Kansas City Law Blog

Legislative Update for 2014

Thank you to Sharon Jones & Jeannie Brandstetter of MATA for providing this legislative update! What Didn't Pass Medical Malpractice Caps The statutory "fix" to reinstate med mal ...
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Studies Show Testosterone Therapy Increases Risk of Heart Disease

A recent study, which was published February 5 in PLOS One, shows that testosterone therapy products doubled the risk of heart attack and stroke in men age 65 and older, and nearly tripled the risk ...
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Tips for Safe Winter Driving

Missouri can see some extreme winter weather, with the average low being 26 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. When the snow starts to fall – or even long after Kansas City has been covered in ...
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10 Things You Should Know About Missouri Family Law

Before you decide to get married, get a divorce, or fight for custody of your child, you should take the time to familiarize yourself with Missouri family law and the legal procedures that are ...
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Bayer Healthcare Facing Legal Action for Birth Control Device

There are 60 pending lawsuits against Bayer Healthcare seeking damages for injuries or death claimed to have been caused by the use of the birth control device, Mirena. The 60 cases have been ...
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Final Settlement for Some Plaintiffs in Chantix Case

There have been more than 2,500 lawsuits filed against pharmaceutical giant Pfizer related to the use of the anti-smoking drug, Chantix. There has been a final agreement for settlement in ...
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Health Canada Documents Link Yaz & Yazmin to 23 Deaths

Recent documents from Health Canada have linked 23 deaths of young women, and one girl age 14, to the prescription birth control drug, Yaz or Yasmin. There have been approximately 600 adverse ...
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Blood Clots and Yaz Lead to Death and Devastation

One family has joined in the class-action lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Bayer for the loss of their daughter, Katelynne Fisher, who died at age 18, and had been taking the Yaz for birth ...
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Manufacturer of Actos Faces Accusations

Asia's largest pharmaceutical manufacturer, Takeda Pharamaceutical Co, is accused of putting profits ahead of consumer safety by failing to warn patients about the the cancer risks associated with ...
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Bayer, Maker of Xarelto, Faces Claims of Serious Side Effects

The anti-clotting drug Xarelto is prescribed to help patients avoid stroke. In recent months, there has been an increase in the number of reports of serious side effects, including 72 deaths out of ...
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Pfizer Facing $1.8 Million in Punitive Damages for Prempro

In a recent case, a district judge imposed punitive damages upon the manufacturer of the hormone replacement drug Prempro. The lawsuit was filed by a New Haven woman who was seeking compensation from ...
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Truck Accidents: Seeking Compensation and Proving Liability

In September of 2009, a man slowed down at a crowded intersection in Missouri only to be rear-ended by the dump truck following too closely behind him. Following the accident, the man claimed to ...
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Circumstantial Evidence Used in Appeal

Direct evidence may not always be available in a case, but through circumstantial evidence a logical conclusion can sometimes be drawn. This was the issue in one recent injury case that involved an ...
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Injuries Caused by Da Vinci Surgical Robot

Developed for the purpose of hysterectomies and prostate removal, the Da Vinci Surgical Robot has been used in thousands of procedures around the United States. It was manufactured by Intuitive ...
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Democrats Reintroduce Domestic Violence Law

The House Democrats are seeking to pass a more expansive law regarding domestic violence, called the Violence against Women Reauthorization Act. This law would increase support for victims of domestic ...
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What You Should Know if You're Involved in an Auto Accident

1. Leave an Emergency kit in your trunk or glove compartment. It is important to be prepared and by keeping a couple of useful items nearby, you can help relieve a situation that is likely going to be ...
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Slip and Falls

Personal Injury- Slip and Fall We have all caught the toe of our shoe on the edge of an uneven sidewalk and stumbled forward a few steps. There was, for most of us, a flush of embarrassment and then ...
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Transvaginal Mesh Device Litigation

After several governmental warnings about the use of transvaginal surgical meshes to treat pelvic prolapse and urinary leakage and a number of recalls due to thousands of women reporting serious ...
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