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Missouri car accident at intersection results in fatality

Police were called to the scene of a collision that took place shortly after 11 a.m. on a recent Friday in Missouri. Two motor vehicles were involved in the car accident, which occurred at an intersection. Sadly, there was one fatality, as well as personal injuries to two others.

A man driving a pickup truck was reportedly making a left-hand turn from Highway 30 eastbound when the accident occurred. The vehicle struck a car that was traveling in a westbound direction on the roadway. There were two occupants in the car. The collision caused both vehicles to careen off the northwest lane of the highway.

Filing medical malpractice claims re substandard care in Missouri

Missouri medical patients have the right to expect adequate care according to the standards of safety and regulations by which doctors and medical staff members are governed. A single lapse in judgment or other negligent care can result in devastating injury or illness to patients. In such circumstances, injured victims sometimes choose to file medical malpractice claims in court.

Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C. are attorneys dedicated to guiding medical malpractice victims through the legal process in order to seek restitution for their losses. Millions of patients per year suffer adversely from negligent care in hospitals and medical facilities throughout the nation. Our legal team has a successful record of obtaining justice on behalf of clients in court.

Grandmother files medical malpractice claim on behalf of grandson

In a situation that occurred outside the state of Missouri, a grandmother has filed a legal claim on behalf of her grandson. The woman has custody of the child and claims that medical malpractice caused his birth injury. The lawsuit has been filed against the United States of America because the facility in which the boy was born was a federally qualified center.

It was June 2011 when the child's mother entered the hospital at 39 weeks gestation. She was having contractions and a medical examination was conducted in order to assess the situation. During the examination, the woman's water sac reportedly ruptured and she was admitted for labor and delivery.

Filing personal injury against an estate in Missouri

In some Missouri motor vehicle accidents, the person deemed responsible for causing the collision dies. When there are others involved who are injured due to his or her negligence, they sometimes choose to pursue justice in a civil court proceeding. The law permits an injured victim to file a personal injury claim against the estate of the decedent.

On a recent Monday night, an incident occurred that involved three vehicles. A car that had initially been traveling in a northbound lane is said to have veered across the median strip in the road into the opposite lane of traffic. A 21-year-old man was reportedly behind the wheel of the wayward vehicle.

Missouri product liability claims do not always involve injury

A recent lawsuit was filed in a state outside Missouri by two people who say that manufacturers should be held accountable for failing to warn customers of a potential hazard connected with use of its products. The product liability claim was filed because of a proposed "failure to warn customers" that two users of the product purport led them to make a purchase they would not have made had they been adequately forewarned of certain dangers. The product in question is marijuana, and the manufacturer/grower of the product is LivWell Incorporated.

The plaintiffs claim that a fungicide known as "Eagle 20" was knowingly applied to marijuana plants that were then legally sold to medicinal and recreational users. The petroleum-based fungicide is often used in agriculture to kill mites and other plant pests. However, it is known to release a certain chemical that turns into a toxin when heated.

Catastrophic injuries common result of gun violence in Missouri

There are any number of circumstances that can lead to a person suffering grave bodily harm as the result of an accident or violent crime. Catastrophic injuries are an all-too-common result of gun violence. A person who has survived such injury in Missouri has recourse under the law by being able to file a personal injury claim in a civil court in order to seek compensation for damages.

Motor vehicle accidents, falls and gun violence are three leading factors that most often lead to serious injuries. Those who suffer spinal cord injury as a result of gunshot wounds are often paralyzed for life and require constant care and living assistance. The medical care needed in such circumstances can be extremely expensive, resulting in tremendous financial debt to patients and their families.

Doctor negligence can have devastating results for Missouri moms

Many women give birth in Missouri hospitals each year. When they do, it is their right to reasonably assume that the medical professionals in whose care they have entrusted themselves and their infants will act according to the utmost level of safety standards and industry regulations. A single act of doctor negligence can have devastating results. One mother in another state learned this when her doctor's errors resulted in tragedy.

Records show that during the woman's labor, her baby's heart showed signs of being in grave distress, suggesting that a vaginal birth would not be possible. A U.S. District Court judge recently ruled that because the woman's doctor waited far too long to perform a c-section, the baby suffered serious complications. The child, now age 3, suffered a brain injury and is unable to walk, talk or care for herself in any way. She suffers from seizures and is fed through a tube in her stomach.

Manslaughter charges filed after Missouri fatal accident

Losing a loved due to a motor vehicle crash is understandably a tragic and sorrowful experience. When the victim is a child of minor age, the grief becomes magnified. Sometimes, a car accident occurs even though those involved were operating their vehicles according to road regulations and safety precautions. This, however, did not seem to be the case in a recent fatal accident in Missouri that resulted in a motorist being charged with a crime.

The crash involved a single vehicle that was carrying two occupants. The driver was an 18-year-old male who is now being held in jail. The passenger was a 17-year-old girl. Lives were forever-changed when the driver apparently missed a curve in the road, and the tragedy unfolded.

Driver's blood alcohol level .154 in Missouri car accident

Missouri roads and those across the United States continue to be plagued with motor vehicle crashes that are alcohol related. Such incidents can have devastating results, sometimes causing severe injury -- or even death -- to victims. One does not expect to be involved in a car accident during the normal course of daily travel; however, in such cases, there is legal help available for someone choosing to file a personal injury claim when an accident has been caused by another person's negligence.

In Aug. 2013, a collision occurred on a Missouri highway where one vehicle crashed into the back end of another. The vehicle that was struck entered into a spin upon impact and veered off the road, into a ditch. The driver of that car suffered injuries to his shoulder and back.

Medical malpractice ongoing problem in Missouri, elsewhere

A person who plans to undergo surgery entrusts himself or herself to the care of various medical staff members. Missouri patients, and those across the nation, have the right to reasonably assume that the doctors, nurses, practitioners and other medical professionals who care for them will conduct themselves according to the industry's highest levels of acceptable standards for patient safety at all times. Even one negligent act or medical error is enough to have devastating effects on a patient, resulting in serious injury and/or illness due to medical malpractice.

One tragic medical incident took place in March 2011. A 56-year-old man, a husband and the father of five children, apparently developed ventricular fibrillation during heart surgery. Amiodarone is a medication typically used to combat this particular surgical complication, and it was administered to the unconscious man. However, a horrific error occurred when an amount 18 times the prescribed dose was administered intravenously to the patient.

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