FDA Calls for Reduced Maximum Dosage of Common Pain Reliever Acetaminophen

A panel of experts convened by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has voted to lower the maximum dosage of pain reliever acetaminophen, HealthDay reported June 30. The vote made big news because acetaminophen is an extremely common ingredient in over-the-counter cold and flu medicines taken by millions of Americans each year, including Tylenol and Excedrin. The panel acted out of concerns about liver damage, a known side effect of acetaminophen overdose. The FDA is not required to follow its panel’s recommendations, but it typically does.
Doctors have known for years that an acetaminophen overdose can cause liver damage. In fact, the FDA says acetaminophen is the leading cause of liver failure in the U.S., contributing to 200 deaths a year and sending 56,000 to emergency rooms. Acetaminophen is safe for most people at recommended doses, but an FDA report issued in May says many consumers don’t realize they’re endangered when they go over the recommended dosage, or combine multiple medications containing acetaminophen. That concern drove the vote to lower the recommended dosage, which is currently 4 grams daily and 1,000 milligrams in any individual pill. The panel did not set a daily maximum, but reduced the per-pill maximum to 650 milligrams for over-the-counter medicines.
This video from the Associated Press explains the issue:
Video from the Associated Press:

Of course, the pharmaceutical industry resisted the panel’s efforts to further regulate acetaminophen, arguing that the high doses currently allowed are necessary for patients treating chronic pain. According to the AP, acetaminophen-containing drugs saw $2.6 billion in sales last year, with over-the-counter medicines representing 80% of those sales. However, as a dangerous drug lawyer, I’m pleased that the panel took steps to keep American consumers safe. Many millions of Americans keep these medications in their homes as medicine-cabinet staples, and some use acetaminophen every single day. That means millions of people are exposed to injuries from acetaminophen overdose. Even if only a fraction of these end up accidentally overdosing, they could still represent thousands of unnecessary and preventable deaths.
When most people think of dangerous drugs, they think of medications that are defective by design or manufacture, like Vioxx — that is, the medicine is dangerous no matter how it’s used. But manufacturers of drugs (and other consumer products) can also be legally liable if they fail to give consumers sufficient warning of a serious safety problem with their products. Consumers need clear information to make informed decisions about what medications are safe for them. If manufacturers fail to warn patients about the dangers of their products in a way that meets FDA standards, and patients are hurt as a result, those patients have the right to hold the manufacturer legally responsible with a defective drug lawsuit.

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FDA Seizes Most of Generic Company Caraco’s Drugs Due to Manufacturing Mistakes

On Thursday, by order of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Marshals raided generic drug company Caraco’s factories and seized more than 30 of the 40-odd medications it markets. The seizure was ordered after the FDA found manufacturing problems at all three of the company’s plants in Detroit, Michigan.
Caraco is no stranger to FDA-related controversy. Indeed, it has had several high-profile recalls of its medications just in the past year, all of which exposed it to multiple dangerous drug lawsuits. These recalls included the popular diabetes drug metformin (generic for Glucophage), and the heart drug digoxin, the latter of which allows Caraco to hold a fifth of the U.S. market. Both products were recalled due to concerns about accidental variations in the pills’ sizes.
Despite the FDA’s drastic measures, the director of its drug division’s office of compliance has said that patients taking generic drugs made by Caraco should continue to take them, because all of the defective drugs had been recalled or seized. This seems an interesting instruction, considering how great the damage could be if she is wrong. Digoxin, a derivative of the poisonous plant foxglove, is known to be toxic and has a narrow margin between beneficial and lethal amounts. Improperly sized digoxin tablets can cause heart instability and even death, particularly in patients with kidney failure. Last year, a different generic drug company, Actavis Group, recalled its generic digoxin medication due to concerns that some of the tablets had been manufactured twice as thick as the company intended. According to the FDA, “several reports of illness and injuries” were linked to Activis pills last year.
Caraco’s products also include a generic form of epilepsy drug Tegretol, a pain reliever called tramadol/APAP, and many others. A full list of the company’s defective products can be found on the FDA’s website. Generic defective drugs can be even more dangerous than their brand-name counterparts, as the manufacturer’s name does not call attention to itself. However, it should always be listed, so please check the labels of all your generic medications. If you or someone you love has experienced serious ill effects or untimely death after taking a Caraco-manufactured product, please contact a St. Louis pharmaceutical liability lawyer to learn more about your rights and your potential legal claim. Innocent consumers who fall victim to mistakes by Caraco or any other drug company should be heard — and, if appropriate, compensated for their physical, emotional and financial losses.
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, The Lowe Law Firm’s pharmaceutical injury lawyers represent clients in Missouri, southern Illinois and across the country who have been hurt by defective prescription and over-the-counter medications. If you or someone you care about has been harmed by a dangerous drug, and you would like to learn more about your rights and options, please contact the Lowe Law Firm online, or call us toll-free at 1-877-678-3400 for a free, confidential consultation.

