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 >

What I Love Most About Being An Injury Attorney

On January 23, 2013, in Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

When I was younger, I was aware that my grandfather was a Judge (Judge Gail McWard) in Taylorville, Illinois (Christian County). I watched folks look up to my grandfather in that small town. Back then, being a lawyer was still a noble profession. Aside from meaning you likely made a good living, lawyers and judges were respected in the community for being stand-up citizens – giving back – doing something with their lives. As time has gone on, things have … Continue Reading >

Looking for injury-related information? Find me on the Injury Board!

I have made a decision to devote most of my blogging efforts to my Injury Board profile.  If you are unfamiliar with Injury Board, you can obtain additional information by checking out the Injury Board website.  I have am commited to putting people before profits – commited to fighting for the little guy – commited to doing the right thing – commited to standing up to bullies – and that is exactly what the Injury Board is all about. 

If … Continue Reading >

Joplin Tornado Hero Victimized by Insurance Company

On October 24, 2011, in Community, Insurance, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

After assisting the Joplin tornado victims weeks after the horrific tornado demolished several miles in the town of Joplin, Missouri, I vowed to do everything I can to help these people. I heard amazing stories of strength and also despair. But I’m not sure anything can top what I just heard today. Mark Lindquist, a social worker, nearly gave his life in a heroic attempt to save three disabled individuals during the tornado.

Lindquist heard that three men with Down … Continue Reading >

Injured Woman Wins Big Against Insurance Company in Madison County, Illinois

On October 20, 2011, in Auto Accident, Dog Bite Attorney, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

I had the pleasure, along with my colleague Andrew Mundwiller – both of The Cagle Law Firm, to represent a very kind woman who was ignored and insulted for three years by Grinnell Mutual Insurance Company. Our client found a dog for her step brother who had lost a dog a few years earlier. Plaintiff frequently saw the dog, played with it and even cared for it when the owners were out of town. One day in 2008, Plaintiff visited … Continue Reading >

Debris on the Roadway Can Cause Fatal Missouri Car Crashes

On October 14, 2011, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

The Illinois Department of Transportation had an unusual mess to clean up Thursday morning. A truck transporting frozen cakes and pastries crashed with a semi tractor trailer on Interstate 74, about 4 ½ miles west of Goodfield, IL. The crash caused almost two dozen deserts and bratwursts to be strewn about the interstate. IDOT responded to the scene and power washed the roadway, due to slippery conditions.

For more information regarding dangerous roadway debris, watch this CNN roadway debris video.… Continue Reading >

Tractor-Trailer Involved in Missouri Highway Car Crash

On October 14, 2011, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A two vehicle crash occurred Friday morning on Interstate 55 near mile marker 149 in Ste. Genevieve County, MO. The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the crash that involved a tractor trailer and another truck, belonging to the Missouri Department of Transportation. A medical helicopter responded to the scene to assist with injuries. The severity of the injuries is unknown and the investigation is ongoing.

As a St. Louis Missouri car crash and personal injury attorney, … Continue Reading >

Single Car Crash in Clay County Missouri Results in Tragic Death

On October 3, 2011, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, Safety, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A 67 year-old Trimble, MO woman was killed October 3, 2011 on Fightmaster Road in Clay County, MO. The crash occured north of Route W. The victim drove her 2006 GMC vehicle off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. The car driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Missouri State Highway Patrol that the investigation into this fatal crash is ongoing.
This tragic crash occured at approximately 9:10 a.m., in the midst of the morning … Continue Reading >

Hannibal Missouri Crash Injures Sleepy Driver

On September 21, 2011, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A Louisiana man suffered significant injuries on Thursday morning as the result of a two-car Missouri car accident. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 25 year-old Louisiana native, was operating his Isuzu Amigo on U.S. 54 in Pike County, MO when his vehicle crossed the center line and collided with another vehicle resulting in a serious car crash. The driver’s vehicle was travleing eastbound on U.S. 54, east of County Road 291 near Hannibal Missouri, and the vehicle … Continue Reading >

Missouri Highway Takes the Life of 27 Year-Old Woman

On September 21, 2011, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Missouri Highway 151 took the life of a 27 year-old woman Shelby County resident, on Monday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the young lady’s vehicle went off the west side of the roadway and when she over-corrected, the vehicle traveled off the road and overturned. According to the report, the woman was traveling approximately three miles north of Clarence, MO. Thankfully, authorities indicated two young children were in the woman’s vehicle and survived with only minor injuries. Unfortunately, … Continue Reading >

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