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Slips and Falls

Deck Safety 101

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 11, 2018

Over the years a backyard deck plays host to countless summer barbecues, dinner parties, celebrations and the like. No one thinks this idyllic setting could pose a safety hazard.  But the reality is home decks can collapse causing serious injury or death. According to the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), deck failures have […]

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 […]

Matt Casey Settles Premises Liability Case Against Jack in the Box

Posted by Lara Vitiello on August 24, 2016

Casey & Devoti recently settled a premises liability case for $625,000 against Jack in the Box Eastern Division, LP. The client, a 66-year-old retired postal worker, walked into a Jack in the Box restaurant and slipped on a freshly mopped, wet floor. As a result of the fall, the client suffered a broken femur which […]

Casey & Devoti Wins Appeal for Client

Posted by Lara Vitiello on February 19, 2016

Casey & Devoti recently won a significant appeal for a client  in the Missouri Court of Appeals.  Partner Matthew J. Devoti represented the client both before the trial court and before the appellate court. The client, a middle school student, broke his wrist during gym class while playing ‘long base’, a variation of kickball. He brought […]

Appeals court upholds $280,000 award against Joyce Meyer Ministries

Posted by Lara Vitiello on April 8, 2015

In March 2014, Gwendolyn Medley represented by Casey & Devoti, won a personal injury case against Joyce Meyer Ministries.  A jury in the City of St. Louis found the Ministries to be 70 percent at fault and Gwendolyn to be 30 percent at  fault.  She was awarded $280,000 following a five day trial.  Matt Devoti represented the woman at trial and […]

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All Partners Named 2019 Missouri Super Lawyers

Casey, Devoti & Brockland is pleased to announce Partners Matthew Casey, Matthew Devoti and Anne Brockland have all been named Missouri Super Lawyers for 2019 by Super Lawyers Magazine. Super Lawyers selections comprise the top 5% of attorneys and are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.  This is the second year Anne Brockland has been […] more

What is Repetitive Stress Injury?

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 […] more

Winter Driving Safety Tips

Earlier this week, the winter switch was flipped in the St. Louis region.  The winter snow storm on Monday left a wake of traffic congestion and accidents across the metro area.  While the official snowfall total was only 1.5 inches in St. Louis, it wreaked havoc on area roads causing 203 crashes and injuring 17 […] more

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