Saint Louis Personal Injury Law Blog

OB/GYNs have the highest rate of lawsuits

When you learn you are having a baby, a top priority is finding the right provider to care for you during your pregnancy and delivery. This is not a decision to take lightly or make quickly, or you may find yourself under the care of a disrespectful or negligent doctor.

The unfortunate truth is that out of all the various physicians, obstetrician/gynecologists have the highest rate of liability claims, coming in at 63.6%, according to data from the American Medical Association. General surgeons are a close second at 63.2%, but after that, there is a big gap to third place: 51.7% for emergency medicine. In addition, OB/GYNS are the second most likely to face multiple lawsuits (44.1%), right after general surgeons (50.1%).

Common pharmacist workplace injuries

Working in a pharmacy is no walk in the park. It is a fast-paced job that requires repetitive movements, long hours and exposure to environmental hazards. You may suffer while you work to keep the public healthy.

If you get hurt at your pharmacist job, you may have the opportunity to file a workers' compensation claim. Here are some of the most common reasons for pharmacist injuries. 

3 situations that may result in catastrophic injuries

Suffering an injury is never convenient. People get into accidents daily that may inflict severe and sometimes fatal injuries.

Catastrophic injuries cause a substantial change in the victim's function and lifestyle. These injuries have far-reaching consequences and may even result in death. Recognizing some of the common situations that may result in catastrophic injuries can help you avoid them or prepare yourself for what comes next.

How a shortage of lifeguards can affect your summer fun

When the temperatures rise, so does the desire to stay cool in a swimming pool. Aquatics are a popular summer pastime, providing both recreation and physical exercise. You may naturally assume that when you take your family to any public body of water, lifeguards will be there to watch and protect swimmers.

Unfortunately, a shortage of lifeguards has become a continuing reality over the past few years. In fact, a local business that provided lifeguards to pools closed its doors last month, delaying when St. Louis pools opened for the season.

3 examples of prenatal injuries

Having a baby is an exciting life event, but it also comes with normal worries. However, one that no mother should have to face is the likelihood of a birth injury.

Birth injuries usually bring to mind doctors who made errors during labor and delivery. However, the term "birth injury" covers more than just the time when a baby comes into the world. It also applies to pregnancy.

Stop believing these 3 auto accident myths

Car accidents are, unfortunately, common. Sadly, approximately 2.35 million people receive injuries, and 37,000 people die in car crashes every year. Due to the fact that motor vehicle collisions are so common, it is vital to know what to do after one.

You should follow certain steps after a collision to protect your financial, legal and health interests. But it can be easy to make mistakes because there is so much misinformation about car accidents floating around. Here are some of the top myths to stop believing about auto wrecks.

Debunking 3 myths about spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries are one of the most prevalent issues affecting people who have been in car accidents. Approximately 288,000 Americans live with spinal cord injuries, with over 17,000 new cases coming up each year. 

After a car accident, you need to see a doctor right away to see if you suffered a spinal cord injury. You need to begin treatments right away, and you need to familiarize yourself with the condition. Numerous myths persist about the injury. By knowing the truth, you can do what is ultimately best for your health. 

Your guide to Missouri negligence liability for collisions

Negligence, in legal terms, is a very specific set of material facts. In general, you establish it by proving a defendant had a duty to do something and subsequently failed in that duty, causing an injury to you, the plaintiff. Drivers have specific responsibilities out on the road, and it is relatively easy for lapses to result in lifelong consequences for those behaving exactly as they should.

Missouri is a comparative negligence state when it comes to auto accidents. The percentage you were at fault would typically reduce the funds you could recover. That could mean a number of different things for a collision injury case you were involved in. Here are some examples.

How janitors can avoid workplace injuries

Janitors are vital to our workforce and society at large. Custodians and housekeepers keep our offices, schools, museums and hospitals clean. Without janitorial workers, our society would not be nearly as clean or healthy. Sadly, cleaning employees are often not valued.

Many people, including employers of janitors, overlook the risks facing the cleaning industry. Janitorial work can be physically demanding and involve harmful chemicals. These hazards can lead to injuries, illnesses and death. Below are some safety guidelines so janitors can avoid workplace accidents.

Cultivating a solid medical malpractice claim

You trust your physician to provide you with the care you need. However, sometimes the physician may not rise to the occasion for a number of reasons.

If you can show that the level of care provided was not appropriate, it may be possible to file a successful medical malpractice claim. As you consider this option, you should know a few important things so you cultivate the best claim possible.

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