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Claims of negligence against Springfield internist rejected

A Greene County jury rejected negligence claims against a Springfield internist. A patient claimed the internist failed to properly diagnose and treat a foot injury and failed to make a timely referral to an orthopedic specialist. Valorie Fullmer, 46, injured ...

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Pedestrian awarded for fall in KC hole

A Jackson County jury awarded $225,000 to a pedestrian who fell in a hole in downtown Kansas City. The pedestrian sued the city, the electric company that dug the hole and the business that had commissioned the digging. The jury ...

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Family recovers $2.4M for worker’s fatal fall

The family of an employee who died in a 600-foot fall from a cellphone tower has reached a $2.4 million global settlement of its Jackson County case against the decedent’s supervisor. The plaintiffs alleged the supervisor was liable under the ...

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Jury: Doctor not liable for repeat patient’s death

A Boone County jury returned a verdict in favor of a doctor who allegedly failed to order a timely complete blood count to detect and treat a patient’s leukemia, ultimately leading to the patient’s death. James Beyer, a 48-year-old engineer, ...

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Plaintiff wins $104,166 for rear-end collision

A Jefferson County jury awarded $104,166 to a motorist who claimed a rotator cuff injury from a read-end collision with a teenage driver. Jefferson County Circuit Court personnel indicated there have been no six-figure auto cases in that county for ...

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Rollover crash case settles for $550,000

A teenager ejected from the bed of a pickup truck during a rollover crash has settled his Cooper County case against the driver for $550,000. Aaron Imhoff, 17, was a passenger in the bed of a pickup truck driven by ...

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Jury awards $1.4 million to trucker

A Greene County jury awarded more than $1.4 million in damages to a semitrailer driver who claimed injuries from a collision with a pickup truck. During trial, lead plaintiff’s attorney Cynthia A. MacPherson said she was concerned about “public bias ...

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Ex-business partner dispute ends with $2M verdict

A federal jury returned a $2 million verdict, including $380,000 in punitive damages, in a dispute between former business partners operating a Branson entertainment attraction. Bruce and Dianna Herschend entered into business in 2004 with a Florida couple, William and ...

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Death prompts $579,000 settlement

The mother of a man who allegedly died of asphyxiation while under 24-hour home nursing care has settled her Boone County case against the health care provider and home nurse for $579,000. The mother intends to use the settlement proceeds ...

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