Woman and Daughter Injured in Crash when Tractor-Trailer Failed to Yield

A few days ago, I saw an article in the Marshfield Mail about a woman and her daughter who got into a wreck on I-44 because a tractor-trailer had failed to yield the right of way. Apparently in order to avoid colliding with the big rig as it unexpectedly moved forward, the woman swerved and ended up hitting a guardrail. She and her daughter sustained moderate injuries and were left there to wait for an ambulance. Meanwhile, the truck driver left the scene unscathed.
It is unfortunate that the two injured parties were apparently were in their right minds, on the right side of the law and did everything they could to avoid an accident, yet they still were injured and the truck driver who disobeyed the law was not. As a Missouri large truck accident lawyer, I see situations like this all too often, and unfortunately that’s sometimes the way it goes. However, that doesn’t mean that the woman and her daughter do not have the right to be compensated for their injuries.
The MSHP did catch up with the tractor-trailer and identified the driver. However, there has been no official report of citations for him. This may be because there was (thankfully) no contact between the two vehicles, but as a St. Louis tractor-trailer wreck attorney I must emphasize that just because there was no contact between vehicles doesn’t mean that the truck did not cause an accident. Due to the danger of carrying large and heavy loads, commercial truck drivers should be held especially accountable for their actions when they break the law. If this woman or her daughter ended up with whiplash or other sustained injuries that negatively impact their quality of life, they would have a case and should talk to a Missouri 18-wheeler accident attorney as soon as they can.
Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, The Lowe Law Firm represents people in Missouri and southern Illinois who have been seriously injured in accidents that involve large trucks. If you or a loved one have been harmed or killed due to a commercial truck driver’s carelessness, help is available. In a Missouri commercial truck lawsuit you can claim all financial losses incurred by the accident, including but not limited to hospital bills and lost income. You also can be compensated for any injury, pain, disability or wrongful death that came about as a result of the incident. To set up a free consultation and learn more about your rights and your claim, please do not hesitate to contact us online, or call our offices toll-free at 1-877-678-3400.

Nearly 200 Injured in Missouri Car Accidents Last Fourth of July

It’s that time of year again, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol is ringing it in with somber statistics that unfortunately ring all too true with a Missouri auto accident attorney like me. In a press release on Monday, they reminded motorists to buckle up, obey the speed limit, and keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road.
MSHP participated in a campaign last year called Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) from the evening of July 3 through the night of July 6, 2008. During that time, Operation C.A.R.E. had all available officers patrolling Missouri’s highways and roads to enforce Missouri’s speed limit, seat belt and alcohol laws. They also were there to tally a staggering number of injuries and deaths.
According to MSHP, seven people were killed and 194 people injured in car crashes over last year’s holiday counting period. That’s an average of one person being killed and injured every 20.3 minutes. In addition to those injured and killed, state troopers arrested 195 people for driving while intoxicated — just one less than the number of reported injuries, and those are only the ones who got caught.
This year’s counting period for the Fourth of July holiday takes place 6 p.m. Thursday, July 2 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2009. To prepare, MSHP advised motorists to make sure their cars are in good condition before starting a trip to see friends, relatives or fireworks. It also suggested checking the Missouri Department of Transportation’s traveler info map at www.modot.mo.gov to anticipate detours for construction or flooding.
In closing, MSHP reminded drivers who need assistance or witness crime while traveling on Missouri roads to contact their nearest Highway Patrol headquarters via their emergency hotline. All I can add is that if any Missouri motorists are injured in a July Fourth drunk driving accident, they should contact a Missouri reckless driving attorney right away to learn about their legal options. People hurt by an irresponsible drunk driver have the right to hold that driver legally responsible for the injuries he or she caused, including wrongful deaths, permanent disabilities and all of the financial costs related to the crash.
With offices in St. Louis and Belleville, Ill., The Lowe Law Firm represents victims of serious personal injuries caused by car crashes in Missouri and southern Illinois. Our Missouri auto accident lawyers help people who have been seriously hurt or lost a loved one in a car, truck or motorcycle wreck recover the money they need to pay medical bills, make ends meet and eventually move past the incident. If you and your family are in this position and you’d like to learn more, please contact The Lowe Law Firm online, or call us toll-free at 1-877-678-3400.

