It does not matter whether the dog is a chihuahua or a mastiff – being bitten can be frightening as well as harmful. However, there is more of a focus on larger breeds when it comes to legislation controlling dangerous dogs, since big dogs can cause much more harm when they attack. Even so, many dog owners in Missouri and elsewhere feel that breed-specific legislation is unfair and stigmatizes entire breeds, when not all dogs of those certain breeds are vicious.
What sets plastic surgery apart from other forms of surgery done in Missouri is that plastic surgery is often viewed as an elective and unnecessary procedure. However, the fact remains that plastic surgery, no matter the motivation behind it, should be conducted with the appropriate care or serious personal injury may result. According to Heathline, there are a number of health problems that can result from plastic surgery, and it is important to be aware of them.
If your loved one has just been through an auto accident or experienced a Missouri workplace injury, pay attention to how your relative reacts to outside conversation, follows outside stimuli, or how long it takes for your loved one to conduct ordinary household activities. Should your loved one experience problems with these activities, it is possible your relative may have suffered cognitive damage.
As someone who has a parent or other elder loved one living in a Missouri nursing home or similar type of continuing care facility, you probably want to believe that your family member is receiving the highest quality of care and attention while there. Unfortunately, however, this is not the case at many American nursing homes, with many facility residents nationwide experiencing emotional, physical or financial abuse at the hands of those entrusted to care for them. At Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, we know all too well just how common abuse and neglect are at today’s nursing homes, and we have helped many people who feared their loved ones were suffering seek answers.
Entrusting someone else with providing care for an elder loved one is always difficult, but it can prove far easier if you have confidence in the quality of care your loved one is receiving at his or her new Missouri residence. Unfortunately, however, understaffing issues plague many American nursing homes and continuing care facilities, and when such residences have inadequate staff, facility residents typically suffer the consequences. At Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, we have seen firsthand the link between nursing home understaffing and insufficient care, and we have helped many residents and family members of residents who suffered injury at nursing homes pursue appropriate recourse.
Leaving an elder loved one in the care of someone else is never easy, and you may know this all too well if you have ever had to place a parent or other family member in a Missouri nursing home or continuing care facility. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect is alive and well in America, and when nursing home residents do not get the level of care they deserve, serious consequences can result. Bed sores are one common consequence associated with nursing home neglect. At Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, we recognize that bed sores can lead to potentially life-threatening complications, and we have helped many clients whose loved ones developed bed sores because of insufficient care pursue appropriate recourse.
Hearts go out to the families who lost loved ones in last week's duck boat accident in Missouri. While accident investigators search for answers about what happened, other experts debate whether life jackets would have saved lives. As tourists continue to plan summer outings on the state's waterways, it is worth taking a look at what industry leaders are saying about life jackets and boating.
We here at Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, know all too well the serious injuries you can receive when you slip, trip or fall on someone else’s property. Unlike the carefully choreographed pratfalls that comedians take on TV shows and in the movies, a real slip-and-fall accident is nothing to laugh at. Your injuries could result in a long hospital stay, months of rehabilitation and other treatment, significant lost wages and possibly even a lifelong disability.
Have you been out on a Missouri lake yet this summer? If not, you may want to brush up on safety tips for keeping you and your family out of harm's way whether you are swimming or skiing.
As Memorial Day weekend ushers in the official opening of summer tourist season, Missouri's lakes will fill with people of all ages out to enjoy a little fun in the sun. For those who who actually get in the water, as opposed to just sitting back and enjoying views of it, a caution about safety is in order.