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Medical Malpractice

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”.  […]

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; […]

Injured by a Vaccine? We Can Help.

Posted by Lara Vitiello on April 10, 2019

Vaccinations are one of the best ways to protect you and your loved ones from the serious effects of certain diseases. In fact, nationwide routine vaccination schedules have helped eradicate some diseases, like smallpox and polio. Overall, the benefits of vaccines far outweigh the risks. In most cases, vaccines cause no side effects. As with […]

Birth Injury: What is Cerebral Palsy?

Posted by Lara Vitiello on April 9, 2018

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder that primarily affects body movement and muscle coordination. It causes physical impairment involving limitation or loss of function and mobility. Individuals with CP can have difficulty with: muscle coordination muscle control muscle tone reflexes balance and posture fine or gross motor skills talking and swallowing thinking and reasoning […]

Top 10 Patient Safety Issues for 2018

Posted by Lara Vitiello on February 22, 2018

Whether you are hospitalized for an illness or a scheduled procedure – it’s safe to say, the sooner you can leave the hospital, the better. No one wants an extended stay in the hospital.   While researching patient safety issues, we came across this insightful article from Becker’s Hospital Review. It outlines the top 10 patient […]

Avoid Opioids: 5 Alternatives for Pain Management

Posted by Lara Vitiello on December 12, 2017

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of Living Safer Magazine (Vol. 9 Ed. 3)   Legal & Safety Blog Avoid Opioids:  5 Alternatives for Pain Management By Matthew Casey   Pain is the most common reason people seek medical care, according to the National Institute for Health. One hundred million Americans suffer […]

Birth Injuries: What Is Cerebral Palsy?

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 23, 2017

Legal & Safety Blog by Matthew Casey What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral Palsy (CP) is caused by abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain the control movement, balance and posture. Most often the causes occur during pregnancy, but they can also occur during or shortly after childbirth.  Risk factors include premature birth, […]

Why Should a Lawyer Review Medical Records When a Baby is Born With a Birth Injury?

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 2, 2017

Legal & Safety Blog by Matt Casey Why Should a Lawyer Review Medical Records When a Baby is Born with a Birth Injury? I’ve been a trial lawyer for nearly 16 years. In that time, I’ve handled a variety of personal injury cases – car accidents, product liability, slips and falls, medical malpractice, birth injuries, […]

Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

Posted by Lara Vitiello on February 6, 2017

Legal Blog post by Partner Matt Casey Warning Signs of Elder Abuse Every year hundreds of thousands of older adults are abused, neglected or exploited. Sadly, for every report of elder abuse, it is estimated that another 23 cases go unreported. Cases are unreported for a variety of reasons – the victim may be unable […]

Common Labor & Delivery Errors

Posted by Lara Vitiello on July 14, 2015

Most births in the United States are complication-free.  However, approximately 5 to 7 out of every 1,000 births results in some sort of birth trauma.  Many of these are a result of errors by physicians, nurses, or other healthcare providers.  The following is a list of the most common labor and delivery errors and the possible […]

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Firm Client Receives Favorable Appellate Court Ruling

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 […] more

Halloween Safety Tips

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 […] more

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

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 […] more

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