Month: December 2014

Suicide in County Jail Raises Questions on Inmate Care

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder and possibly other mental illnesses, Josh Francisco moved through the St. Louis County jail system without getting the mental health care he needed. Ultimately, Francisco committed suicide while unsupervised — after being allowed to decline treatment for an extended period of time. Severe paranoia began Francisco’s problems. Severe distress led his […]

Written by on December 30, 2014

Slip and Fall Accident Prevention Tips

It is impossible to predict how serious a slip and fall injury might be. Trips, slips, and falls are second only to motor vehicle accidents in causing personal injuries. The injuries sustained can alter your ability to work and significantly diminish your quality of life. The elderly are at most risk and many falls occur […]

Written by on December 25, 2014

Thieves Cause Car Accident While Escaping

Two thieves were captured by police after causing one of three accidents on Interstate 64 in St. Louis, according to an article on the KMOV website. Authorities stated that the two suspects – a man and a woman – attempted to cash a bad check at a bank in Brentwood. The teller immediately notified police, who […]

Written by on December 23, 2014

Are You a Victim of Defective Medical Drugs?

People have come to expect certain risks and side effects when it comes to prescription medicines. That doesn’t give pharmaceutical companies a free pass, however. From research and testing to manufacturing and marketing, the companies that sell us medications have a duty to inform us of the potential injuries associated with the product. If you […]

Written by on December 18, 2014

There Is Help When You Suspect Malpractice at a Nursing Home

With the demand for long term care facilities increasing each year, there are numerous companies going into the nursing home business. The vast majority of employees at these facilities are dedicated and caring individuals. But, unfortunately, many are overworked and under-trained. This leads to inadequate or substandard care for some of the residents of these […]

Written by on December 16, 2014

Was Your Physician Wrong on Your Cancer Diagnosis? What to Do

Perhaps you’ve recently gone to the doctor because you suspected that you had a medical problem. You just weren’t feeling like yourself, and you wanted to be sure it wasn’t something serious. Your doctor examined you, ordered tests, and indicated that everything was fine. Still, you decided you needed a second opinion because you weren’t […]

Written by on December 11, 2014

A Cautionary Tale: Lack of Proper Elevator Inspection Causes Fatality

It’s common knowledge that elevators require operating certificates, and regular inspections are also required by law. However, one Missouri building failed to obtain an operating certificate for an elevator, and the result was tragic. St. Louis music legend, Bob Reuter was killed when he fell eighteen feet down an elevator shaft after opening the manual […]

Written by on December 9, 2014

Teenagers Attack and Rob Attorney in St. Louis

Most teenagers are simply looking to hang out with friends when they head downtown. However, that wasn’t the case recently when two teenage boys attacked and robbed a St. Louis attorney. According to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, a group of about seven or eight teens surrounded the thirty-two-year-old attorney on North […]

Written by on December 4, 2014

Snow-Related Accidents Likely to be on the Rise in St. Louis

We’ve enjoyed a warm summer and a pleasant fall season here in St. Louis, but all good things must come to an end eventually, and that includes nice weather. The cold and snow have arrived, which means it’s time to bundle up and use extra caution when you’re traveling. Slips and Falls Most business owners […]

Written by on December 2, 2014