Month: February 2013

Senate Bill May have Impact on Survivors of Mesothelioma Victims

The Missouri Senate that has passed a bill to fund the bankrupt Second Injury Fund of the Missouri Workmen’s Compensation System.  This bill also has some provisions though that relate to liability claims that have been in the courts for several years. In an effort to keep the Second Injury Fund solvent many toxic exposure […]

Written by on February 28, 2013

Missouri Senate Acts to Fund Workers Compensation Second Injury Fund

The members of the Missouri State Senate have passed a bill that should help many injured workers and their families.  According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial article on February 17, 2013 the Second Injury Fund has not been able to pay injured workers for injuries from years ago.  Once this bill becomes signed into […]

Written by on February 26, 2013

MRSA Infections on the Rise in Nursing Homes

The Staphylococcus aureas bacteria that can cause the very serious infection known as MRSA has been found by a recent research study to be prevalent in nursing homes. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California Irvine, found that twenty of the twenty two homes evaluated had the bacteria present. This bacterium is […]

Written by on February 21, 2013

Two Accident Victims Die in Franklin County Crash

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported that two drivers were killed when their vehicles were involved in an accident on Highway 100.  According to details from the Missouri Highway Patrol the accident occurred on February 13, 2013 when one of the vehicles crossed over the center line and hit the other vehicle head on.  Police […]

Written by on February 19, 2013

One Dead and One Injured in Car Accident in St. Louis

According to a recent report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch one man was killed and another was injured in a collision at an intersection in St. Louis on February 4, 2013.  The impact was so violent that one driver suffered fatal injuries after being thrown completely from his vehicle. The other driver involved was taken […]

Written by on February 14, 2013

One Vehicle Crash takes the Life of the Operator

On Saturday February 2nd a tractor trailer operator lost control of his truck exiting Interstate 44 and entering Interstate 270 and has died in the crash involving no other vehicles.  According to the news story published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the police believe the sudden snow may have had something to do with the […]

Written by on February 12, 2013

Toyota Issues Recall of Over 1 Million Vehicles

The Toyota Motor Corporation has issued a recall of 907,000 vehicles that have faulty airbags and another 385,000 Lexus IS vehicles for faulty windshield wipers. The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported on January 30, 2013 that most of the airbags were in Corolla models or Corolla Matrix models manufactured between 2001 and 2004. The airbags […]

Written by on February 7, 2013

Driving Safety Study Reveals Risky Drivers do more than use Cell Phones

In a story published on January 25, 2013 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has outlined the results of a study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The study revealed that drivers who used their cell phones while driving are more likely to speed, more likely to ride without a seatbelt and more likely drive […]

Written by on February 5, 2013