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Guidelines for Giving a Good Deposition Sep 11, 2015

A deposition is a pre-trial oral testimony that is performed under oath. It serves as a discovery process where the opposing council can ask questions and determine the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident that caused your injury. The ...

A Local Accident Kills One Feb 27, 2015

Witnesses report that a single car caused enough damage to a utility pole to cause power outages around a neighborhood. According to police reports, a vehicle sped around the corner on Oldham Road just south of Swope Park at around 2:45 a.m. on Feb. ...

About Actos Lawsuits | Bladder Cancer Feb 12, 2012

Actos, a diabetes prescription drug. Pioglitazone, the generic name for Actos has been sold under the trade names Actos, Actoplus MET, Competact and Duetact. Actos has been shown by recent studies to potentially cause an increased risk of bladder ...

Actos & Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Information Dec 25, 2011

Recently a 10 year study revealed that diabetes patients who took Actos for an extended period of time may be at risk for developing Bladder Cancer. In September 2010, the FDA announced that makers of Actos, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, provided data ...

Rexamined Study Reveals Paxil is Not Safe for Teenagers Sep 25, 2015

According to a new analysis of the original 2001 study, Paxil is not safe for teenagers. The latest information was published in the BMJ journal, a popular medical journal. GlaxoSmithKline, the company that made Paxil, stands by its initial ...

Report Shows Pfizer May Have Known About Zoloft Side Effects Jun 12, 2015

New developments in a case against Pfizer Inc. show that the company may have known about the potential link between the popular anti-depressant Zoloft and birth defects. If your child was born with birth defects after the mother took Zoloft during ...

Missouri Woman Vindicated After Medical Malpractice Win Nov 20, 2014

When you go to a health care provider, you expect that he or she will look at your medical history, the medications that you are taking, and will consider those factors in the treatment you are prescribed. One Missouri woman found out the hard way ...

Peterson Law Firm: Zoloft Birth Defect Lawsuit Info Oct 4, 2011

In recent studies, researchers have discovered that the use of Antidepressant medications such as Zoloft taken during pregnancy may potentially increase the risk of severe birth defects such as cardiac defects, persistent pulmonary hypertension in ...

Holden, MO - Teenager and Elderly Man Injured in Crash Near Elizabeth St Apr 16, 2021

Holden, MO (April 16, 2021) - An accident involving two vehicles took place at the intersection of State Highway 131 and Elizabeth Street on Friday, April 16th in Johnson County. Reports show that at about 3:55 p.m. when a southbound 2001 Isuzu Rodeo ...

Saline Co, MO - One Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash on I-70 Apr 16, 2021

Saline Co, MO - One Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash on I-70 Saline Co, MO (April 16, 2021) - On Friday, April 16th, a two-car accident on Interstate 70 left one victim moderately injured. Reports show that at about 2:05 p.m., a 2010 Ford Escape and a ...

Kansas City, MO - Fatal T-Bone Collision Near Penn Valley Park Apr 16, 2021

Kansas City, MO (April 16, 2021) - One person died and another sustained injuries during a two-car accident on Thursday, April 15th near Kansas City’s Penn Valley Park. Reports show that at about 5:30 p.m., a Saturn Aura was heading northbound along ...

Cass Co, MO - Two Injured in Rollover Crash on Hwy Y Apr 15, 2021

Cass Co, MO (April 15, 2021) - On Thursday, April 15th, a driver and passenger were injured during a single-vehicle rollover crash on Highway Y. Sources show that the accident happened near the 205th Street cut-off in Cass County, at about 5:53 p.m. ...

Avandia May Be Responsible for Many Heart Attacks & Deaths Apr 15, 2012

Avandia is used to treat Type 2 diabetes. Avandia has been used by 6 mill+ people and could be responsible for many heart attacks and deaths. Avandia is used to make cells more responsive to insulin. Independent researchers from the Cleveland Clinic ...