St. Louis Bicycle Accident Lawyer on New Missouri Ordinance That Protects Cyclists

The other day, I came across an article about a new city ordinance on bicycle safety that passed unanimously in Columbia, Missouri. The ordinance specifies that a motorist commits the class A misdemeanor of harassment if he or she verbally threatens a cyclist, sounds a horn with the aim of frightening or disturbing the cyclist, purposely throws an object at a cyclist, or knowingly engages in conduct that puts the cyclist’s life at risk. The misdemeanor is punishable by a $1,000 fine or one year in jail.
What makes this new ordinance interesting to me as a Missouri auto accident lawyer is that it focuses on motorists curbing their road rage. Road rage is, of course, commonly known as a cause of traffic accidents. And when the accident involves a car and a bicyclist, guess who usually wins? It is true that cyclists frequently disobey traffic laws — not unlike motorists — but airing your frustration by throwing things at bike riders, or worse, is dangerous to everyone and too often results in unintended tragedy. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “Recent data shows that the 698 bicyclist deaths in 2007 accounted for two percent of all traffic fatalities with an additional 44,000 injured in traffic crashes.”
An even more interesting fact the story brought up was how many cyclists could, but choose not to, press charges for injuries that come as the result of such harassment. Columbia citizens are hoping that cyclists who have been the victims of such injuries or trauma will be emboldened by the new ordinance. According to the Columbia Tribune, Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton said “People that are pushing the envelope, getting close to assault without assaulting someone would be covered under the ordinance… As far as the ‘prosecutability,’ for lack of a better word, we’ll just have to see.”
Many Columbia residents hope that the new ordinance will be just the beginning. “Bicyclists are not the only ones subject to this behavior,” Fourth Ward Councilman Jerry Wade said. “The ordinance needs to be effective in reducing harassment wherever it occurs.” He went on to suggest future amendments to the ordinance protecting joggers, wheelchair users and other users of non-motor vehicle transportation.
As a St. Louis pedestrian injury attorney, I couldn’t agree more. All of these people need to share the road with motorists, and they are entitled to do so safely and without injury. Not every Missouri city has an ordinance outlawing aggression against bicyclists and others who share the road with cars. But regardless of where they are in Missouri, these victims have the right to hold drivers with road rage responsible for the injuries they cause with a Missouri bicycle accident lawsuit. These lawsuits can help them recover money for medical bills — which can be rather serious in an accident with a car — as well as compensation for their injuries physical pain, emotional suffering and any permanent disability or wrongful death.
Based in St. Louis and Belleville, Ill., The Lowe Law Firm represents victims of serious personal injuries caused by car wrecks in Missouri and southern Illinois. Our Missouri auto accident lawyers help people who were seriously hurt or lost a loved one due to a driver’s negligence. We can help you recover the money you need to pay medical bills, make ends meet, and eventually move past the accident. If you or a family member are in this position and you’d like to learn more, please contact The Lowe Law Firm online or call us toll-free at 1-877-678-3400.

Missouri Pedestrian 200 Feet from Road Struck by Overturned Big Rig When Driver Failed to Stop

