When unsafe sidewalk conditions lead to costly injury

When unsafe sidewalk conditions lead to costly injury

From poor lighting to broken, uneven pavement and other obstacles, sidewalks often pose unexpected hazards to pedestrians. That is particularly true in Kansas City, where residents have grown increasingly concerned about the high number of damaged or otherwise poorly maintained walkways that put pedestrians at risk. Many sidewalk accidents are minor, but a particularly bad…

Suing for wrongful death is not about greed

When families file suits for wrongful death, many people accuse them of going after money. This is rarely the case. When people lose their loved ones and pursue damages, it is a matter of principle. They may also have bills to pay based on the wrongful death incident. Medical bills and any assets the deceased…

Traumatic brain injuries in ice accident victims

Missouri gets cold in the winter. With the chill comes winter dangers like black ice. A person could end up being grievously injured by walking across a parking lot or on a sidewalk. Today we will take a look at the traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that can result from these incidents. A traumatic brain injury…

Cold weather can be dangerous to seniors

As Missouri progresses further into the cold winter months, we should remember that seniors are especially vulnerable to frigid temperatures. For this reason, nursing homes should take all appropriate steps to keep their residents warm. Many nursing home residents are not only older, but have various health conditions that make them even more susceptible to…

How people recover from amputation

The aftermath of a serious accident or medical malpractice in Missouri can cause such severe damage to a limb that there is no reasonable alternative but to have the limb amputated. Readjusting to a life without a hand or leg can be hard both physically and psychologically. Many people need to make serious life adjustments…

Did your slip-and-fall accident result in a concussion?

You took a tumble on an unmarked wet floor at a Missouri grocery store recently and whacked the back of your head pretty hard. You thought you were relatively okay, but lately, you have felt…off. Maybe you are not as okay as you thought. To help determine if you may have a concussion, look to…

The true cost of a spinal cord injury

When a person is involved in a car accident in Missouri or Kansas, there is a very real chance he or she will sustain a spinal cord injury. According to SpinalCord.com, 12,500 people sustain a spinal cord injury each year, 38% of which occur as the result of a car accident. The devastating nature of…

What are the different types of paralysis?

Paralysis in Missouri can result from an injury severe enough to disrupt the neural pathway between your brain and another part of your body. When nerve signals are unable to travel between one or more body parts and your brain, paralysis occurs. It can be either partial or complete. According to WebMD, generalized paralysis spreads…

How do maternal mortality rates in Kansas and Missouri compare?

When someone is pregnant, they have every reason to expect labor and delivery to end with a baby and mother recovering from routine health issues related to childbirth. Unfortunately, the quality of maternal care in the U.S. is not as high as many may expect. States have dramatically different maternal mortality rates and that is…