” you will need to know which courthouse to file your claim, the filing procedure, and the deadline for filing. An attorney can help with all of these tasks, but for your own personal knowledge, here’s an overview of the courthouses in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City Municipal Court The… read more

What Is the Missouri Tort Claims Act?

Claims against government entities in Missouri come with more stringent rules than average claims. The Missouri Tort Claims Act is a doctrine dealing with the government’s sovereign immunity from civil lawsuits. “Sovereign immunity” is a legal doctrine that protects the state or government from criminal prosecution and liability for civil wrongs. In essence, sovereign immunity… read more

The Legal Implications of Privatizing Sidewalks in Kansas City

In light of the recent changes in Kansas City regarding the privatization of its sidewalks, many people wonder about the legal implications of suffering an injury on a non-public sidewalk. When considering the possibility of an injury from a slip, trip, or fall on a private sidewalk, it is important to understand the responsibilities of… read more

Stand Your Ground Laws in Missouri

In January 2017, Missouri became the 25th state to enact a “Stand Your Ground” law. Senate Bill 656 passed into law after state legislature overruled a veto by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. The bill pertains to the state’s firearm laws, modifying existing open-carry rules to make them more flexible. If you live in Missouri or… read more

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Enrollment in Kansas City

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly called “Obamacare,” came into law under President Obama in 2010. It requires all adults to maintain health insurance coverage for at least nine months out of every year or else pay a tax of 2.5% of your income. Since the inauguration of President Trump, the country has wondered as… read more