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Product defect could lead to injury in Missouri schools

Parents throughout the United States have the right to reasonably assume that their children will be kept safe while on school property. Students, including some in Missouri, may be at risk due to a product defect or other dangers lurking in their classrooms or on school playgrounds. Parents will want to note some of the most common causes of the approximately 60,000 product injuries that occur in the nation's schools each year.

Based on information provided by the U.S. Department of Safety Commission, there are 20 products that most often pose hazards to children on school grounds. A chart that tracked product-related injuries at schools from 1997 to 2014 showed that playground equipment is the number one cause of accidents at schools that result in injuries to students. Building infrastructure and school supplies are also considered leading factors in accidents that take place on school grounds.

Missouri fatal accident involved 3 vehicles

A tragedy occurred on a recent Friday morning in Missouri. The fatal accident involved three vehicles. The crash resulted in the loss of one life and severe injuries to two others.

A Missouri Highway Patrolman stated that a northbound vehicle operated by a 27-year-old male apparently veered across the center line of traffic. His vehicle is then said to have struck a motorcycle that was headed south in the other lane. The motorcycle was operated by a 56-year-old man.

Birth injury verdict upheld by appeals court

When a baby is injured in Missouri or elsewhere during the birthing process, or the child or mother is brought to harm's way due to substandard medical care during prenatal or post-natal visits, there are sometimes grounds for medical malpractice claims to be filed in civil courts. A mother would be understandably distressed should her baby suffer a birth injury that is deemed to have been caused by some sort of negligence on the part of medical staff members. In a recent case in another state, an appeals court rendered confirmation of a verdict against a doctor who had been charged with failure to provide care according to set standards for childbirth and delivery.

The mother in question was under the care of the physician for the purpose of delivering her baby in the hospital. The doctor performed a vacuum-assisted delivery, and the child suffered permanent injury to his left arm. An expert witness, also a physician, testified that the doctor's performance breached the standard of care expected in infant deliveries. According to the doctor's testimony, the delivering physician should have tested the mother for gestational diabetes and should also have performed a sonogram to determine the baby's weight at the time of his birth.

Missouri car accident fatal for elderly passenger

Traveling as a passenger in a motor vehicle always involves a certain amount of personal risk in entrusting one's safe travel to the driver behind the wheel at the time. Under such circumstances, a vehicle occupant has the right to reasonably assume that the person operating the motor vehicle at the time will do so according to the highest level of safety standards and traffic regulations. There are times when a Missouri car accident results in injury or death, and families facing such tragedies will want to know that there is legal help available to them.

In Missouri and elsewhere, if an immediate family member suffers the untimely death of a loved one in a fatal car accident that was deemed to have been caused by another person, he or she may act on behalf of the deceased by filing a legal claim in a civil court. In a recent case, a 74-year-old woman was traveling as a passenger in a vehicle when the driver of the car apparently lost control. The tragedy occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m. on recent Wednesday.

Wife of military veteran claims medical malpractice caused death

A recent incident occurred outside the state of Missouri, involving the death of a military veteran that had been treated at a veterans' medical center. The wife of the deceased claims that her husband's death was caused by medical negligence. She has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the United States government after her husband had recently been prescribed medication that she believes led to his kidney failure and death.

The widow of the 51-year-old veteran alleges that her husband received substandard care at the veterans' medical center. The claim states that the patient was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2012. In 2013, the woman says that her husband was medically advised not to take any renal toxic medications.

Car accident results in death of Missouri woman's family

On a Sunday in 2014, a woman's husband and child were killed in a motor vehicle accident. The Missouri car accident is believed to have been caused by a drunk driver. The woman reportedly posted a warning about drunk driving on a social network page which has apparently gone viral on the Internet.

The woman had been traveling with her husband and 15-month-old son when their vehicle was struck by another car. Both she and her husband were taken by airlift to a hospital for emergency care. Sadly, neither her son nor her husband survived the tragic accident.

What to do when harmed by doctor negligence in Missouri

Many Missouri residents become medical patients at some point in their lives. When undergoing any type of medical care, a person has the right to reasonably assume that the medical professionals to whom he or she has been entrusted for care will conduct themselves according to the highest levels of professionalism and safety standards. In some cases, however, doctor negligence causes a medical patient to suffer injury or illness, or -- in worst cases -- death.

When substandard medical care has caused an injury or illness to a patient, he or she is protected by law with the right to file a medical malpractice claim in a civil court against any party or parties deemed responsible in his or her case. Trial lawyers at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain have been nationally recognized for their success in holding medical professionals accountable for their negligence. This legal team has won over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for their clients.

Several suffer personal injury in Missouri car accident

Missouri highway police reported a two-vehicle collision that occurred on a recent Monday. One of the drivers is accused of failing to obey a traffic signal. Several people suffered personal injury in the crash, though none of the injuries were reported as life-threatening.

One of the drivers involved in the recent accident, a 63-year-old man, was reportedly making a lawful left hand turn when the collision took place. His car also carried three passengers, all of whom were injured in the crash. The collision was said to have been caused by another vehicle, operated by a 33-year-old man from out of state, who apparently ran a red light before smashing into the passenger side of the turning vehicle.

Candy company vs. candy company in product liability case

Candy is a popular treat product in Missouri and throughout the United States. Given as gifts or merely eaten for personal pleasure, thousands upon thousands of pounds of candy are manufactured daily and sent to the marketplace. In a recent product liability case, the Ferrara Candy Company has filed a lawsuit against American Licorice, asserting that candy it purchased from the American Licorice company was contaminated.

Ferrara claims that it purchased Red Vines licorice from the American Licorice company in order to add the treats to one of its popular bulk product packages known as, "Kiddie Mix." A Ferrara assembly line employee noticed weevils on a metal plate underneath an infeed belt on the production line. Upon further investigation, Ferrara says it discovered that only the bags of Kiddie Mix with Red Vines in them were contaminated, as opposed to other various types of candy that was being added to the mix.

Car accident numbers seem to rise on holidays in Missouri

According to records in Missouri, eight people died in traffic accidents during Labor Day 2013. The only other holiday with a higher death toll was Independence Day. The apparent trend brought law enforcement out in droves on the recent holiday weekend in an effort to prevent another holiday car accident from occurring.

Transportation and highway officials stationed extra officers on the roads to conduct Labor Day sobriety checks and keep alert for signs of drunk drivers. In addition to motorists operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, riding without seat belts seems to be another traffic problem during the holiday. Some say lower gasoline prices bring more motorists to the highways.

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