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What is Repetitive Stress Injury?

Posted by Lara Vitiello on November 20, 2019

Oftentimes we associate a workplace injury with a single, catastrophic event such as an explosion or fall from a height.  However, most workplace injuries develop slowly, over time from the cumulative effect of repetitive movements or postures on the job.  These can include a wide  range of movements, such as keyboarding, hammering nails or holding […]

Winter Driving Safety Tips

Posted by Lara Vitiello on November 15, 2019

Snow, sleet and freezing rain are moving into the area today.  Everyone is urged to slow down, take precautions and use common sense.  MoDOT/IDOT  recommend drivers stay off the roads, if possible, while this weather system moves through the area.  If you absolutely travel during this storm, here’s what you need to know… Here are […]

Firm Client Receives Favorable Appellate Court Ruling

Posted by Lara Vitiello on November 7, 2019

The Missouri Court of Appeals issued an opinion earlier this week in favor of Casey, Devoti & Brockland client, Peter Dittrich. Dittrich was injured in a motor vehicle collision on February 2015, when the Jeep Liberty he was driving was struck by a trash truck in Jefferson County.  The crash happened on Missouri Highway 30 […]

Halloween Safety Tips

Posted by Lara Vitiello on October 30, 2019

According to the National Safety Council, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.  Additionally, October is the second leading month for motor vehicle deaths with 3,550. To help ensure adults and children have a safe holiday, the […]

Matt Devoti Helps Client Get Larger Workers’ Compensation Pay-Out

Posted by Lara Vitiello on October 22, 2019

Earlier this month, a Casey, Devoti & Brockland client resolved his injury claim for nearly twice the amount offered before he hired our firm.  Ed P. does body work for an auto collision repair shop in mid-Missouri.  Ed’s job demands extensive use of his hands and arms, including the repetitive handling of vibrating machinery and […]

Medical Malpractice: Do I Have A Claim?

Posted by Lara Vitiello on September 10, 2019

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., behind heart disease and cancer – causing at least 250,000 deaths each year.  Doctors, medical facilities and other healthcare professionals are required to exercise “that degree of skill and learning ordinarily used by members of their profession under the same or similar circumstances”.  […]

Boating Safety

Posted by Lara Vitiello on July 2, 2019

With summer in full swing, many people are cooling off by boating on area lakes and rivers.  Whether you’re a boating novice or a seasoned skipper, here’s everything you need to know to stay safe on the water.   Be Weather-Wise   Always check local weather conditions before departure. If you notice darkening clouds, volatile […]

Share the Road Safely with Bikes

Posted by Lara Vitiello on June 28, 2019

With millions of miles of roads out there, it will take time before bike lanes are universal. In the meantime, keep in mind that cyclists are legally required to drive on roads and as a driver you are legally required to treat bicycles as you would any other vehicle on the road. According to the […]

Top Ten Medical Errors During Hospitalization

Posted by Lara Vitiello on June 12, 2019

Most people enter the hospital expecting to get better. However, there are real risks during hospitalization that can sometimes leave people sicker or, even worse, dead.  Several years ago, Dr. Leana Wen published an article highlighting the ten most common medical errors that can occur during a hospital stay.   We thought her list was spot-on; […]

Kids In Hot Cars: Look Before You Lock!

Posted by Lara Vitiello on June 3, 2019

An average of 37 kids die from being left in a hot car each year in the U.S.  In 2018, 52 hot car deaths were recorded – the highest number in the last 20 years.   In some cases, these deaths occur on relatively mild days with temperatures only in the 70s. These unimaginable tragedies can happen […]

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Firm, Anne Brockland Named to 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers List

Casey, Devoti & Brockland has been named to the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ‘Best Law Firms’ list.  The firm received a Best Law Firm Tier 2 ranking under the Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs practice area. In addition, Partner  Anne Brockland has been named to the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers in America® […] more

Now Booking ‘End Distracted Driving’ Presentations for Spring 2020

The attorneys at Casey, Devoti & Brockland are proud to be authorized speakers for the nationally recognized ‘End Distracted Driving’ program.  Each year, they provide these powerful presentations at no-charge to educate drivers on the dangers of distracted driving. Since 2015, they have delivered this important safety message to over 5,000 high school students and […] more

Road Safety: Skid Out & Breakdown Tips

Yesterday in St. Francois County, three people were killed in a tragic accident.   A driver who skidded off any icy U.S. 67 and two Good Samaritans who stopped to help the driver were standing outside their vehicles.  Another approaching vehicle lost control on the Big River Bridge, near where the first vehicle had slid off […] more

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