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'Black Teeth' Result In $250K Dental Malpractice Verdict – Bacteria Caused Discoloration Of Veneers

A recent $250,000 verdict against a St. Louis dentist may cause attorneys to reconsider the conventional wisdom that dental malpractice cases are not worth the effort. Leslie Wayne, 31, sued after the cosmetic veneers placed on her teeth by Dr. ...

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Patient Had Multiple Hernia Surgeries – Back-To-Back Wins For Med-Mal Defense Lawyer

Trying two medical malpractice cases back-to-back was unusual, but not overwhelming, for Springfield attorney Brian D. Malkmus. “You figure you’re going to work, whether it’s in the courtroom or the of-fice,” he said. But getting defense verdicts in each case ...

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'Egg-Shell' Plaintiff Wins Automobile Accident Case – Woman's Back Cancer Made Her Bones Brittle

Most lawyers encounter “egg-shell” plaintiffs only in law school. But for St. Louis attorney David A. Dimmitt, first-year torts class came alive when he represented a 38-year-old woman involved in a minor car accident. His client, Nevzeta Terzic, suffered two ...

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Merrill Lynch Broker Wins $501K Sex Bias Award Case – Case Arose From Nationwide Class Action

A Merrill Lynch broker who claimed she was the victim of sex discrimination in the Clayton, Mo., branch office has been awarded $501,000 by a federal arbitration panel. The arbitrators unanimously found that Merrill Lynch paid plaintiff Kathleen Hardin less ...

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FedEx Settles Crash Case After Pleadings Stricken (127058)

A decision by Federal Express not to disclose information in an auto accident case about driver workloads has led to the confidential settlement of a Boone County lawsuit. SETTLEMENT REPORT Plaintiff Craig Hutchings, who suffered a brain injury in a ...

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