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Blog Posts in 2016

  • Doctor Files Malpractice Suit Following Post-Surgical Paralysis

    FOX News recently reported on the story of a UK pediatrician who has filed a malpractice suit against her doctors after experiencing post-surgical paralysis. The case demonstrates that even other doctors recognize when their peers have made an error, they should be held accountable for their negligence. As FOX News reports, 69-year-old Diana Birch lost a kidney and must now use walking sticks to ...
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  • Tesla's "Autopilot" Technology Involved in First Fatal Crash

    A May 7 auto accident in Williston, Florida has opened a heated debate about modern auto technology. Joshua Brown was killed when his car went underneath a semi-truck that had turned unexpectedly in front of him. However, what’s unique about this accident is that Brown was in a Tesla Model S luxury vehicle with its autonomous driving technology, dubbed “Autopilot” by the manufacturer. Brown was ...
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  • Timeline of a Workers' Compensation Claim

    When you are injured on the job, filing a workers’ compensation claim is the best way to make sure your injuries and lost wages are all adequately taken care of while you are unable to work. However, this can be an intimidating and confusing process, which is where the legal advice of a skilled Kansas City workers’ compensation lawyer can help you by keeping your claim flowing smoothly and ...
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  • The Difference between Partial and Total Disability

    If you are seriously injured on the job to the point where it will impact you permanently—including impacting your ability to perform some or all of your essential job functions—you can claim that you have become “permanently disabled.” When this is the case, a claimant is eligible for permanent disability benefits. Securing this compensation, however, is not always easy. Because permanent ...
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  • Missouri Supreme Court Upholds Wrongful Death Recovery Cap

    This week, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that placing a limit on plaintiffs' wrongful death recoveries does not infringe on their right to jury trial. The decision is likely to adversely affect the bereaved in future wrongful death civil suits seeking monetary compensation for the loss of their loved one. As the Associated Press reports , the Missouri justices deemed that caps on non-economic ...
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  • Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits

    Have you or a loved one experienced serious medical complications due to the implantation of pelvic or transvaginal mesh? If so, you may have grounds to pursue the compensation you deserve. Thousands of women all over the country have turned to pelvic mesh as a course of treatment for experiencing the effects of childbirth, only to later to have their well-being jeopardized by this notoriously ...
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  • Stay Connected with Our Firm Online

    At Adler & Manson, our Kansas City personal injury attorneys take pride in providing world-class legal services. In addition to professional and proactive legal counsel, we desire to maintain constant communication with our present and future clients. As a result, we have expanded our reach and impact across the web by being available on a wide variety of social platforms. Not only can you ...
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  • Should You Release Your Medical Records After a Crash?

    You’ve been in a car accident. You’ve been injured, you’ve sought medical attention, kept all pertinent records, and stayed organized and on top of things. All this, despite the chaotic and traumatic nature of car accidents that leave us a little dazed in the aftermath. Through it all, you’ve kept good communication with your own insurance company. One day, they ask for a medical authorization ...
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  • Baltimore Exploding Toilet Suit Claims Municipal Negligence

    An unusual case of alleged municipal negligence has captured headlines in Baltimore and all over the country: city resident Angela Wright claims to have been mentally and emotionally harmed when her toilet exploded while she was sitting on it. She has filed suit against the City Council, the mayor, and two plumbing contractors for damages. If the suit is successful, insurance carriers will most ...
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  • New Guide Benefits Insurance Companies, Not Workers

    On January 1st, 2015, the workers’ compensation system in Kansas was changed when a new medical guide became the tool for evaluating workers’ compensation injuries. The 6th edition of the workers’ compensation medical guide has removed several injuries that previously qualified injured workers for compensation. Effectively, the new guide makes it harder for workers in Kansas to retrieve suitable ...
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  • Essure Birth Control Device Receives FDA Black Box Warning

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that the permanent contraceptive device Essure will receive a "black box label" following complaints of dangerous side effects from thousands of affected women. The device, which is manufactured and marketed by Bayer, is now linked to serious health complications, including life-threatening pregnancies and stillbirths. Essure is a small coil that ...
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  • Merck Will Pay $830 Million To Misled Investors

    Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. has agreed to yet another huge settlement related to their prescription painkiller, Vioxx. In the class action suit, investors who had purchased Merck Stock between May 21, 1999 and October 29, 2004 had claimed that they were misled by Merck about the danger of Vioxx. Despite refusing to admit their liability or wrongdoing, Merck has now agreed to more than $5 ...
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  • Bill Cosby's Wife Will Be Forced to Testify

    Although many of the headlines over the past week have focused on the criminal charges against Bill Cosby, many are unaware that the entertainer is also facing a civil suit. This lawsuit was brought by seven women who claim that Cosby had sexually assaulted them between 1969 and 1992. Cosby’s wife and business manager, Camille Cosby, will now be required to testify per a court order last week. ...
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