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  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Personal Injury Claims

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 20-Aug-2012

    Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), formally known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), affects approximately 1.2 million Americans. CRPS is considered a chronic condition. It can impact any part of the body, but most often impacts an arm or a leg. Many individuals first develop CRPS after suffering injuries in a car accident, or truck accident. CRPS is hard to diagnose. Therefore, insurance ...
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  • Congratulations Susan Montee

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 8-Aug-2012

    The Montee Law Firm, P.C., congratulates our friend and colleague, Susan Montee, on her victory in the Democratic Party primary for Lieutenant Governor of Missouri. Susan beat a crowded field in the primary, and will face Republican Peter Kinder in the general election on November 6, 2012. To learn more about Susan visit her website at:
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  • Wrongful Death Claims Are Both Emotional And Legally Complex

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 6-Aug-2012

    Each year thousands of people die in accidents resulting from the negligence of another person, or company. A wrongful death claim may be brought by certain members of the deceased’s immediate family. Depending on the laws of the state where the death occurred, other family members may also be able to bring a wrongful death claim. In a wrongful death claim, damages are governed by state ...
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  • Studies Indicate That Tired Drivers May Be As Dangerous As Drunk Drivers

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 3-Aug-2012

    Many people that would never consider getting behind the wheel of a car or truck after having a few drinks think nothing of driving while tired. In fact a recent study by the AAA Foundation found that 2 out of every five drivers admit to having fallen asleep behind the wheel. The AAA study also found that one in six deadly crashes, and one in eight crashes leading to hospitalization, resulted from ...
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  • Missouri Supreme Court Rules Non-Economic Damage Caps Are Unconstitutional in Medical Malpractice Cases

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 1-Aug-2012

    In a decision that can only be described as a great victory for victims of medical malpractice, on July 31, 2012, the Missouri Supreme Court struck down statutory, non-economic damage caps in medical malpractice cases. Prior to the decision, RSMO Section 538.210 imposed caps on non-economic damages. In Watts v. Lester E. Cox Medical Centers, et al., SC91867, the court held that the damage cap ...
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