Avandia Lawsuit History-Get the Facts! Mar 31, 2012

Avandia has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack, liver failure and death. Peterson & Associates, P.C. is dedicated to help patients who have suffered heart damage, liver failure and death associated with the use of Avandia®. If you or ...

Avandia Recall Jul 17, 2011

Avandia Recall: In Sept. 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will significantly restrict the use of the diabetes drug Avandia (rosiglitazone) to patients with Type 2 diabetes who cannot control their diabetes on other ...

Burn Incidence and Treatment Facts Mar 15, 2021

A severe burn injury can cause physical and emotional pain — and the treatments and therapies throughout the healing and recovery process can pose financial burdens for the victim and their family. Whether work-related or caused by a traumatic ...

The Psychological Challenges Burn Survivors Face Feb 22, 2021

The Impact of Burn Injuries on Mental Health Suffering a severe burn injury is a devastating and traumatic event. Not only do victims face a long recovery, but they are also up against life-threatening complications. They must undergo various ...

Can You Recover From a Severe Burn Injury? Feb 18, 2021

The Prognosis of a Severe Burn We've all experienced a mild burn in our lifetime, such as a sunburn or burn from accidentally touching a hot stove. However, when an accident occurs and causes a severe burn injury that can be life-threatening, the ...

Raytown, MO – One Killed & Four Injured in Fire on Blue Ridge Cutoff Oct 5, 2020

Raytown, MO (October 5, 2020) – A fire incident at an assisted living facility in the Raytown area claimed one victim’s life and left several others injured. At approximately 9:30 p.m., on October 3, the firefighters in Raytown responded to the scene ...

How to Proceed With a Business Interruption Claim Jul 17, 2020

Understanding Business Interruption Claims If your business was negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, you aren’t alone. Even with the easing of stay-at-home orders, the government-mandated shutdown of non-essential businesses caused many ...

Burn Incidence and Treatment Facts Mar 15, 2021

A severe burn injury can cause physical and emotional pain — and the treatments and therapies throughout the healing and recovery process can pose financial burdens for the victim and their family. Whether work-related or caused by a traumatic ...

Can You Recover From a Severe Burn Injury? Feb 18, 2021

The Prognosis of a Severe Burn We've all experienced a mild burn in our lifetime, such as a sunburn or burn from accidentally touching a hot stove. However, when an accident occurs and causes a severe burn injury that can be life-threatening, the ...

Can a Spinal Cord Injury Be Repaired? Jan 21, 2021

Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries Spinal cord injuries are serious. While some treatments and therapies can help someone regain partial function and have some recovery, any damage to the spinal cord is permanent. In the most severe cases, there are ...

The Link Between TBIs and Parkinson’s Jan 12, 2021

What is Parkinson's Disease? Parkinson's disease is a nervous system disorder that affects the body's movement. Symptoms may start with minor tremors and progress to more pronounced tremors. It can also cause slow movement and stiffness, and slurred ...

Defective Takata Airbag Death Toll Rises to 8 in U.S. Dec 29, 2015

Another life has been claimed by a faulty Takata airbag, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The news comes on the heels of a massive penalty issued by the NTHSA against the Japanese manufacturer last month. A ...

Takata Ordered to Speed Up Airbag Recall, Fined $200 Million Nov 3, 2015

Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued the largest civil penalty in its history against Takata, maker of defective air bag inflators responsible for seven deaths and nearly ...

GM Settles Federal Criminal Charges over Defective Ignition Switch for $900M Sep 22, 2015

The General Motors (GM) saga over a defective ignition switch is almost complete as the auto manufacturer has agreed to settle a federal criminal investigation for $900 million. Federal prosecutors charged GM with wire fraud and engaging in a plan to ...

Mystery Surrounds Listeria-Linked Ice Cream Recalls Apr 24, 2015

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has just recalled all of its products and is closing its stores because of a possible listeria outbreak. This comes just days after Blue Bell Creameries issued a recall of its entire product line. Three people in Kansas ...

