Month: June 2013

St. Louis Man Dies in Pepsi Plant Accident

A St. Louis man recently died in a deadly industrial accident. The worker apparently became trapped in a packing machine at the north St. Louis Pepsi bottling plant. The accident was discovered by a co-worker returning from a break. Police pronounced the man dead at the scene. Falls are among the most common causes of […]

Written by on June 27, 2013

St. Louis Boy Loses Fingers in Fireworks Accident

The 4th of July is still a week away, but St. Louis fireworks enthusiasts are already shooting rockets into the sky from backyard patios and driveways. The first major fireworks accident of the holiday occurred over the weekend when a 10-year-old St. Louis boy lost several fingers when a firework exploded in his hand. According […]

Written by on June 25, 2013

Arduous Legal Process Often Required to Prosecute Nursing Home Neglect

As the U.S. population ages and St. Louis nursing home admissions increase, many St. Louis families will be faced with evaluating the quality of care nursing homes are providing their loved ones. In our previous post, we noted an Arkansas case of nursing home neglect in which a woman died and the jury awarded her […]

Written by on June 20, 2013

Jury Awards $5.2 Million in Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit

In a recent nursing home neglect case in which a 76-year-old woman died, an Arkansas jury returned a unanimous verdict against the nursing home and awarded the victim’s family $5.2 million. The woman died when nursing center staff failed to follow a doctor’s order to have the woman transported to a hospital emergency room to […]

Written by on June 18, 2013

St. Louis Police Office among 3 Injured in Auto Accident

Tuesday night, a car collided with a St. Louis police cruiser that was responding to a call for aid, sending the officer and two occupants of the vehicle to the hospital with serious injuries. A third occupant of the car fled the scene on foot. The collision occurred in midtown St. Louis just east of […]

Written by on June 13, 2013

Worker Killed on Missouri Bridge Construction Project

A worker was killed in a construction accident yesterday morning while working on the I-70 bridge improvement project just north of St. Louis. The man died at the scene when a 55-gallon drum fell on him while he was working at the construction staging area on a river barge just downstream of the Blanchette Bridge. The […]

Written by on June 11, 2013

Man Stricken with Flesh-Eating Bacteria Accuses Missouri Clinic of Medical Malpractice

A Springfield, Mo. man has files a medical malpractice suit against Mercy Clinic in Springfield, Mo. and two of its physicians, claiming that they failed to provide proper treatment to prevent the spread of flesh-eating bacteria. Claiming he was denied emergency room treatment because he did not have health insurance, a claim the clinic disputes, […]

Written by on June 6, 2013

Holiday Auto Accidents Kill 5 in Missouri

Five people died in Missouri auto accidents over the Memorial Day weekend. Missouri state troopers reported investigating 274 automobile accidents over the three-day holiday weekend in which dozens of people were injured and five people lost their lives. The holiday crackdown on drunk driving resulted in 129 arrests. St. Louis personal injury attorneys noted that […]

Written by on June 4, 2013