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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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Top Ten Medical Errors During Hospitalization

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; […] more

Kids In Hot Cars: Look Before You Lock!

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 […] more

Tornado Safety 101

Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds.   While they can spawn anywhere, tornados are most common in the Midwest and Southeast.  In 2018, Missouri recorded 47 tornados.  For this reason, residents should review tornado safety tips annually, have an emergency supply kit […] more

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