Client Testimonial Video : Honesty Apr 10, 2012

According to Lee, she hired Peterson & Associates because she wanted someone who could do the job and do it right. There was something honest about the firm, which compelled her to put her trust in them for her case.

Client Testimonial | RESPECT Apr 4, 2012

Hear one client's account of how Mr. Peterson was able to help her the day after she contacted the firm, while she was still in the hospital. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of the field as well as our unyielding compassion for clients.

FDA Recalls All Zantac (Ranitidine) Heartburn Drugs May 19, 2020

As of April 2020, Zantac and ranitidine-based heartburn generics are no longer available in American stores. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a complete recall of the medication and urged its consumers and patients to ask ...

Prescription Drugs & Birth Defects Feb 10, 2016

Antidepressants & Anti-Seizure medications such as Topamax, Depakote, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, and others, have been associated with a higher risk of Birth Defects if taken during pregnancy. These drugs have been linked to birth defects such ...

Report Shows Pfizer May Have Known About Zoloft Side Effects Jun 12, 2015

New developments in a case against Pfizer Inc. show that the company may have known about the potential link between the popular anti-depressant Zoloft and birth defects. If your child was born with birth defects after the mother took Zoloft during ...

Missouri Legislators Try to Ban Palcohol Apr 11, 2015

Recently, federal safety regulators approved the sale of a new alcohol product sold under the brand name Palcohol. Palcohol is a liquor condensed into powder and easily mixed with liquids to create a cocktail. The product will be easy to transport ...

What Rights Do Victims of Defective Medical Products Have? Apr 3, 2019

Imagine experiencing problems with a knee or hip, or other parts of your body. You speak with a medical professional about what options you have. They prescribe a medical device and you go through with the procedure expecting it to improve your ...

Defective Medical Devices and the Dangers Mar 26, 2019

It’s an unfortunate situation, but sometimes the items and products we expect to improve are health are the ones that cause significantly more damage. Defective medical devices should not exist, but they do, and individuals should understand which ...

What Is a DePuy Knee Replacement and Why Should You Be Careful? Mar 4, 2019

For years, there have been millions of individuals who have relied on certain medical devices to help improve their quality of life. Unfortunately, many of these items used are not as safe as they should be and those patients who received the ...

What are Common Problems with Metal-on-Metal Hips? Feb 18, 2019

There are numerous issues a person can experience with their hips as they get older. At some point, the doctor may recommend that the patient replace their problem hip with a prosthetic implant. However, these devices may not always be as safe as ...

Johnson & Johnson Will Pay Over $100M Talcum Powder Settlement Bill Nov 23, 2020

The Fortune 500 Company Is Facing Thousands of Lawsuits Over Talc-Based Baby Powder With more than 20,000 lawsuits pending, Johnson & Johnson has agreed to settle over 1,000 lawsuits filed by consumers in which they allege that the company’s ...

Genital Talcum Powder Usage Associated With Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer Dec 21, 2016

Studies dating back to the 1990s revealed an association between the use of talcum powder on the genital region and an increased risk for ovarian cancer. Fast forward to 2013, when a study published by Cancer Prevention Research harmonized data from ...

Three Ways a Product Can Be Defective May 25, 2016

As consumers, we expect the products we purchase to work as intended and to be safe. At no point do we believe that something can go wrong and the product will cause an injury. Unfortunately, this is a real concern as manufacturers have released ...

Defective Takata Airbag Death Toll Rises to 8 in U.S. Dec 29, 2015

Another life has been claimed by a faulty Takata airbag, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The news comes on the heels of a massive penalty issued by the NTHSA against the Japanese manufacturer last month. A ...

Prescription Drugs & Birth Defects Feb 10, 2016

Antidepressants & Anti-Seizure medications such as Topamax, Depakote, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, and others, have been associated with a higher risk of Birth Defects if taken during pregnancy. These drugs have been linked to birth defects such ...

