Woman Wins Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Missouri for Embedded Needle

If you have a condition such as bulging or degenerative disks in your back, it’s natural to go to the doctor and trust that he or she will be able to help you. Most people tend to place their faith in doctors and the treatments they prescribe. According to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, one woman did just that, only to find that she would be living in terrible pain for the next several years.

At the time, the woman was sixty-two years old and the prescribed treatment was injections via hypodermic needle into her back. During treatment, a one and a half-inch-long needle became embedded in her back, and over the next seven years there were five separate attempts made to extract it.

The article stated that the needle has migrated six inches, and doctors are not sure if extracting it is going to be possible at this time. Because she brought her case to an attorney, she was awarded more than half a million dollars.

As your St. Louis medical malpractice attorney, we understand that medical malpractice cases are difficult to prove. However, when you have an experienced and qualified attorney working for you, it will make a real difference. If you’re injured by your doctor, talk with a St. Louis medical malpractice attorney about your case. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering.

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Dog Bites Four People, Owner Cited for Violating Leash Laws

When you think of dog bites, you usually think of the breeds that are most likely to bite – dobermans, pit bulls, etc. However, any dog has the capability to strike out at anyone at any time, and there are reasons why St. Louis has such strong leash laws to protect the people who live here.

According to one news article, a husky recently escaped his enclosure and bit four people, including a seventy-five-year-old woman. The article states that this is not the first time that the dog has escaped, and the owner is being cited for violating leash laws. The biting incident occurred on the same street where the dog resides, and animal control was called to the scene. Once they arrived, the dog proceeded to bite a fire fighter and someone from animal control when they were attempting to restrain him.

Although all of the proper legal steps are being taken, the mayor made it clear that he wants the dog to be euthanized.

Similar incidents have taken place in St. Louis, and this could happen to you, or to someone you love. If you’re bitten by a dog, contact your St. Louis dog bite attorney to discuss the incident and learn more about your rights. Dog bites are very serious, and you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. A St. Louis dog bite attorney will be able to properly advise you.

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Fatal Crash in St. Louis Kills Two Women

It seems as though car accidents occur quite frequently in St. Louis, and one accident recently claimed the lives of two women, according to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website.

A 2006 Saturn and a 2014 Ford Fusion were the two vehicles involved in an accident that occurred on Highway 63. The Saturn was occupied by two women in their 20s, and witnesses say that they lost control of the vehicle and crossed over the center line. The Ford, which was being driven by a fifty-eight-year-old man, struck the Saturn when it crossed into his path.

The Saturn was jolted to the right side of the road and then caught on fire. Unfortunately, the women driving it died at the scene of the accident. The two occupants of the Ford were taken to a nearby hospital and treated for serious injuries they sustained during the crash. The article is not clear about why the driver of the Saturn lost control of the vehicle, but it could have been a number of reasons.

This accident is tragic, and if you are ever in a similar accident, please know that your St. Louis car accident attorney is available to assist and advise you about what you should do next. Contact a St. Louis car accident attorney right away if you have recently been in an accident and wish to discuss the details surrounding your case.

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Seizure Drug Found to be Defective and Causing Increased Seizures

When you’re sick, or when you have a debilitating disease, you rely on the medication your doctor prescribes for you to help you feel better. Seizure disorders are some of the worst conditions to suffer from, and quite often, patients who take seizure medications depend on them just to make it through each day.

According to an article on Yahoo! Finance, one seizure medication is being temporarily recalled because it was found to be causing an increase in seizures in some patients.

The medication is called Zarontin, and it comes in a soft gel and in a liquid form. The medication is intended for children who suffer from short-term seizures that only last for a few seconds, but that result in a blank stare and an inability to respond. It was found that some of the soft gels were cloudy in appearance and some were broken, leaking, and sticking to each other. As reports came in that children were having an increased rate of seizures when taking this medication, patients were informed about the proper steps to take.

Fortunately, this incident was caught early on, but not all cases of defective drugs end this way. As your St. Louis defective drug attorney, we want you to know that we take cases like this very seriously. If you’re harmed by a defective drug, contact your St. Louis defective drug attorney right away to discuss your case.

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Missouri Nursing Home Closed After Inspection

For many families, placing their loved ones in a nursing home is a decision that comes with a lot of heartbreak. They don’t want to do it, but they trust that the facility they’ve chosen will take good care of the people they love. In most cases this is true. However, in some cases, such as one that happened recently in Missouri, the care didn’t meet their expectations.

A recent article on the KSDK.com website depicts a situation that seems as though it was written for a horror movie. Management was so bad that staff members and residents were exposed to unsanitary/unsafe conditions and the staff left wondering how they were going to feed the residents. An inspection revealed black mold in the bathrooms, which is a dangerous health hazard. It also found that many services were left unpaid, such as pest control company bills, food service bills, and phone and Internet bills. At one point, staff members were using their own paychecks to buy food for the residents.

It’s not surprising that this facility was shut down. Further, the owner should have been held responsible for putting these residents’ health and well-being in harm’s way.

If you have a loved one who is being neglected in a nursing home, contact your St. Louis nursing home neglect attorney right away. A St. Louis nursing home neglect attorney can advise you regarding how you should proceed.

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Multi-Truck Accident Traps One Driver in St. Louis

Accidents involving semi-trucks are scary enough, but when more than one truck is involved, it’s even worse. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a multi-truck accident occurred on I-55, which involved three different trucks. Two were tractor trailers and one was a box truck.