A tractor-trailer truck recently overturned in Shelby County, injuring a man nearby. Overturning is a particularly deadly hazard with commercial trucks — a study by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration called it the most common large truck driver fatality accident type. However, what I as a St. Louis tractor trailer accident attorney find remarkable about this story is that the injured party wasn’t even close to the road — in fact, according to reports, he was 200 feet away.
Let’s take another look at the situation. The accident happened at nighttime, so the road was likely dark and traffic was probably light. Reportedly, all that the driver did was fail to stop at a stop sign before making a turn. All of this might sound harmless enough, but in a two-ton 18-wheeler, the stakes go way up, no matter how deserted the road appears. The smallest failure to follow traffic rules can result in the truck’s load overturning, leading to serious injuries not only for the driver, but also for whomever and whatever might be nearby.
Fortunately, the victim reportedly only sustained only minor injuries as a result of this wreck. But as a Missouri commercial truck injury lawyer, I know that other victims aren’t always so lucky. Because large commercial trucks outweigh cars by as much as 200 times, they can cause very severe damage in an accident that pits the two vehicle types against one another. Victims can be killed or suffer catastrophic, life-changing injuries, including permanent brain damage or paralysis. Just like all drivers, truck drivers have a legal responsibility to take care on the road, and that includes obeying traffic laws. When they fail, victims have the right to hold them legally and financially responsible for their actions with a Missouri trucking accident lawsuit.
With law offices in St. Louis, Missouri and Belleville, Illinois, The Lowe Law Firm represents clients in Missouri and southern Illinois who were seriously hurt in a serious accident with a large truck. If you have been injured by a commercial truck, or lost a loved one in an accident that you believe was caused by a trucker’s carelessness, we can help. In a Missouri semi truck accident lawsuit, you can claim all of your losses related to the accident, including financial losses like hospital bills and lost income, as well as compensation for an injury, pain, disability or wrongful death. To set up a free consultation and learn more about your rights, please contact us online, or call our firm toll-free at 1-877-678-3400.

FDA Links Zicam to Permanent Sense of Smell Loss — Other Homeopathic Products Under Scrutiny

On Tuesday, the FDA shocked thousands of consumers with an advisement to stop using Zicam cold remedies. The announcement cited links between three Zicam products — Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel, Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs and Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs, Kids’ Size — with the loss of sense of smell. The culprit ingredient in these so-called “natural” Zicam Products is zinc, a mineral that scientists say has been known since 1938 to damage nerves in the nose needed for smell. According to the Washington Post, zinc also has apparently been used to destroy sense of smell in laboratory animals.
Also called anosmia, the loss of sense of smell can be permanent. This amounts to the loss of one of your five basic senses. Without sense of smell, not only are you unable to experience full quality of life by smelling pleasant scents, but your ability to detect dangerous fumes or smoke is also greatly impaired — in other words, a properly functioning nose could save your life. Your sense of taste is also greatly diminished when you can’t smell, making you much more likely to ingest spoiled food, or food tainted with harmful substances.
The advisement came after more than 130 reports had been submitted to the FDA about a loss of sense of smell in patients who used one of the three Zicam products. Some reports came after several doses of Zicam, but many of these people said their anosmia occurred suddenly, after just one dose. In response to this alarming body of evidence, the FDA sent Matrixx Initiatives, manufacturer of Zicam products, a letter of warning stating that the products could no longer be marketed without FDA approval.
The FDA has stated that Zicam Cold Remedy was never formally approved because it is part of a group of remedies called homeopathic products, formulations that typically use small doses of “natural” active ingredients including herbs, minerals and flowers. This may be the FDA’s policy, but as a southern Illinois product liability lawyer I would like to point out that this is no excuse for laxity in product testing. “Natural” is a far cry from “harmless.”
The letter also stated that the products were not properly labeled to reflect the risk of anosmia that has been associated with them. You might think this was all news to Matrixx, or that they thought that 130 cases somehow weren’t enough to merit labeling their product with a safety advisement. The fact is that they have already settled more than 400 lawsuits about this very thing, including a giant $12 million lawsuit in 2006. The company also has received more than 800 anosmia complaints, which the FDA recently asked them to surrender. The company did not comply.Speaking as a St. Louis pharmaceutical liability attorney and as a human being, a company neglecting to account for that many injuries in the name of profit is positively appalling.
The FDA says it is especially concerned about intranasal zinc use in children, since children might lose sense of smell but be less likely to communicate the condition to an adult. Fortunately, the Kids’ Size Cold Remedy Swabs had already been discontinued prior to the FDA’s announcement. Matrixx has said it will withdraw its dangerous products from stores, but extensive damage has already been done. With Zicam sales in the millions, the chances are good that someone close to you has used this product, or considered using it, at least once. Worse, reports are now surfacing that Zicam products are not the only “homeopathic” products out there that are causing serious side effects. These problems could affect millions of Americans — all of whom would have a legal claim against the products’ manufacturers
Zicam products reeled in about 40 percent of Matrixx’s $111.6 million in sales last year. While Matrixx decides what its next move will be, the FDA has advised people who have experienced any sense of smell loss or other problems after use of any of the three Zicam products to consult their health care professional. I would add that they should consult a Missouri dangerous drug attorney directly after. The loss of one of life’s most basic and crucial senses is a possibility no one — not even Matrixx — can afford to ignore.
If you or someone you love has experienced a loss of sense of smell and has used Zicam products, or has experienced serious side effects after taking any product labeled as “homeopathic,” please contact The Lowe Law Firm right away. In a dangerous drug injury lawsuit, you can claim payment for all the medical treatment related to the supplement’s defects, plus lost wages and compensation for your injuries.
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, our pharmaceutical liability lawyers represent clients across the nation who have been hurt by defective medications and over-the-counter remedies. If you would like to learn more about your rights and options, please contact the Lowe Law Firm online, or call toll-free at 1-877-678-3400 for a free, confidential consultation.

