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Missouri Moped Laws

Mopeds are popular vehicles for getting around Kansas City. Everyone from college students to senior citizens use mopeds as alternatives to bicycles and motorcycles. The moped, or motorized bicycle, is an ideal in-between vehicle for those who want to save gas without committing to a motorcycle. Under Missouri law, mopeds are legally “vehicles,” just like […]

What Is Doctor Patient Confidentiality?

When you establish a doctor-patient relationship with a health care practitioner, anything you say or clearly convey to this individual is in the strictest professional confidence. Federal and state laws exist to protect the doctor-patient privilege, making disclosure to third parties against the law. The physician cannot use information communicated within the doctor-patient relationship in […]

What to Do After a Minor Car Accident in Kansas City

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in the United States. They are so common, in fact, that you are likely to be involved in one in your lifetime. Thankfully, the vast majority of car accidents are not serious or life threatening. Still, even minor car accidents can be frightening and lead […]

What Are the Signs of Dehydration in the Elderly?

Our nation’s elderly are some of its most vulnerable citizens. As we age, we become more likely to suffer negative consequences from routine illness and incur injury from seemingly minor accidents. Elderly people are also more likely to become dehydrated, which can lead to life-threatening conditions. Dehydration occurs when someone loses more water than they […]

How to Prevent Nursing Home Falls

We put our loved ones in nursing homes when they can no longer care for themselves. Putting a family member in someone else’s care can be daunting, but most nursing homes are staffed with caring and loving individuals – those who will care for our loved ones as if they were their own. Unfortunately, accidents […]

What to Do If You Witness a Car Accident

There are plenty of resources available to people directly involved in car crashes, but what happens to those who witness car accidents in Kansas City? If you witness a car crash, you may owe certain duties to the accident victims. Knowing your responsibilities as a car accident witness can help you stay out of legal […]

Is It Illegal to Text and Drive in Missouri?

You might know texting and driving is a dangerous practice, but did you know you could face legal penalties for using your phone behind the wheel in Missouri? Although Missouri’s cell phone laws aren’t as strict as some other states, there are punishments associated with texting and driving for some drivers. Even if police don’t […]

Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

In any given nursing home, the faculty is responsible for administering thousands of medications to elderly residents. Despite efforts to improve organization and communication in nursing homes, medication errors persist throughout the United States. Studies show that residents at long-term care facilities are at higher risks of medication errors than in other circumstances. If you […]

Who Can Be Held Liable When Someone Commits Suicide?

This spring, Netflix debuted a controversial series called “13 Reasons Why.” It’s set in the aftermath of a teen girl’s suicide and offers the viewers reasons for why she ended her own life. While teens and some critics loved it, others thought it glorified suicide and might even be dangerous for teenagers to watch. Each […]

Can I Sue a Pharmacist for Malpractice?

When we think of medical malpractice, many of us think of claims against doctors, but, the reality is, anyone involved in the delivery of your healthcare may be guilty of medical malpractice: a hospital, doctor, nurse, or even a pharmacist. What Is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice is a broad term for when a patient is […]