Wrongful Death

Missouri’s Wrongful Death Law

The S.E. Farris Law Firm

When negligence causes a death, it is hard for the family to cope. The economic losses that go with a wrongful death can be just as devastating. Know your rights under Missouri’s Wrongful Death act.

Stages of a Lawsuit, Part 2

The S.E. Farris Law Firm

Part 2 in our series about the stages of a civil lawsuit. Call us if you have other questions.

Legal Liability for Untreated Perforated Ulcer- a Missouri Case Study

Missouri Medical Malpractice and Perforated Ulcers

It seems we all know someone with an ulcer. Because the condition is fairly common, it may also appear not to be a very serious health threat. But an ulcer can perforate. Left untreated, it is potentially fatal.

That was the tragic outcome for a 57-year-old Missouri woman who was experiencing severe stomach pain and went to see her doctor. S…

The Heat is on Space Heaters Following Rash of Recalls

Space Heaters are a Hot Topic This Year After Three Recalls of Malfunctioning Heaters

In December 2010, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. recalled 2.2 million heaters that malfunctioned, resulting in overheating, smoking, burning, melting and fire in 21 different incidents, including 11 reports of property damage and four minor injuries.

The recall, announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety…

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Dangers at Home, Camping or Boating

CO Deaths a Danger on Chilly Nights

A family of four found dead in St. Clair, Missouri, in December 2010 illustrates the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Ryan Yoder, 27, had complained to co-workers that he and his wife were feeling sick and nauseous. When Yoder did not show up to work for several days, the co-workers found Yoder, his 29-year-old wife and two young children dead insid…

Diabetes Drug “Avandia” Linked to Heart Failure

About one million diabetic Americans take Avandia, which helps control blood sugar. This is often as part of a regimen that includes other diabetes medication. New findings suggest that this drug may cause death, rather than health. Elderly people with diabetes who took Avandia, were likely to develop congestive heart failure and more likely to die than those receiving a similar drug called…

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