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Doctor Commits $240 million in Medical Payments Fraud

Posted by Alexander Wolff | May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

A recent story out of Texas shows that a doctor fraudulently billed as much as $240 million resulting in $50 million to himself.  The attached story highlights how he was able to pursue an "opulent" lifestyle as a result.  Particularly troubling is the fact that he would misdiagnose patients, pro...

Pedestrian Deaths on the Rise

Posted by Alexander Wolff | May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has shown that pedestrian injuries and deaths are on the rise.  As exhibited in the photo attached to the St. Louis Post Dispatch story regarding this study, it might be because of inattention, both by drivers and pedestrians.  Cellphon...

May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Posted by Alvin Wolff | May 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Statistics say motorcycle fatalities made up 16 percent of all vehicle fatalities last year, though motorcycles account for just 3 percent of total vehicle registrations. About 80 percent of motorcycle crashes result in injury or death, compared ...

Gun Violence and Foreseeability

Posted by Alexander Wolff | Apr 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The recent shooting at Ballpark Village is a scary and sad moment in St. Louis history of gun violence.  Click here for the story on the shooting.  But this is not a post about gun control, or the St. Louis City police, or anything like that.  Since we are in the business of liability and injury...

Making Your Home Safe for the Elderly

Posted by Alexander Wolff | Apr 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

While we spend most of our time holding safety rule breakers accountable for the harms they cause, we also believe that people need to be proactive with their own safety!  Here is a link to an interesting article on how to make your home safer for the elderly.  The article has helpful hints and t...

Seat Belts and Comparative Fault

Posted by Alvin Wolff | Apr 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

We are currently working on a case where our client was in the back seat of a car.  The car she was in was t boned and she was ejected.   She was seriously hurt.    Missouri Statutes only require drivers and front seat passengers to have seatbelts.   Even though the law does not require it, we st...

Spring, Bicycles and Motor Vehicles

Posted by Alvin Wolff | Apr 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The weather has finally turned and there are thousands of riders on the roads every day.   If you see hazards on the road that did not exist the last time your were on your favorite route, do the next rider a favor and report the hazard to the streets department responsible for the roadway.   Thi...

Gun Control & Safety Rules

Posted by Alexander Wolff | Feb 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Once again our nation is faced with a deadly shooting inside of a school.  Children were murdered.  Politicians will offer thoughts and prayers.  Safety rules have been put into place in industries across America, usually after terrible tragedies that led the industry to want to be safer. On Ja...

Discipline For Missouri Physicians?

Posted by Alvin Wolff | Feb 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

Somebody needs to get on the Board of Registration for the Healing Arts disciplinary committee with the motivation to clean up the system of physician discipline (Amid opioid crisis, action lacking in Missouri against doctors who may overprescribe, Jan. 26). A lawyer can steal a dollar and los...

Hospital Guidelines - Do They Matter?

Posted by Alexander Wolff | Jan 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

In medical malpractice cases, the most important thing to establish is, what is the standard of care?  The standard of care in medical malpractice cases is that degree of skill and learning used by members of the healthcare providers profession under the same or similar circumstances.  Often t...

When to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Posted by Alexander Wolff | Nov 09, 2017 | 0 Comments

When to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit When a person dies or is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another, including murder, the surviving members of the victims family may sue for wrongful death. Although a successful wrongful death suit cant bring the loved one back, it can allo...

The Importance of Using Checklists

Posted by Alexander Wolff | Nov 08, 2017 | 0 Comments

Several decades ago, the airline industry suffered from numerous crashes dues to human error in airplane maintenance issues.  The planes were so large, it was impossible to mentally keep track of everything that had to be done to transport people safely without disastrous consequences.  Somebody...

Why Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer?

Posted by Alexander Wolff | Nov 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

Why Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer? Recently, a tanker truck crashed and rolled over the edge of an interstate overpass in downtown St. Louis after the driver lost control on a wet road. During this truck accident, the big rig jackknifed and struck a passenger vehicle before swerving off the side ...

Your Rights in a St. Louis Schnucks Slip and Fall Case

Posted by Alexander Wolff | Oct 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Your Rights in a St. Louis Schnucks Slip and Fall Case A store that welcomes customers onto its property has a duty to keep them reasonably safe, regardless if they are a large corporate grocery store, a “mom and pop” size establishment, a franchised convenience retailer or a mini-mart in a gas ...

The Benefits of a Slip & Fall Lawyer

Posted by Alexander Wolff | Oct 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Benefits of a Slip amp; Fall Lawyer When someone enters a residential or commercial property, they have a reasonable expectation of not getting injured. Slip and fall legal cases fall under the category of “premises liability.” The legal theory of premises liability suggests that property...

Taking Legal Action for Dog Bites

Posted by Alexander Wolff | Oct 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

Taking Legal Action for Dog Bites Although dogs usually make great and loyal pets, sometimes they may end up attacking someone and leave a person seriously injured. Too often the news is filled with horror stories surrounding dog bites with victims ranging from infants to the elderly. In the New...

Benefits of a Car Accident Lawyer

Posted by Alexander Wolff | Sep 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

Benefits of a Car Accident Lawyer Car accidents can be terrifying experiences. People are often injured, sometimes severely, vehicles may sustain serious damage and property may be destroyed. If you are involved in an accident or your vehicle is damaged and it is not your fault, turn to a local ...

The Emotional Trauma of Birth Injuries

Posted by Alexander Wolff | Sep 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Emotional Trauma of Birth Injuries The birth of a child is often the most joyous time in a parents life, and thankfully most child deliveries go smoothly. But complications can arise during both pregnancy and delivery, potentially resulting in injury to the baby. In fact, almost six out of ...

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