Lorna Bottger vs. Cheek – $800,000 Jury Award

This medical malpractice case involved an 84 year old woman who suffered the loss of sight in one eye as a result of a failure to timely recognize and treat an eye infection. A jury awarded her $800,000.00 in damages. The judgment was reversed on an appeal and settled thereafter immediately prior to a retrial.

Connie Rangle vs. Superior Waste Management – Jury Awards 1.25 Million in Damages on less than $20,000 in past medical bills.

103 S.W.3d 266 (Mo. App. ED) A young mother suffered a hip fracture in a head-on collision with a dump truck after she swerved into the on coming lane to avoid a trash truck that was stopped in the her lane just beyond a blind curve. The Plaintiff had less than $20,000 in past medical …

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Donna Bowan vs. Express Medical Transporters -Jury Awards 2.8 Million Dollars

135 S.W. 3d 452 (Mo. App. ED); 169 S.W.3d 550 (Mo. App. ED) A mentally handicapped woman suffered leg paralysis when the handicapped van in which she was a passenger was involved in an intersectional collision with another vehicle. The lawsuit claimed that she had not been properly secured in the van, and that the …

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Matthew Scott vs. SSM Health Care and Radiologic Imaging Consultants -Jury Awards nearly 5 Million Dollars

70 S.W.3d 560 (Mo. App. ED) An emergency room medical malpractice claim involving a 16 year old boy who suffered a brain injury from an infection which was not timely diagnosed and treated in the emergency room following an automobile accident. The malpractice led to a brain infection, which caused permanent motor and cognitive loss. …

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Callahan vs. Cardinal Glennon Hospital – 16 Million Dollar Jury Verdict

901 S.W.2d 270 (Mo. App. ED) A medical malpractice claim involving a young baby who suffered leg paralysis following a failure to correctly treat a rectal abscess. A jury awarded 16 million dollars in damages against the defendants, which was affirmed on appeal by the Missouri Supreme Court.

BE THANKFUL YOU ARE NOT A DEFENDANT

The Thanksgiving Holiday, a time when we get together with family and friends to remember all of the reasons we have to be grateful, is also a time of the year where we see some unique legal issues. It turns out that Thanksgiving is stuffed with juicy legal issues – many of which can and …

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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

This Sunday, don’t forget to “fall back” one hour at 2am. Move your clocks BACK one hour at 2 a.m. on November 2nd. (Try not to get it mixed up like the Mayor of Toronto did last March, when he tweeted out a reminder to “fall back” in the spring!) Did you know that both …

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Halloween is a time we associate with kids trick or treating, costumes and good natured mischief. But have you ever stopped to think about where it all came from?The word “Halloween” is actually a shortened form of “All Hallows’ Evening” or “All Hallows’ Eve”. It is the night before the All Saints day which is …

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