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K. Lindsay Rakers

Alarming Statistics Remind Us to Consider Pool Safety

The CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) put out a new report today that states children under the age of 5 represent more than 75% of all swimming pool deaths and spa deaths and 78% of…

K. Lindsay Rakers

Pumpkins, Hayrides and Band-Aids – Parents Watch Your Kids!

The weather in St. Louis, Missouri is perfect right now. The leaves on the trees have changed colors. The Cardinals are one game away from going to the World Series – again. We are busy attending…

K. Lindsay Rakers

Has the Lake Become Dangerous?

Recreational activities on natural bodies of water pose unique safety risks and hazards. With scorching hot summer temperatures, getting out on a boat or jet ski with your family and loved…

K. Lindsay Rakers

Dog Bite Prevention Week – W.A.I.T. Before Petting!

As dog bite prevention week comes to a close, and as we take our families to cookouts and BBQs in observance of Memorial Day weekend, a reminder regarding dog safety is warranted. Most of us have…

K. Lindsay Rakers

More Faces of Lawsuit Abuse – Trena W.

Today’s media outlets continue to tell stories of frivolous lawsuits and lawsuit lottery in an attempt to sway the public into believing that such lawsuits are typical. These stories focus on claims…

Jenny Albano

Six Year Old Injured From Pool Drain Dies

A 6-year-old whose intestines were partially sucked out from a swimming pool drain last year has died. Abigail Taylor died Thursday night in a Nebraska hospital with her parents, Scott and Katey, by her side.Abigail was injured on June 29 when she sat on a pool drain at the Minneapolis Golf Club in St. Louis Park and its powerful suction ripped out part of her intestinal tract. She had small…

Shannon Weidemann

Avoid Slips and Falls This Winter

Slipping on the snow and ice could give you an injury you were not expecting this winter season. It is important to avoid this type of accident. Experts say wearing the right shoes in inclement weather is the most important factor in safeguarding against a slip and fall. They say high heels are worst kind of shoes you can wear around ice because they often have absolutely no traction. However,…

Staff Writer

Woman Files Premises Liability Lawsuit Against Wal-Mart

A judge ruled last week that a Wal-Mart department manager and employee cannot be held liable for negligence in the case of a woman who filed a slip and fall lawsuit after slipping on spilled birdseed in the store. Margaret Benjamin named Wal-Mart and the employees as defendants, but the judge decided the employees did not have enough control over the running of the business to be held…