Zicam Linked to Loss of Smell and Withdrawn from the Market

Upset with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Zicam maker Matrixx Initiatives Inc. has withdrawn two of its cold remedy nasal products even though company officials maintain the products are safe.
The FDA said it received more than 130 complaints from consumers saying they have lost their sense of smell after using the products.
Jennifer Warren, a former school teacher who lives in Huntsville, Ala., said she lost her sense of smell after using Zicam to prevent the duration of a cold a few years ago, but had never complained to the FDA or the company because she figured there was no way to prove Zicam caused her anosmia.
She said she doesn’t want to sue Scottsdale-based Matrixx (Nasdaq:MTXX) even after learning others have had the same experiences.
“I don’t think Zicam was created to hurt anyone,” she said. “We sit here and we rip and we rave about all these drugs not being allowed on the market. The first time anything goes wrong, everybody wants to go sue, sue, sue. That drives me nuts. I honestly believe the people were trying to do something to help people not get sick.”
William Hemelt, acting president and chief operating officer of Matrixx, said the FDA action was taken without reviewing research he would have been more than willing to provide.
“We think the science does not support this allegation at all,” he said. “Quite honestly, we would not be selling the product if we thought it was unsafe.”
Zicam products use a homeopathic remedy called Zincum Gluconicum 2x, which means they require FDA approval.
Dr. Sam Benjamin, a medical doctor with a homeopathic license, said he can’t figure out why the FDA has taken so long to deal with the issue.
“I can think of no part of alternative medicine that summons up more worry to conventional physicians than homeopathy,” said Benjamin, who has a medical talk show on KTAR 92.3 FM on Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 1,000 followers on Twitter. “There are so many drugs around that cause problems, why would one event want to expose people to any danger.”
Brett Berty, a senior recall strategist at Stericycle Inc. in Lake Forest, Ill., is coming to Phoenix this week to meet with Matrixx officials to see if he can help the company with damage control.
Usually, he said, companies will voluntarily recall a product before the FDA gets involved. That’s not how it happened with Matrixx. The FDA stepped in and warned Matrixx that it had received more than 130 consumer complaints and that the company needed to stop marketing the product until it can put a warning label on its packaging that it could cause anosmia.
Over the past 10 years, Berty has worked with manufacturers to conduct about 1,300 recalls, including Vioxx.
“Typically, hopefully, the manufacturer will work with me prior to approaching the regulatory agency,” he said. “The most important thing for Matrixx is you can turn a seemingly awful situation into an opportunity if you’re judged by the public as being part of the solution. How swiftly do they execute that will demonstrate their concern for the public’s safety.”
When the FDA sent the warning letter to Matrixx and advised consumers not to use certain Zicam cold remedies, on June 16, Matrixx’s stock plummeted 70 percent to $5.78 a share. It bounced up a bit to $6.13 a day later, but nowhere near its 52-week high of $19.74, near its trading point before the FDA sent the warning letter.
For the fiscal year ended March 31, Matrixx reported $13.8 million in net income on $112 million in net sales, up from $10.4 million in net income on $101 million in net sales a year ago.
Hemelt said he will be meeting with FDA regulators to discuss the issue. He also scheduled a conference call with investors.
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FDA Recommends Suicidal Behavior Precaution for Singulair and Other Asthma Meds

