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What parents of new drivers need to know

If you're the parent of a teen who's going to be taking driver's ed and getting their license this school year, you'll likely be spending some hours in the front passenger seat with them. They'll want and need plenty of behind-the-wheel practice before they take their road test.

Elevator malfunctions can cause physical, emotional injuries

If most people could see just how elevators are suspended by cables, they'd probably think twice before stepping on one. However, we take for granted that they're going to get us to our destination safely -- whether it's the top of a St. Louis high rise office building or the second floor of a department store.

St. Louis police officer files federal lawsuit over shooting

A St. Louis police officer was left permanently disabled and is now "drowning in bills," according to his attorney, after being shot by a fellow officer while off-duty. Officers were trying to apprehend three suspects who had reportedly shot at them while fleeing in a stolen vehicle. The officer has filed a federal lawsuit against the city as well as the officer who shot him.

Why are fatal falls increasing among seniors?

Americans are living longer and remaining active well into their senior years. However, too many suffer serious -- and often fatal -- falls. According to a new study based on data from the National Center for Health Statistics, fatal falls among seniors over 75 have more than doubled between the years 2000 and 2016. The rate rose from 52 per 100,000 to 111 per 100,000 during that period.

Mizzou BioJoint malpractice case continues amid multiple motions

Plaintiffs in a medical malpractice case against a Missouri medical facility prevailed in one legal battle recently -- the release of patient outcome data that the facility was fighting to keep from being released. The case involves the Mizzou BioJoint Center at the University of Missouri (MU).

Shift the financial burden to the person liable for the accident

A personal injury claim can help innocent victims shift the financial burden of the incident from themselves to the party that is liable for the accident. This is important because many people don't have the money that it takes to get the medical care needed after a serious accident. Most won't have the funds to help with other damages, either.

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