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Prepare for Winter Driving Hazards

winter driving hazards

Approximately 23% of all car accidents are weather-related. And, it’s no wonder, that the winter season is considered the most dangerous season. In the Kansas City area, we see a variety of winter driving hazards ranging from snow to freezing rain, slush, black ice and freezing temps.

We want you to be safe when on the road, so here are some tips to help you prepare for the cold and those Missouri winter driving hazards.

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Continuing Coverage on Dangers of IVC Blood Clot Filters

IVC Filter

In September, NBC News released a 2-part series on the dangers of IVC blood clot filters, specifically focusing on products manufactured by C.R. Bard. On December 31, 2015, NBC News released a follow-up on this exclusive year-long investigation.

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Litigation Forced Safety Improvements in NFL, New Report by AAJ

football concussion safety

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) released a new report on December 15, 2015 on Concussions and the Courthouse. According to the AAJ’s release, a small number of lawsuits have played a significant role in encouraging sports leagues, at both a professional and student level, to change their approach in preventing concussions as well as the way they respond to those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

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First Women Majority MDL Committee – Ethicon Power Morcellator

women led MDL

In October, we saw a multidistrict litigation (MDL) established to consolidate power morcellator lawsuits against Ethicon, a unit of Johnson & Johnson. In November, U.S District Judge Kathryn Vratil of Kansas overseeing the MDL, appointed the first plaintiffs steering committee in multidistrict litigation made up of a majority of women members.

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$11 Million Awarded by Jury in Bellwether Conserve Hip Implant Trial

Jury Award_Legal decision

On November 24, 2015, after only two weeks of trial, a jury awarded bellwether plaintiff Robyn Christiansen $11 million dollars.

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Impaired Driving: What Does .08 Look Like?

impaired driving_alcohol test

Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day are some of the most dangerous times to be on the road due to impaired driving abilities caused by drugs and alcohol.

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Thanksgiving is a Time of Giving

Thanksgiving

In just a few days, we will be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, a time for intentional gratitude and a time we share with family and friends. It is also a time of giving – thinking of those in need.

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Accident with an Uninsured Driver?

uninsured motorist auto accident

As you probably know, all states require a minimum amount of insurance on a vehicle. However, according to the Insurance Research Council, an estimated 1 in 7 drivers in the U.S. is uninsured.

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IVC Filter Lawsuits Against C.R. Bard Continue to Move Forward

IVC Filter Lawsuit

Lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard, Inc. continue to move forward in MDL Court in the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona. On October 29, 2015, the first scheduling conference was held. At that time, the Court addressed a number of issues, including:

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Veterans Day Thank You

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is November 11, time for us to, once again, recognize what thousands of men and women have done for our country.

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