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Stages of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, also known as HIE, is a serious condition caused by a lack of oxygenation at birth. It can lead to life-long consequences and require ongoing medical care. HIE is diagnosed based on numerous factors during and after birth.  Brown & Crouppen is a full-service personal injury law firm. Our skilled birth injury lawyers are prepared to help you seek full and fair compensation ...
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What are the Stages of Bedsores?

Bedsores are a significant concern among older adults and individuals with mobility problems. They occur when a person spends too much time in one position, causing skin irritation—especially in areas where thinner skin covers bone, such as the heels, shoulder blades, and ankles.  Stages of bedsores are sometimes broken down into four categories, with level four bedsores posing the most severe risks to an individual’s ...
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What Is the Apgar Score?

An Apgar score is a clinical measure of a newborn’s well-being and emergency care needs. All infants should receive the test at 1 and 5 minutes after birth. If a baby receives a low score, their medical team should repeat the test every 5 minutes for 20 minutes. A low Apgar score may indicate a birth injury or other medical issue. If that issue occurred ...
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What Is Marginal Cord Insertion?

Why Does Marginal Cord Insertion Happen? Marginal cord insertion normally results from the abnormal placement of early placental cells during implantation. Researchers have not identified an exact reason why this occurs, but some risk factors increase the likelihood of it occurring, including: Pregnancy with multiples, such as twins and triplets Maternal age over 35 Use of artificial reproductive technology, such as in vitro fertilization Use ...
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Understanding Missouri’s Comparative Negligence Laws

If you suffered a personal injury at little to no fault of your own, a quick online search may leave you wondering, “What is comparative fault?” Understanding Missouri’s comparative negligence laws is crucial to maximizing the compensation you receive for your injuries and losses.  Brown & Crouppen is a full-service personal injury law firm dedicated to providing high-quality legal representation to injury victims in their ...
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What Happens When You Go to Court for a Car Accident

What Happens When You Go to Court for a Car Accident?

Step 1: Jury Selection The first step in a trial is selecting the jurors. Attorneys provide a brief overview of the case to the jury pool and ask questions to ensure fairness and impartiality. Both sides request the removal of specific jurors until a final group is sworn in to hear the case. Step 2: Opening Statement Once the jury is chosen, the plaintiff’s attorney ...
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How Much is Pain and Suffering Worth in a Car Accident?

How Much is Pain and Suffering Worth in a Car Accident?

How Pain and Suffering Is Defined “Pain and suffering” is a legal phrase that refers to both the physical and emotional injuries one sustains in a car accident. Pain and suffering are non-economic damages because they’re things you can’t put a price on. Economic damages (like medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses) can be identified by a specific dollar amount because they are ...
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Post Concussion Syndrome Settlement Value

Key Takeaways: The average post concussion syndrome settlement value at our law firm is $32,795.62. Settlement values for post concussion syndrome can range from a few thousand dollars to multiple millions. The best way to increase your compensation for post concussion syndrome is to work with an experienced brain injury attorney. A brain injury can turn your life upside down in an instant. If you ...
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Can You Die From Bedsores?

Key takeaways: Common signs of bedsores include blisters, open wounds, and red, warm, and irritated skin. Prevent bedsores by regularly changing a person’s position to alleviate skin pressure. Use pillows or foam wedges to reduce pressure spots.  All bedsores can have serious complications, including infections of nearby skin, bones, and joints. The most serious is sepsis, a life-threatening response to infection. Consult a nursing home abuse ...
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How to Report a Nursing Home to the State of Missouri

When our loved ones require the care and support of a nursing home, we trust these facilities to protect their safety, dignity, and well-being. If you or a loved one have seen signs of neglect or abuse at a nursing home in Missouri, you may file a report using the Missouri Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline’s online reporting system or by calling the hotline directly ...
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