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Missouri Medical Negligence Cases: Causation and Rebuttal Evidence

Posted by Sansone / Lauber Trial Lawyers on November 25, 2014

A St Louis area healthcare clinic and its nurse were held responsible for medical negligence by a Missouri jury.  Nurse prescribed medication to a patient without proper warning to discontinue use of the medication if a rash resulted which was…

Can’t drive for 6-12 weeks after shoulder surgery

Posted by Sansone / Lauber Trial Lawyers on March 14, 2014

As a car accident lawyer in Missouri. I see many clients that have shoulder injuries after falls, bike accidents, or car accidents that require surgery ranging from shoulder cuff surgery to repair the tendons and cartilage to full shoulder replacement…

Jury Trial Waiver Clauses – Enforceable In Missouri?

Posted by Sansone / Lauber Trial Lawyers on August 30, 2013
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Our injury law firm has handled many injury cases that occur on an apartment complex’s property, and sometimes the tenant that is injured signed an apartment lease with a waiver of future personal injury clause in it. Well, what about…

In Missouri, Witnesses Cannot Claim Victim’s Symptoms Are Effected By Litigation – The Malingering Defense

Posted by Sansone / Lauber Trial Lawyers on April 10, 2013

Generally, under Missouri law, witnesses cannot testify about the credibility or truthfulness of another witness or party to the case. That is the job of the jury, to weigh credibility and decide who is telling the truth. So obviously, one…

Missouri Law On “Send A Message” Arguments To A Jury in Non-Puntive Damages Cases

Posted by Sansone / Lauber Trial Lawyers on January 11, 2013

Under Missouri personal injury law, asking the jury to “send a message” with their verdict is generally reserved for punitive damage cases and typically not allowed in cases where compensatory damages are the only damages sought. Most personal injury cases…

Woman Dies In Single Vehicle Accident, Was Not Wearing Seatbelt

Posted by Sansone / Lauber Trial Lawyers on August 31, 2012
Seat Belt Required

As a St Louis car accident lawyer, an issue that always comes up is what type of safety precautions was the injured victim taking, such as wearing their seat belt. Jurors want to know that the claimant took reasonable safety…

Use Of Medical Literature Or “Authoritative Texts” In Missouri Medical Malpractice Cases

Posted by Sansone / Lauber Trial Lawyers on June 14, 2012
Studying Medicine or Research Book with Stethoscope on White

The successful pursuit of a medical negligence case usually requires an experienced medical accident attorney as medical negligence cases are very complex, even when the negligent act itself seems very simple and straight forward. Many medical negligence cases are “battle…

Missouri Evidence: Insurance Coverage Excluded From Jury as Collateral Source – Exceptions to the Rule

Posted by Sansone / Lauber Trial Lawyers on January 7, 2012

It has been a long held principal under Missouri evidence law that in trial a personal injury lawyer, generally, cannot tell a jury through testimony or argument, that the defendant has auto, homeowners, or other insurance coverage to pay any…

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