Yaz® & Yasmin® Serious Side Effects Feb 10, 2016

Yaz®, and Yasmin®, have been linked to serious side effects including: Blood Clots, Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Stroke, Heart Attack, Liver Tumors, Breast Cancer or Death If you have suffered any of these or other injuries as a result ...

Hundreds Hurt by Flu Vaccines Apr 20, 2015

Flu vaccines are recommended every year during the height of flu season. Unfortunately, recent reports reveal that a flu shot can cause serious nerve damage in the arms of patients who receive flu shots. A number of patients have experienced ...

Philadelphia Jury Awards Man Who Grew Breasts $2.5M Feb 25, 2015

A Philadelphia jury is the first jury to find Johnson & Johnson civilly liable for the injuries caused by an anti-psychotic drug called Risperdal®. The jury returned a verdict awarding an autistic man who was prescribed Risperdal for five years $2.5M ...

Why Do Insurance Companies Try to Protect Their Clients in DUI Accidents? Dec 18, 2018

We all know that drunk driving accidents are wrong. Driving while intoxicated is an illegal act that can lead to serious consequences for the driver, and anyone he or she may collide with on the road. However, in civil legal matters, insurance ...

Why Cases Against Drunk Drivers Are About More Than Just Compensation Dec 4, 2018

When you’re injured in a crash involving a drunk driver, you’re most likely considering what legal options you have to seek compensation for the injuries you have sustained. This means going through the process to hold the negligent party ...

Dram Shop Laws In Missouri Nov 20, 2018

Imagine this: You’re driving down the road when suddenly, another car collides with you, crashing into your vehicle. You may be hurt, but when you approach the other driver to exchange information, you smell a heavy presence of alcohol on their ...

Can I Do Anything to Stop Drunk Driving? Nov 6, 2018

Drunk driving is one of the more serious problems on the road today when you consider exactly how much damage can be caused. There are so many problems that exist and drunk driving often results in individuals sustaining significant injuries as a ...

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse May 5, 2016

As our loved ones get older, it may be more difficult to provide the care they need. Oftentimes, this is when people opt for a nursing home. While it’s reasonable for you to expect the nursing home to provide proper care to your loved one, this is ...

Blood Thinner Risks in Nursing Homes Aug 10, 2015

For nursing home patients often prescribed a variety of medications, appropriate care, and attention are required to maintain their safety and health. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. The improper administration of one drug, in particular, ...

Nursing Homes Are Dangerous: Problems on Moving Day Jan 23, 2015

Deciding to move your loved one into a nursing home is a difficult decision. When loved ones cannot care for themselves anymore, the safest choice may be an assisted living facility. The key to ensuring that your loved ones remain safe in nursing ...

Keeping an Eye Out for Nursing Home Abuse Dec 16, 2014

The holiday season is an especially dangerous time for nursing home residents. Staff are overworked, facilities are under-staffed, families are traveling and visitation schedules may change. Because of all of these changes and uncertainties, nursing ...

What Industries Have the Highest Risk of a Burn Injury? Mar 22, 2021

Understanding Occupational Burn Injuries While it’s impossible to predict if you’ll be involved in a burn accident at work, certain occupations have a higher risk than others. If you work in the following industries, you may have to take some extra ...

Can You Recover From a Severe Burn Injury? Feb 18, 2021

The Prognosis of a Severe Burn We've all experienced a mild burn in our lifetime, such as a sunburn or burn from accidentally touching a hot stove. However, when an accident occurs and causes a severe burn injury that can be life-threatening, the ...

Top 10 Scenic Drives Near Kansas City Feb 28, 2020

Spring break is right around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to plan some scenic drives. Check out our recommendations for scenic drives in and around Kansas City. Exploring the “Show Me State” Missouri has a plethora of beautiful ...

Always Watch for Pedestrians: Even Where They Shouldn’t Be Nov 8, 2019

Pedestrians are very vulnerable when there are vehicles around; especially those traveling at high speeds. Whether pedestrians have the right of way or not, you should always take caution to avoid hitting them. When it comes to pedestrians, always ...