The article wasn’t clear as to why the crash occurred, but it started with the box truck traveling behind the two semi-trucks. It appears that the box truck driver wasn’t paying close enough attention to traffic conditions and rear-ended the truck in front of him leading to a chain-reaction wreck. Fortunately, the drivers of the two tractor trailers were not hurt in the accident. However, the box truck driver was trapped for about an hour while firefighters worked to free him.

As your St. Louis truck accident attorney, we believe that this accident turned out much better than it could have. If the vehicle in front of the box truck had been an automobile, it’s likely that it could have been a very serious or fatal crash. It’s also fortunate that there were no other vehicles involved in this accident, which often happens in multiple-vehicle accidents such as this.

People often don’t realize that commercial truck drivers have to abide by a certain set of rules on the road, and if you’re in an accident with one, contacting your St. Louis truck accident attorney is absolutely crucial to receive proper compensation.

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Motorcyclist Sustains Serious Injuries After Accident in St. Louis

Riding weather is still beautiful in St. Louis, and it makes sense to assume that we’ll be seeing motorcyclists on the road for several more weeks, and then whenever it’s warm enough to ride. Motorcycle accidents happen more often during the warm months, and according to an article on the Leader Publications website, a recent accident landed one motorcyclist in the hospital.

The accident occurred near Bevo Mill around 8:30 pm, and it involved a male motorcyclist and a female driving a vehicle. Investigators are still looking into the cause of the accident, and so it’s difficult to say which driver was at fault. The woman who was involved was in stable condition, but the motorcyclist was badly injured, and was fighting for his life at the time the article was written.

Sometimes motorcycles travel recklessly along the roadways in St. Louis, but more often, drivers don’t see them or really don’t understand how to share the road with them. This leads to many accident scenarios that could certainly be avoided. In this case, the motorcyclist should definitely contact a St. Louis motorcycle accident attorney to discuss his case.

If you regularly take your motorcycle out for rides, please use extreme caution when you’re on the road. If you’re in an accident, St. Louis motorcycle accident attorneys are standing by to advise you about what compensation you might be due. Please contact us right away.

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Pedestrian Killed in Hit and Run Accident in St. Louis

Pedestrian accidents are far too common in St. Louis. Unfortunately, these types of accidents are much more likely to lead to death than even multiple car accidents. Recently, a hit and run resulted in the death of one man, according to an article on the KMOV website.

The accident occurred around 9 pm on Interstate 270. The article states that the man had been walking along an overpass on Lilac when he was hit by a gold Chevy pickup truck. Witnesses who saw the accident stated that the pickup truck sped away from the scene.

Paramedics were called to the crash site and the man was transported to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical, unstable condition. Unfortunately, he died later at the hospital.

Even though the police have a description of the vehicle, a license plate number was not obtained, and at the time the article was written, investigators were still searching for the driver.

Accidents like this are terrible, and unfortunately there are people who will drive away if they hit a pedestrian. Eventually this driver will be caught and when he is the victim’s family has the right to file a case against him with St. Louis pedestrian accident attorneys.

Please remember that pedestrians have rights too, and if you’re injured in this type of accident, contact your St. Louis pedestrian accident attorneys to get the legal advice you need.

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Faulty Elevator Seriously Injures Sheriff’s Deputy and Others

Elevators serve a great purpose because they make life quite convenient for us in tall buildings. However, that doesn’t mean they’re foolproof. According to a CBS News article, an elevator in a Philadelphia building had problems for years, and recently caused one man to become seriously injured.

People stated that the elevator, which is located in the Criminal Justice Center, was known to have problems for years. Most recently, a Sheriff’s Deputy was in the elevator when it suddenly shot upwards through the top level of the building. At the time of the article, the Deputy was in an induced coma because of the swelling in his brain. He was said to be in critical condition.

Ironically, the Deputy’s wife was also injured in an elevator in the same building. In her case the elevator dropped, and resulted in her breaking her ankle. There have been similar cases of other CJC employees reporting injuries over the years.

This type of situation could certainly happen in St. Louis, and if you’re a victim of an elevator injury, please know that you don’t have to suffer in silence. Talk with a St. Louis personal injury lawyer about your case, and learn more about what your rights are. You can file a claim, and the right St. Louis personal injury lawyer will provide you with the legal advice you need, and fight hard for you to be compensated.

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St. Louis Car Accident Claims the Lives of Two Toddlers

As a parent, there’s nothing worse than losing your child. Recently, a mother in St. Louis was involved in a car accident that claimed the lives of her two children, according to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website.

Her three-year-old son had just had his first day at school, and the mother had taken both of her children to pick up their father at the MetroLink station in North St. Louis. Unfortunately, neither child was using a safety or booster seat at the time of the crash.

The car that hit her was an SUV being driven by a nineteen year old man, and there are no details about his identity. The mother was making a left turn onto University Place Drive when her car was struck on the rear passenger side. A witness stated that the force of the crash propelled the car into the air and then it was torn in half. The children were both ejected from the vehicle.

The toddlers were pronounced dead when they arrived at the hospital.

As your St. Louis car accident attorney, we hear of stories like this one all the time. Tragic stories that no family should have to endure. If someone you love is hurt or killed in a car accident, please contact a St. Louis car accident attorney right away. You have rights and those rights should be protected at all times.

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