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Can I Sue If I Was Misdiagnosed with Lupus?

You can sue if you were misdiagnosed with Lupus and suffered injury or damages. However, these cases are complicated and difficult to prove. While a lupus misdiagnosis claim is challenging to prove, it is not impossible. With the help of our experienced medical malpractice lawyers, you can successfully sue for the compensation you need.  What Is Medical Misdiagnosis of Lupus?...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Nursing Home Abuse

5 Shocking Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

Elder abuse is always unacceptable. There are no circumstances in which it is okay to abuse an elderly person. While nursing homes in the United States are often understaffed and the staff is underpaid, these are not excuses to abuse or neglect of residents. Here are five shocking nursing home abuse statistics you should know: 1. One in ten...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Settlement Calculator

If you or a loved one sustained an injury due to a healthcare professional’s negligence, it’s possible to get compensation for your injuries. But many people who find themselves in this situation wonder, What is the average medical malpractice settlement?  You might find a number of online calculators purporting to provide a reasonable estimate of the settlement value of...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Amputations

How Much Is a Leg Amputation Settlement Worth in Kansas City?

Determining the value of leg amputation settlements is challenging because every case is different, with a unique set of facts and circumstances. The value of your case may be drastically different from that of someone with a similar injury. However, several factors can influence leg amputation settlement amounts.  Average Leg Amputation Settlement Amounts in Kansas City Were you or...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Medical Malpractice

6 Common Hospital Errors in Kansas City

Medical malpractice occurs when medical providers make a mistake that rises to the level of medical negligence, subsequently harming a patient. Unfortunately, medical malpractice occurs everywhere, including at local Kansas City hospitals. If you think you were harmed by a hospital doctor, nurse, or another medical provider, it’s essential to familiarize yourself with common hospital errors. Read on to...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Medical Malpractice

Why Does the ICU Have the Most Medication Errors?

Medication errors are estimated to account for 78% of all medical errors in ICUs. The intensive care unit is generally more prone to errors, given the dynamic fast-paced environment. Specifically, the ICU has the most critically ill patients requiring frequent, ongoing, and evolving care. Not only are medication errors more frequent in the ICU, but they are also more...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Medical Malpractice

Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice in Missouri and Kansas

If you plan to bring a medical negligence lawsuit in Kansas City, you must understand the Missouri statute of limitations for medical malpractice and the Kansas statute of limitation for medical malpractice. In general, in both states, you likely have two years from the injury date to bring a lawsuit. However, like other types of personal injury claims, certain...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Nursing Home Abuse

What Is the Most Common Type of Abuse Endured in Nursing Homes?

If you are like most families, you likely did lots of research before choosing a nursing home for your loved one. You’ve probably heard some of the horror stories of what can happen to elders in nursing facilities. While the vast majority of nursing homes do everything possible to keep residents safe and comfortable, there are outliers that may...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Auto Accident

Missouri Auto Accident Fatalities Continue Downward Trend

In 2004, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety was created to reduce the staggering number of traffic fatalities in the state. The coalition includes safety advocates, law enforcement agencies, engineers, emergency workers, educators, and community members working with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). Missouri has reported decreases in traffic fatalities for the past five years, and for 2011,...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Auto Accident

Average Settlement Amount for a Serious Neck Injury From a Kansas City Car Accident

Car accidents can cause common injuries, such as neck strain, spinal cord injuries, and whiplash. Sometimes, the injuries are minor. But other times, the neck injuries can be severe and require significant medical attention, surgeries, or rehabilitation. The injuries may take weeks, months, or years to recover from. In some cases, the injuries leave lasting impairments or chronic pain...

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