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Actions that can constitute medical malpractice

Even though a doctor's role is to heal or treat a patient and improve his or her health to the extent possible, some people actually end up being harmed by the actions of medical professionals. When the actions of medical professionals cause harm or injury to a patient, medical malpractice may have occurred. Patients and/or their family members may be able to file a lawsuit against the medical provider for compensation for the injuries suffered in this situation. However, winning a malpractice case depends on successfully proving that a doctor committed malpractice in a way that is recognizable under the law.

There are several, but not limitless, ways to prove malpractice. One of the most common scenarios involves negligence. The law relating to medical negligence first requires that the medical professional owe a certain kind of duty to the patient. Many duties owed to patients stem from the doctor-patient relationship. Additionally, the injured patient must show that the health care professional did not act consistently with the recognized standard of care and that the patient's injury resulted from that deviation. Negligence can be proven in cases, for instance, in which doctors fail to perform standard testing, fail to properly diagnose an illness or injury or fail to adequately monitor a patient during or after treatment.

Fatal car accident in Missouri

It is always important for every individual operating a vehicle on the roadways of Missouri to exercise as much care as possible. However, even if they are not exercising the maximum amount of care, they must at least exercise the minimum level of care that is required by Missouri law. If they do not exercise this level of care, they are considered negligent, and, if this negligence leads to a car accident, they may be held liable for injuries.

A tragic car collision that recently occurred in Missouri involved three commercial semis and one passenger vehicle. The catastrophic accident resulted in the death of one individual, and others that were involved received medical treatment for their injuries.

The steps that should be taken after a car accident

When a resident of Missouri is involved in a car accident, there are likely numerous emotions that arise as a result. They may feel scared, confused, angry and several other emotions. However, after a car accident, it is very important that the parties involved remain as calm as possible and follow a few very important steps to ensure they are protected and covering all their legal bases.

First of all, it is very important to remain at the scene of the accident. If you leave the scene of the accident, you could be charged with fleeing, which is a crime in some situations. It is also important to check on all of those involved in the accident and call for medical attention if necessary. After that, call the police, and when they arrive, ask for a police report to be filled out. You should also take pictures of any damage that has occurred.

What are the most common causes of truck accidents?

As a driver on a Missouri road, you likely often see large trucks. These trucks serve important purposes throughout the state. However, they also are often the cause of many serious truck accidents. You may be wondering how exactly these truck accidents occur -- especially if you have been involved in such an accident.

First, trucks carry a lot of inherent risk. These vehicles are large in size and weight. This can make it more difficult for trucks to slow down, to stop, or to maneuver on roadways. Without precision driving and attentiveness, truck drivers can easily cause an accident.

Products liability claims explained

Readers of this blog and residents of Missouri have likely encountered a dangerous product or heard of someone who was injured by a dangerous product. However, what they may not be aware of is that in some circumstances, these individuals can obtain compensation for the injuries they suffered. The type of lawsuit that they would file in order to receive compensation would be a products liability lawsuit.

Products liability occurs when a manufacturer or seller is held liable or financially responsible for a dangerous or defective product. However, not all injuries caused by dangerous products will result in a products liability lawsuit. According to products liability law, the product must only meet the reasonable expectations of the consumer. Products liability lawsuits can only be successfully filed when a product has an unexpected defect or danger.

Missouri truck accident kills three family members

When families are traveling together in a motor vehicle, the last thing that they think will happen is that that they will get into a car accident and some of them won't survive. Unfortunately for a family that was from a neighboring state and traveling through Missouri recently, that is exactly how their road trip ended. A tragic fatal truck accident involving a large commercial motor vehicle left three of the four family members fatally injured.

According to accident reports, the collision occurred on a bridge. According to a patrol officer, the 56-year-old driver of a dump truck lost control of his vehicle after it got a flat tire. This loss of control caused the dump truck to cross over the centerline and strike a truck that was headed southbound and towing a boat.

Missouri car accident kills three family members

As previous postings in this blog have discussed, it is important that drivers of commercial motor vehicles exercise an increased level of care when they are traveling the roadways of Missouri and all other states across the country. However, even if they do exercise this level of care, things can go wrong and lead to car accidents. This may be what happened in a recent car collision that occurred in Missouri and left four individuals dead.

According to authorities, the accident occurred when a dump truck and a passenger vehicle collided head-on. The dump truck was traveling northbound when one of its tires went flat. This caused the driver to lose control of his vehicle, veer into oncoming traffic and strike the passenger vehicle head-on.

Will the makers of NutriBullet 900 face products liability suits?

The American population is constantly on the go these days. This means that residents of Missouri and numerous other states across the country are looking for ways to get the nutrients they require on the go. One of the more common ways to have a meal on the go is to mix ingredients, such as fruit, veggies and protein powder, together and blend them into a shake. There are numerous products on the market that have this functionality, but one in particular has gotten some bad press recently for being a dangerous product.

Residents of Missouri may or may not have heard of the NutriBullet 900. A recently released consumer report warns individuals not only not to buy this product but also to immediately discontinue its use if it's something they already own.

Truck accident kills Missouri pedestrian

As readers are likely aware, it is always important for drivers that are traveling the roadways of Missouri to be on the lookout for other vehicles and pedestrians. A pedestrian is certainly no match for any type of vehicle, and when they are hit, they stand a good chance of being seriously injured. This is surely the case when they are struck by a commercial motor vehicle. Unfortunately, this occurred recently in Hannibal, Missouri, and one man was left fatally injured.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the 45-year-old pedestrian was out walking in the evening around 9:30. While walking along Highway 36, he was struck by a semi truck. Some of the highway lanes were closed as a result of the accident. The driver of the truck was not injured.

Missouri cracks down on distracted driving

Residents of Missouri and probably residents of states across the United States have heard a lot lately about the dangers of distracted driving. With the increasing amounts of technology in the lives of the American population, there are more and more distractions present in everyday life. These distractions can become extremely dangerous when one is behind the wheel of a motorized vehicle.

It is clear that distracted driving can lead to car accidents, and police forces across the country are increasing efforts to educate about the dangers involved in distracted driving and to get individuals to cut back on distractions. However, an interesting statistic has led authorities in Missouri to approach this initiative in a different way.

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