St. Louis Missouri Ambulance in Flames Following Delivery to ER

On August 26, 2013, in Fire and Burn Injuries, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A St. Louis fire department emergency vehicle delivered a patient suffering a medical emergency to St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond Heights Missouri.  After dropping off the patient and ensuring his/her safety, the paramedics returned to the emergency vehicle to find a “haze” around it.  As they approached the front, they noticed the engine and cab were both in flames.  After putting out the fire, it was determined the 2005 St. Louis City Medic II emergency vehicle/ambulance was a total loss.… Continue Reading >

Need Some Advice About Your Recent Car Crash?

On July 12, 2013, in Uncategorized, by K. Lindsay Rakers

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in Missouri, you likely have questions.  I try to answer many of the questions I think you may have right here on this website.  However, I have written a book called “The Missouri Accident Guide” and you can get a free copy right here.… Continue Reading >

Johnson & Johnson Tried, and Failed, to Sweep Negative Testing Reports Under the Rug

On January 24, 2013, in Medical Devices, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

By now, most everyone has heard of the DePuy hip recall. More than 90,000 patients have received one of these metal-on-metal DePuy hip manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics. Given the failure of these hips, the pain and future medical treatment, and the recall, more than 10,000 patients have filed lawsuits against these companies.

Recently, the New York Times released an article that provides the public with information that Johnson & Johnson, the parent of DePuy Orthopaedics, never … Continue Reading >

Dangerous “Swatting” Callers Targeting More Than Just Hollywood Stars

On January 23, 2013, in Community, Safety, by K. Lindsay Rakers

The latest form of prank calling has grown into a very dangerous form of play. “Swatting”, as defined byWikipedia, attempts to direct response units of different types (police, fire, even SWAT) to a false incident location. The serious prank gets its name because more often than not, SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) teams are dispatched to the scene. In most states, it is a misdemeanor or felony to report a false incident to EMS authorities. The trouble is, with this … Continue Reading >

Driving Drunk Leads to Criminal Charges for Young Man

On January 23, 2013, in Auto Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Every day, motorists are arrested for driving under the influence. When you drink, do drugs, or participate in any activity that may make you less than coherent behind the wheel, you are endangering yourself, your future, and those with whom you share the road. Driving under the influence can lead to more than just the DUI charge itself, if you injure someone, you may be facing serious jail time.

In Hillsboro, Keith Buehler, a 17 year old drunk driver, was … Continue Reading >

Hurt by a VA Doctor? You Can File a Claim Against the Government

On January 23, 2013, in Federal Tort Claims Act, by K. Lindsay Rakers

If you’ve suffered injury as a result of medical malpractice of a government doctor, from a military hospital or veteran affairs hospital, you may have a case against the government. Those who receive health care in a federally funded facility are protected from such injury and given the ability to sue under the Federal Torts Claims Act (or “FTCA”) (U28 U.S.C. sect. 2674). The FTCA provides that the government is liable for such personal injuries and medical malpractice as if … Continue Reading >

Injuries Caused by Governmental Employees May Lead to FTCA Claim

On January 23, 2013, in Federal Tort Claims Act, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Injured by a government employee? The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) might be able to provide you with compensation for your injuries. Sovereign immunity typically applies to bar citizens from suing the government in an effort to protect the monarchy, but in recent history, acts such as the FTCA allow for certain lawsuits to be filed against federal employees while acting within the scope of their employment. The FTCA was passed shortly after a B-52 bomber crashed into the Empire … Continue Reading >

5 Years Later, Where are the Kids and Cars Safety Act Protections?

On January 23, 2013, in Auto Accident, Safety, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A recent blog post by Scott Greenfield, New York criminal defense attorney, caught my eye. I was stunned to learn that the Kids and Cars Safety Actwas made law 5 years ago and we still do not have the protections it calls for. The post discusses a tragic accident in 2003 where a pediatrician father backed over his 2 year old son in the driveway and killed him. The father didn’t know the boy was there and more importantly to … Continue Reading >

I Make a Better Car Crash Lawyer than Victim

On January 23, 2013, in Auto Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A recent blog post by Eric Turkewitz (a New York personal injury attorney) caught my eye. In the blog post, he relives a car accident that he and his family were involved in over the Thanksgiving holiday. I have been in two car accidents. My Edwardsville, Illinois car accident was in 2008. A driver ran a red light and t-boned the car I was riding passenger in. In 2011, I was broadsided by a semi truck driver who ran a … Continue Reading >

What We Have Suspected Has Been Confirmed – Women with Breast Implants Beware!

On January 23, 2013, in Community, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Women are finally realizing possible long term complications of breast implants with the recent release of the FDA’s warning regarding the potential link between breast implants and a rare type of cancer called Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. Although less than 80 cases of implant related cancer have been reported, it is still a prevailing medical issue that women should be aware of if making the decision to go under the knife.

Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (or ALCL), can develop throughout … Continue Reading >

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