Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run Accident Occurs in St. Louis

Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable people on the road. With nothing to shield them from oncoming cars and trucks, they’re at a high risk for serious injury or even death.

According to an article on the Fox2Now St. Louis website, a recent hit and run accident involving a sedan and a pedestrian resulted in the death of a sixty-year-old man. The accident took place at about midnight at the intersection of Natural Bridge Avenue and Union Boulevard. After the man was hit, the sedan fled the scene. The article is unclear about whether or not the driver was ever identified or found.

The victim was taken to a local hospital in critical and unstable condition, where he died shortly thereafter.

As your St. Louis pedestrian accident attorney, our hearts go out to the family members upon the loss of someone they dearly loved. Sometimes, when there are witnesses to these types of accidents, the one who caused it is easily identified and found. However, it usually takes utilizing other means of identification, such as area cameras, to find the individual. In cases like this, it’s necessary to work with an experienced St. Louis pedestrian accident attorney.

If you or someone you love is ever injured in an accident, whether it’s a pedestrian accident or a car accident, please contact your St. Louis pedestrian accident attorney for help right away. We can assist you.

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Missouri Mom Wins Malpractice Case After the Death of Her Unborn Son

There’s no doubt that malpractice cases are very hard to win. Usually, jurors tend to side with the doctors in these cases because of the fact that their job is so difficult and because of the level of knowledge that they have. However, one Missouri mother is victorious after her malpractice case went to court.

According to an article on The Kansas Star website, an expectant mother who was forty-four years old at the time, suffered from two blood clotting disorders that led her doctors to place her on blood thinners. She began having pain in her side, and became worried that something was seriously wrong, so the woman went to the emergency room to get help.

Once in the ER, the decision was made to treat her there, and a sonogram revealed a hematoma (a pocket of blood) in her abdomen and gall stones. Instead of monitoring the hematoma, she was given pain medication and sent home. Two days later, she was found practically unresponsive at home by her stepdaughter. The hematoma had grown to the size of a volleyball, and her unborn baby had died from lack of oxygen.

As your St. Louis medical malpractice attorney, we want you to know that we’re here for you if you suffer from a serious medical complication at the hands of your doctors. Please contact us, your St. Louis medical malpractice attorney for help right away.

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Federal Law Changes Allow Nursing Home Neglect Victims to have Their Day in Court

Placing someone you love into a nursing home is a very stressful situation. Even though in your heart, you know you’re doing the right thing, it can still be difficult. Quite often, people sign a mountain of paperwork, and don’t realize that they’re signing their legal rights away at the same time. This has been the case up until recently.

Arbitration was the way most cases of nursing home neglect and even abuse have been handled for several years, which meant that nursing homes have been able to drive down the cost of their legal fees. However, a new federal law has changed that, making a way for families and elderly victims to bring their cases to court.

An article in the New York Times describes a situation that should have been brought to court. A 100-year-old woman who was a resident at a nursing home was found strangled at the hands of her roommate. This murder was handled through arbitration, which denied the family the justice they deserved.

Perhaps you have a loved one in a nursing home, and you suspect that elder abuse has taken place. If that’s the case, please know that you and your family member both have rights that should be protected, and a St. Louis nursing home neglect attorney can help you. Contact us, your St. Louis nursing home neglect attorneys, to find out more about how to proceed.

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Three Vehicle Accident Injures Two Women

Usually, when semi-truck accidents are reported, it’s the truck driver who is at fault. Very rarely does the burden of fault fall upon the driver of a four-wheeled car. However, a recent accident was reported on the Area Wide News website, where a semi-truck driver appears to have lessened the severity of an accident that was caused by another driver.

According to the article, the accident took place on Highway 63 just outside St. Louis. The semi-truck swerved to miss a Toyota that had crossed over the center line. At that point, the Toyota hit the axles of the trailer, and then struck the vehicle that was behind the semi-truck. That crash was head-on.

The women who were driving both of the vehicles were transported to local hospitals for their injuries. The semi-truck driver was not injured. The article is unclear as to what caused the Toyota to cross over the center line, and there’s an ongoing investigation into this accident.

Sometimes semi-trucks cause accidents, and because they have to abide by a different set of rules on the road, it’s important to contact a St. Louis truck accident attorney if you’re involved in an accident with one. You may be entitled to compensation, and you may also be able to file a case against the driver and the trucking company. Your St. Louis truck accident attorney can advise you about what you should do.

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Four Injured After Hit and Run Crash in St. Louis

Accidents happen frequently in St. Louis, but hit and run crashes are often the worst. Fortunately, police officers are very good at finding the people behind these crashes, and a recent accident was no exception.

According to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, a twenty-four-year-old man was recently charged after leaving the scene of an accident that he caused on I-70. The man had been driving a Dodge Charger and the accident occurred at about one o’clock in the morning. He hit the back of a Nissan Cube, which had four people inside. One of the women in the Cube was reported to be in critical condition, but fortunately, no one died from the wreck.

Police officers reported that the man who caused the accident left his vehicle and got into a different vehicle before driving away from the scene of the crash. He reportedly went to the hospital to get treatment for his injuries, which is where the police arrested him.

As your St. Louis car accident attorney, we want you to be aware of hit and run accidents. If you’re hit, you should assume that the other driver might leave the scene of the crash. Try to get a plate number and a description. Of course, it’s important to contact your St. Louis car accident attorney as soon as possible to ensure that you receive legal advice regarding your case.

