Kansas City Personal Injury Blog

In Medical Malpractice, What Is “Failure to Diagnose?”

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on July 21, 2017

On average, there are over 14,000 medical malpractice cases across the country each year.

Missouri statute defines “medical malpractice” as a medical provider’s failure to exercise the degree of skill and knowledge that is expected by a similar provider under similar circumstances, which causes or contributes to an injury or the death of a patient. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

What Can Go Wrong During Spinal Surgery?

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on July 11, 2017

When undergoing a drastic life event such as spinal surgery, you want to be assured that nothing will go wrong. However, any surgery is at risk of complications, and with spinal surgeries, those complications can be more serious than most. Let’s take a look at the risks you should be aware of. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on July 11, 2017

You may not believe this, but…nothing.

Let’s say you’re on the freeway and a big rig driver, who is on his cellphone, changes lanes without looking, crunching you between the median and his truck. You have to be rushed to the hospital by ambulance and require intensive care. Your medical bills are through the roof.

Can you really afford an attorney?

Honestly? You can’t afford not to have one. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet Can Save Your Life

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on June 28, 2017

This month we’re talking about some important ways you can stay safe, because—in case you missed it—June is National Safety Month!

Throughout June, the National Safety Council and thousands of other organizations across the country are working to “Keep Each Other Safe.”  This month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, in homes and communities, and of course, on the road. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Regularly Inspect Your Vehicle to Make Sure It’s Safe

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on June 14, 2017

In case you missed it, June is the National Safety Council’s National Safety Month. Throughout June, NSC and thousands of other organizations across the country are working to maintain their goal to “Keep Each Other Safe.” This month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in homes and communities.

You know it’s important to keep yourself safe, and you’ve heard all sorts of ways to do so. A safety strategy you might not think of, however, isn’t about you; it’s about your car. Simple maintenance issues that go unchecked can lead to an accident or injuries that could have been prevented. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

June Is National Safety Month

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on June 7, 2017

Each year in June, the National Safety Council, an organization that works to eliminate preventable deaths through leadership, research, education, and advocacy, holds National Safety Month.

Throughout the month, the NSC and thousands of other organizations across the country work to maintain their goal to “Keep Each Other Safe.” This month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in homes and communities. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

Patient tips about medical malpractice

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on March 7, 2017

The average person goes to the doctor about four times per year. You might see your doctor more or less frequently, depending on your personal healthcare situation. When you visit the doctor, you place yourself and your well-being in his or her hands, trusting in your healthcare professional’s training and judgment to keep you safe and healthy.

Something you might be less than thrilled to learn, then, is that, in the United States, cancer and heart disease are the only two things that cause more deaths than medical negligence. That’s right: medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. So while it may come as no surprise that, just a few years ago, over $3 billion in damages was paid out for medical malpractice lawsuits, that doesn’t make the fact any less alarming. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Can you recognize signs of nursing home abuse?

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on January 20, 2017

When it came time to admit Mom, Dad or another loved one to a nursing home, you likely felt some apprehension about whether he or she would receive the best care. Many individuals understand these concerns, and though nursing home residences often do receive necessary attention, a chance exists that your loved one or other individuals could become the victims of nursing home abuse.

The various types of abuse that could occur in nursing homes include: Read the rest »

Posted in: Elder Abuse

Delayed symptoms prolong pain after car accidents

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on December 7, 2016

It was a day you will never forget. You may have started out the door with a list of errands or a briefcase full of reports. Maybe you were taking your children to visit their grandparents or you were meeting your spouse for a romantic dinner. What you didn’t expect was that someone else would total your car and send you to the hospital with serious injuries.

Even after a doctor examined and treated you, you may have experienced pain. This is not unusual. In fact, after a car accident, many symptoms don’t show up right away. You may have been released from the hospital, but the true extent of your injuries may not be known. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

How to spot spinal cord injury

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on November 21, 2016

Spinal cord injuries often occur from traumatic events, such as a car crash, but they can also be caused by medical malpractice. Patients who undergo surgery in the spine can sometimes face spinal cord injury if the surgery is performed incorrectly.

If you have recently undergone surgery in the spinal cord area, pay attention to these signs that your spine could have been injured. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

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