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Several ejected from vehicle in Missouri fatal accident

A vehicle carrying several passengers was involved in an accident on a recent Tuesday night in Missouri. It was a fatal accident that resulted in the loss of one life and injury to several others. The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the tragic scene.

Police reports state that the vehicle was traveling in a southbound direction on Highway 179 when the accident took place. The vehicle apparently veered across the center line of traffic. Upon crossing the center line, reports indicate that the car continued to travel off the roadside, at which point it overturned.

Some say tampon company should incur product liability

Many women in Missouri and elsewhere use tampon products in relation to their monthly menstrual cycles. The common feminine hygiene product is produced by a number of different companies and sold in convenience and department stores throughout the United States. A young woman has filed a product liability lawsuit against one particular company, as well as several grocery stores where the company's brand of tampons are sold.

A tragedy began after a party in October 2012. A young model retired to her bed feeling very fatigued. Hours later, the woman felt so weak and tired that she could not even get out of bed to perform her usual household routines, such as caring for her pet dog. According to reports, her mother became concerned and requested that a friend of the family and a law enforcement officer be sent to her daughter's residence to check on her.

Family wins compensatory award in product liability case

Parents everywhere typically enjoy buying and giving toys to their children. It is probably fair to say that most parents know that young children have a tendency to put things in their mouths. It is also most likely safe to assume that most parents do not expect their child to be seriously and permanently injured in the process. In a product liability case outside Missouri, a jury has determined that one family is entitled to receive a compensatory award for the damages and devastation they have suffered due to a toxic chemical that was used as a coating on toy beads that their child swallowed.

The toy in question is known as "Aqua Dots."  A 16-month-old toddler swallowed some of the beads and became very ill. After ingesting the beads, the child suffered seizures, respiratory failure. Sadly, he fell into an unconscious state. He now suffers from a permanent brain injury, which -- along with his other injuries --his parents claim was caused by a chemical coating on the beads that breaks down into gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid when it is ingested; this is otherwise known as, "the date rape drug."

A fatal accident sometimes results in the filing of a legal claim

There are some in Missouri who have experienced the sudden and untimely deaths of loved ones. In some cases, those losses have been directly caused by the negligent or wrongful actions of other people. Under certain circumstances, the immediate family members who survive the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident may choose to file a legal claim on behalf of the decedent.

It is never easy to suffer the death of a loved one. When those who survive the deceased were financially dependent upon him or her, grief can be exacerbated by the stress that can arise due to sudden financial devastation suffered in the aftermath of the accident. The trial attorneys at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C. are dedicated to helping you pursue compensation for the loss of your loved one. 

Man claims medical malpractice after acupuncture procedure

Some Missouri residents might be familiar with the alternative medical procedure known as acupuncture. A recent medical malpractice case involves a man who has filed a legal claim against an acupuncturist who he claims caused him to suffer injury. According to reports, the man was seeking acupuncture to aid in his recovery after suffering an injury in an automobile accident.

The recently filed malpractice lawsuit seeks more than $3 million in damages. The plaintiff in the case claims that the acupuncturist left two needles in his skin that should have been removed immediately following the procedure. He further claims that one of those needles broke and a piece of it became embedded in his groin.

Missouri lawsuit filed for medical malpractice during child birth

Missouri law allows those who have suffered injury or illness caused by a medical professional who was allegedly negligent during treatment to file a legal claim in order to seek a judgment for monetary damages. When the victim is a child of minor age, a parent or legal guardian can file a claim on behalf of his or her behalf. Medical malpractice claims may seek to establish a failure to diagnose a condition, a surgical or other medical error, or a failure to perform appropriate treatment according to one's condition, among other allegations of wrongdoing.

In the case of a woman giving birth to a child, the mother can file a malpractice claim in a civil court if she believes that her infant was injured or suffered an adverse health condition during the birthing process due to a doctor's negligence. One woman was recently brought to a hospital in Missouri because the baby within her womb had suffered severe decrease of movement and she was nearing her date of delivery. Doctors induced labor, and the baby reportedly suffered seizures shortly after birth that were said to be caused by a brain injury.

Fatal accident in Missouri results in loss of life

In the early hours of a recent Tuesday morning, a tragedy occurred in Missouri. The fatal accident involved two vehicles and resulted in the loss of one man's life. Police responded to the crash at an intersection on Highway 63.

The tragic accident is said to have occurred when the driver of a pickup truck apparently failed to yield the right-of-way to another vehicle. According to reports, the pickup truck driver's alleged negligence caused both vehicles to veer off the road. Reports further indicate that, at some point, the pickup struck the side of the car.

Birth injury can lead to devastation for Missouri parents

Missouri parents who are expecting babies have the right to reasonably assume that the medical staff who cares for them during pregnancy, labor and delivery will take every precaution to ensure the safety of the expectant mother and infant. Negligence or incompetence on the part of a doctor, nurse or other medical staff member can lead to a birth injury that can have devastating results in the lives of a newborn and his or her family members. In a case of birth injury, a baby has legal rights, and parents may file a medical malpractice claim on his or her behalf.

Among some of the most common birth injuries that result in legal action against the party or parties deemed negligent involve respiratory issues, subconjunctival hemorrhages and cerebral palsy. Attorneys at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C., are experienced in successfully litigating these and other types of birth injury cases. As a competent legal team, they have the resources to conduct thorough investigations and prepare your case in such a way as to maximize the potential compensation you deserve.

2 people suffer personal injury in Missouri accident

On a recent Wednesday night, it was reported that two vehicles were involved in an accident in Missouri. The collision resulted in personal injury for two vehicle occupants. The accident is said to have occurred at approximately 7:15 p.m. on Highway 21.

The two vehicles that were reportedly involved in the recent crash were a car and an all terrain vehicle. The ATV was being driven by a 41-year-old male and was carrying two passengers. A 19-year-old male was behind the wheel of the automobile, and police say that he was apparently attempting to pass the ATV, which was about to enter a driveway, when he crashed into it.

Doctor negligence suit outside Missouri ends in award of millions

In Missouri and throughout the nation, medical patients have the right to reasonably assume that they will receive thorough and appropriate treatment when undergoing medical procedures or examinations. Doctor negligence, surgical errors or other mistreatment can cause injury or illness to patients who are the victims of substandard care. A recent lawsuit, filed by a woman who claims that a medical error left her cervical cancer undiagnosed for years, recently ended in a multimillion dollar award being mandated by the court.

The 63-year-old woman is said to have undergone repeated routine vaginal exams between 2008 and 2011. Reports indicate that the woman had stated that she was suffering from pain. All of the laboratory slides reportedly showed negative results. The attorney representing the woman claims that all of the slides were improperly assessed.

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