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1 Critically Injured in Huge Rush-Hour Crash after Ice Storm

On behalf of Brown & Crouppen, P.C. posted in Motor Vehicle Accident on Thursday, February 24, 2011 A sudden downpour of freezing rain just before rush hour led to a 31-vehicle accident in St. Louis on February 23. The chain-reaction crash injured 21 people, with one person suffering critical injuries, according to the Belleville News Democrat. The freezing rain began around 4 a.m. and fell...
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Man Says Parkinson’s Medication Addicted Him to Sex, Gambling

On behalf of Brown & Crouppen, P.C. posted in Defective Medications on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 A man in France with Parkinson’s disease has filed a lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline, one of the leading drug manufacturers, saying that one of the company’s drugs made him addicted to sex and online gambling. The symptoms described in the suit are similar to ones included in a fact sheet...
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Suit against Ford over Seat Collapse Can Continue, Court Rules

On behalf of Brown & Crouppen, P.C. posted in Defective Products on Thursday, February 17, 2011 The Missouri Supreme Court recently ruled that part of a St. Louis County woman’s lawsuit against Ford Motor Company should not have been dismissed before going to the jury. The woman sued Ford after a 2005 accident in her Ford Explorer left her paralyzed from the waist down. She...
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Bill to Toughen Workers’ Compensation Law Passes House Vote

On behalf of Brown & Crouppen, P.C. posted in Workers’ Compensation on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 In a previous post, we discussed a bill the Missouri Legislature was considering that would prohibit an injured worker from suing any co-workers who were potentially responsible for the injuries if the worker took a settlement with the state workers’ compensation fund. The bill was part of the “Fix...
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Court: Doctor Qualified to Testify on Suicide Victim’s Pain

On behalf of Brown & Crouppen, P.C. posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 A doctor called by the plaintiff as an expert witness in a medical malpractice suit should have been allowed to testify that intense pain drove the patient to commit suicide, the Missouri Supreme Court recently ruled. The patient’s suicide occurred before the case went to trial, but his family...
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3 Killed, 5 Critical after SUV Plunges into Freezing River

On behalf of Brown & Crouppen, P.C. posted in Motor Vehicle Accident on Monday, February 7, 2011 Hours after a huge snowstorm that blanketed much of the country, an SUV carrying eight mushroom pickers from Missouri slid off a bridge and through the ice of the Spring River. Three of the people in the SUV died of hypothermia at the scene, and the other five...
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Court: Suit against KV over Hypertension Pills Can Proceed

On behalf of Brown & Crouppen, P.C. posted in Defective Medications on Thursday, February 3, 2011 A class action lawsuit against St. Louis-based KV Pharmaceutical Co. can resume after a federal court of appeals judge overturned a lower court decision that federal law prevented the suit. The suit is in connection with improperly dosed hypertension medicine manufactured by a KV subsidiary. According to a recent...
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Proposed Law Would Prohibit Suits after Taking Workers’ Comp

On behalf of Brown & Crouppen, P.C. posted in Workers’ Compensation on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 A proposed new law would prohibit an employee injured on the job would be from suing negligent co-workers if the injured worker takes workers’ compensation benefits. The proposal is one of the so-called “Fix the Six,” a collection of legislative ideas put forth by a coalition of pro-business groups...
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