Month: June 2017

Pickup Truck Crashes into Metro Bus in St. Louis

It’s rare when buses are involved in accidents in the St. Louis area. However, it does happen. A recent accident occurred in Ferguson, outside of St. Louis that involved a pickup truck and a metro bus. According to an article on the KMOV website, the crash happened at 12:30 in the morning. The driver of […]

Written by on June 29, 2017

Dog Bites Five Children During School Recess

Several YES Prep students were bitten by an area stray dog during recess in a recent attack at the southeast campus. A longstanding problem in the area according to occupants in neighboring homes. Your St. Louis dog bite attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman want to keep you informed, in the event your children might also […]

Written by on June 27, 2017

Semi Truck and Motorcycle Collide Causing Fatality of St. Louis Man

A 56-year-old St. Louis man was killed in April when a tractor-trailer hit the motorcycle he was riding. Struck by a 2016 Freightliner moving north on Carpers Pike, the driver, 58-year-old Odilon Reyes, was unable to stop his vehicle despite crossing both lanes of the highway. The deadly crash highlights the need for increased awareness […]

Written by on June 22, 2017

Pending Legislation May Make It More Difficult to Litigate Medical Malpractice Suits

Under a bill drafted by House Republicans as part of their plan to replace former President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), low income and older Americans may find it more difficult to win lawsuits for injuries resulting from medical malpractice, defective drugs and devices. Your St. Louis medical malpractice lawyers at Hoffman & Gelfman want […]

Written by on June 20, 2017

Gene Testing Labs May End Up in Court for Medical Malpractice

A South Carolina woman is anxiously awaiting a state Supreme Court decision that will determine whether or not she can take action against genetic testing laboratory Quest Diagnostics and its subsidiary Athena for the wrongful death of her son. The St. Louis medical malpractice lawyers at Hoffman & Gelfman want to prevent you from becoming […]

Written by on June 15, 2017

Police Search for Hit and Run Driver with Four in the Hospital

A hit and run accident has shaken the people of Springfield, according to an article on the Ozarks First website. Hit and run accidents are certainly not uncommon in St. Louis, or in the State of Missouri. In fact, they are a serious problem. In this particular case, the pickup truck that caused the accident […]

Written by on June 13, 2017

Dog Bite Claims Increase, with Children the Most Frequent Victims

According to insurance giant State Farm and data from the Insurance Information Institute, dog bite claims are rapidly rising, climbing 18% in 2016 to reach over $121 million in claims. Children account for more than half of dog bite victims, including the massive total of 18,123 victims from last year alone. The St. Louis dog […]

Written by on June 8, 2017

Medical Malpractice Case Filed Against Clinic for Flesh Eating Bacteria Fatality

Medical malpractice cases can be difficult to prove. However, there are instances when enough evidence is present that the victims have the upper hand. One such case occurred recently, according to an article on the Legal Reader website. The case involved a forty-three-year-old man who suffered and died from a flesh eating bacteria. It took […]

Written by on June 6, 2017

Woman Dies in Multi-Vehicle Accident in North St. Louis

Multi-car accidents are certainly not uncommon in St. Louis and, unfortunately, they take place quite frequently. A recent multi-car crash was reported in North St. Louis that resulted in the death of a forty-year-old woman. According to an article on the KMOV website, a 2007 Dodge Charger was traveling east on I70. The vehicle had […]

Written by on June 1, 2017