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Nursing Home Complaints Experience a Surge in Recent Years: Is it Neglect?

One of the hardest things to do is place someone you love in a nursing home. However, all across the State of Minnesota, families have to make this decision every day. Most of the time, it’s because they have a family member who needs the kind of care that isn’t available any other way. For them, they’re placing their loved one in complete faith that they’re making the right decision.

However, recent neglect reports from nursing homes in Minnesota have surfaced that make it easy for families to take a moment to pause and reconsider whether or not placing a loved one is something they really want to do. According to an article on the DL-Online website, the number of nursing home complaints has soared – from 3,608 in 2010 to close to 17,000 in 2015. The article does note that these complaints often end up being unsubstantiated. However, there are some instances that are cause for alarm.

The article cites one nursing home that received 600 pages of complaints ranging from nurses being unavailable to tend to patients to failing to secure background checks for staff. These allegations resulted in the shutdown of this particular facility.

As your St. Louis nursing home neglect attorney, we want you to know that if you suspect abuse, we’re here for you. Talking with a St. Louis nursing home neglect attorney can help you understand your loved ones rights.

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Semi-Truck Causes Fatal Accident Near St. Louis

There’s no denying that semi-trucks are some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road. When they are speeding, the results can be catastrophic, and injuries or even deaths are bound to happen. That is precisely what occurred recently near St. Louis.

According to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, four people were injured and one woman was killed because of a semi-truck accident. Witnesses stated that a woman jumped out of the passenger side of the semi-truck before the accident occurred. Police officers are not sure what the relationship was between the woman and the truck driver. However, once she jumped out of the truck, he started to speed and he hit several other vehicles in his path.

One of the vehicles he hit overturned and went into a ditch. A sixty-seven-year-old woman was in the vehicle at the time, and she died at the scene. The truck driver was taken into custody and an investigation is currently in progress.

If you don’t understand the law, you might not know what to do if you are involved in this type of crash. A St. Louis truck accident attorney can provide you with the insight you need so you know how to proceed. Please don’t hesitate to contact us, your St. Louis truck accident attorney if you’re involved in an accident with a semi-truck. We’ll help you fight for compensation that is due.

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Fatal Car Accident Results After Possible Police Chase in St. Louis

Unfortunately, car accidents happen quite frequently in St. Louis. Recently, a serious car accident claimed the life of a sixteen-year-old male after witnesses say that he fled from police.

According to an article on the Belleville News-Democrat website, police officers could not confirm that there was actually a police chase that took place. The article stated that the young man crashed into a tree and a utility pole, and he died at the scene of the crash. The police chief did confirm that St. Louis police officers had conducted a traffic stop with the young man just prior to the crash.

It was fortunate that there was no one else in the vehicle at the time of the crash. It’s also fortunate that there were no pedestrians involved, especially since the accident happened in a residential area in East St. Louis. The article was not clear as to what caused the crash to occur. It might have been distracted driving, or it might have been negligence. An investigation is still underway as to what caused it.

This accident could have been much worse, as innocent pedestrians are often injured in single car accidents. If you’re injured in a single car accident, please contact your St. Louis car accident attorney right away. Only a qualified St. Louis car accident attorney will be able to properly advise you on your case, and help you get proper compensation.

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Nursing Home Chain Cited for Multiple Problems in Minnesota

When families need to rely on nursing home care for their loved ones, they trust that they’ll be well taken care of. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and nursing home neglect has become a very serious problem in the State of Minnesota.

According to an article on the Star Tribune website, a nursing home chain was cited last year for entering a doctor’s order for a blood thinner medicine on the wrong patient’s chart. The error went unnoticed by nurses and other medical staff for nine days. The patient eventually developed blood clots in his brain and died because of a stroke.

In another incident, a patient was given ten times the usual dose of morphine. Several other problems have occurred in various locations around the country with this nursing home chain, and it’s clear that staff members are not being properly trained, nor are they being supervised the way they should be.

Do you have a loved one in a nursing home in St. Louis? If you suspect he or she is being neglected, it’s wise to talk with a St. Louis nursing home neglect attorney right away. You have rights in cases like these, and a St. Louis nursing home neglect attorney will be able to give you the proper legal advice so you’ll know what actions you need to take. You and your loved one may be entitled to compensation.

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Woman Dies in St. Louis Car Accident

Car accidents can happen anywhere, and they on occasion happen in St. Louis. It’s important to note that they don’t always involve more than one vehicle, so we recommend that all drivers should be careful when traveling on the highways and roadways.

For example, a recent accident has taken the life of a St. Louis woman. It occurred early one morning, according to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, while she was traveling through downtown St. Louis on Interstate 44. She lost control of her car, which then veered onto North Broadway and flipped over. The woman died at the scene.

Fortunately, this accident did not involve any other vehicles or pedestrians. It could have been caused by a number of things, and investigators are still looking into what may have caused her to lose control of her vehicle. There’s speculation that she may have fallen asleep at the wheel, or she could have been intoxicated or texting while she was driving.

If this accident had involved others, those individuals would have been wise to contact a St. Louis car accident attorney right away. Getting timely legal advice in matters such as these is critical to making your case and receiving just compensation. If you’re in an accident and you’re injured, contact your St. Louis car accident attorney right away so we can discuss your case. Putting it off may cause unnecessary delays.

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