Appealing a Denied Social Security Disability Claim Sep 30, 2016

According to the Social Security Administration, the ultimate goal is to make sure that any application for Social Security disability income is correct. Unfortunately, application errors result in a large number of denials of requests for SSD. In ...

Checking the Status of a Pending Social Security Disability Claim May 13, 2016

Have you filed a claim for Social Security Disability benefits ? Are you still awaiting an answer? Many people who file Social Security Disability claims are often unsure of how to check the status of a pending case. If you need help, our Kansas City ...

Should I See a Doctor After a Car Accident? Nov 23, 2015

If you’ve just been in a car accident, you may go through a range of emotions, including shock, anger and even guilt. If you were seriously injured, you may be facing huge medical costs, lifetime disability, lost wages and psychological trauma. In ...

What is the Value of a Personal Injury Case and How Is It Calculated? Oct 14, 2015

The cost of an injury can be financially and emotionally devastating. On top of physical pain you could face the possibility of long term disability. A severe injury could result in huge medical bills, lost wages, chronic pain, psychological trauma, ...

Can a Spinal Cord Injury Be Repaired? Jan 21, 2021

Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries Spinal cord injuries are serious. While some treatments and therapies can help someone regain partial function and have some recovery, any damage to the spinal cord is permanent. In the most severe cases, there are ...

What are Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries? Sep 3, 2019

When someone suffers a spinal cord injury , it’s crucial to determine whether the cause was an act of negligence or if it is something that can happen in a sport or other physical contact. Unfortunately, there are many potential causes of spinal cord ...

Three Dangers of Trucks on The Road During COVID-19 Jun 10, 2020

Road Dangers During COVID-19 We are well into the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and truck drivers are working endless hours to get medical supplies, food, and other goods to their destinations as quickly as possible. The high demand for essential ...

How Speedy Delivery Promises Sacrifice Focus on Safety Jun 1, 2020

Quick Delivery Demands and the Impact on Road Safety Since March, the hours-of-service regulations for commercial vehicles involved in COVID-19 relief have been lifted by the Department of Transportation (DOT). This means that all commercial drivers, ...

More Deliveries = More Dangers on the Road May 15, 2020

The Road Dangers of Increased Delivery Needs Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a need for more essential items to be delivered. Places like hospitals, grocery stores, as well as establishments that sell other crucial items for ...

How Reduced Trucking Regulations Can Lead to More Crashes May 8, 2020

COVID-19 and the Impact of Trucks on the Road With the high demand for essential goods and supplies to be delivered to grocery stores and other retailers that sell necessities, there are more truck drivers on the road working under a declaration of ...

Kansas City, MO – Motorcyclist Killed in Car Crash on Noland Rd Sep 25, 2020

Kansas City, MO (September 25, 2020) – A motorcyclist lost their life after a collision on Thursday in the Kansas City area. Just before 3:30 p.m., on September 24, the Kansas City Police Department responded to the scene of a crash on Noland Road. A ...

Kansas City, MO – David Burkhardt Killed in Crash with SUV on I-35 Sep 18, 2020

Kansas City, MO (September 18, 2020) – A fatal accident in Johnson County resulted in a complete shut down to the southbound side of the interstate spanning into Wyandotte County. Just after 1:20 p.m., on September 17, emergency crews responded to ...

2014 Traffic Fatalities Hit a Record Low Dec 18, 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced some good news. The number of traffic fatalities for 2014 were at record lows, but will the trend continue in 2015? Statistics for 2014 Traffic Fatalities A total of 32,675 traffic ...

Compensation from GM Issued to Pre-Bankruptcy Ignition Switch Victims Dec 14, 2015

Despite accepting complete responsibility for their failure to disclose awareness of defective ignition switches affecting millions of vehicles, General Motors Co. (GM) secured liability protection from related lawsuits involving crashes prior to ...

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