The FDA made an official statement today, saying it has requested class of asthma drugs called leukotriene modifiers be labeled with a “precaution” warning of potential psychiatric side effects, including suicidal thoughts and behavior. This family of drugs includes zileuton, marketed by Cornerstone as Zyflo and Zyflo CR; zarfirlukast, marketed by AstraZeneca as Accolate; and montelukast, marketed as Singulair, Merck & Co.’s number-one-selling drug.
In March of last year, the FDA began an ongoing safety review of a possible association between suicidal tendencies and leukotriene modifiers. In early January, the FDA said clinical trial data suggested that the products were not associated with an increased risk of mood changes or suicidal behavior. But in April, as the agency completed a review including not only clinical trial data but also post-marketing reports, it began to change its tune. The post-marketing reports included cases of neuropsychiatric events including agitation, aggression, anxiousness, dream abnormalities and hallucinations, depression, insomnia, irritability, restlessness, suicidal thinking and behavior including suicide, and tremors.
Singulair has been associated with psychiatric side effects for some time; Merck began labeling Singulair to reflect those possible side effects in March 2007. In response to today’s FDA request, Merck stated that precautionary language is already included in Singulair’s labeling, and that the language will simply be moved from a section labeled as “side effects” to a higher section labeled as “precautions.” Merck also says it will provide health care providers with informative leaflets and communicate these latest findings to prescribing professionals face-to-face. Speaking as a St. Louis defective drug lawyer, I believe Merck not only should be held to these claims, but also should be held accountable for keeping consumers informed. AstraZeneca and Cornerstone have also said they will add precautionary language to their drugs’ labeling; they too should be held to their claims.
According to Reuters, analysts from Morningstar and BMO Capital Markets say the distinction between side effect advisements and precaution labeling will have little effect on sales. As a Southern Illinois harmful drug attorney, I say this is all the more reason for consumers to remain vigilant. That same article says Singulair’s U.S. sales are estimated at $4.4 billion for 2009; if the FDA is reporting an association between suicidal thoughts and these drugs in documented cases, imagine how many undocumented cases exist in the U.S. today.
If you or a loved one have had suicidal thoughts or other psychiatric side effects while taking Singulair, Accolate, Zyflo, Zyflo CR, or any of their generic equivalents, you have rights, and the Lowe Law Offices can help you protect them. With offices in St. Louis, Missouri and Belleville, Illinois, our pharmaceutical liability lawyers represent people who have suffered serious illnesses or injuries because they took a dangerous medication. In a defective drug lawsuit, you can win back the cost of the drug and all of the treatment it necessitated, as well as compensation for serious injury, permanent disability or the loss of a loved one. If this sounds like your situation, we can help you learn what your options are at a free, confidential consultation. To set one up, please contact the Lowe Law Firm online or call us toll-free at 1-877-678-3400.

Women Injured in Collapse of Deck at St. Louis County Home

A couple days ago I saw a story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about a wooden deck that collapsed when about 20 women got on it to pose for a picture at a wedding shower. The women fell approximately 10 feet, and nine of them were hurt to varying degrees. The injured were taken to hospitals near Wildwood, where the incident happened — apparently one of them was even flown in by helicopter. The women’s injuries included broken bones, cuts and bruises, and serious internal injuries.
This story is interesting to me as a St. Louis personal injury lawyer, as a possible example of a legal theory called premises liability. Of course, we don’t know from the article, but perhaps they had not properly maintained their deck. Of course, 20 sounds like it may be a lot of people to have on a backyard deck, and it may simply have been overloaded. If it turns out that the homeowner had maintained the deck poorly, or negligently and knowingly allowed too many guests on it, she could be liable in a Missouri premises liability lawsuit.
If you have been injured on someone else’s property and you believe it was caused by that person or organization’s carelessness, you should consult a legal professional who specializes in accidents similar to yours and understands the law. In this case, that would be a Missouri personal injury attorney like me. That lawyer could then help the injured parties find out exactly what their rights are.
Based in St. Louis, The Lowe Law Firm handles personal injury lawsuits for people throughout Missouri and southern Illinois. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured because of someone else’s negligence, our St. Louis personal injury lawyers would like to help. We offer free, confidential consultations, so you can learn more about your rights and your claim with no risk or commitment. To set up an appointment, please contact us online or call toll-free at 1-877-678-3400.