Daily Archives: June 14, 2014

Jury selection is really Jury de-selection

In the most recent medical malpractice case tried in Missouri, Keith Short had sixteen juror members state that they could not be fair and impartial to his client. Those jurors were stricken for cause. Jury selection can really be considered … Continue reading

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Zealously argued case in the 4th District Appellate Court

Mr. Short argued a case in the Fourth District Appellate Court on behalf of his client, a former director of physical rehabilitation for a nursing home. As director of physical therapy, she was required to work part time as a … Continue reading

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The Missouri Supreme Court overturns caps on medical malpractice claims!

In a recent decision involving the constitutionality of caps on medical malpractice claims, the Missouri Supreme Court struck down the $350,000 limit on non-economic damages. The Court held that limits on damages violated citizens’ rights to trial by jury by … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS! WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY AWARDED IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM

Law Office of Keith Short wins for worker. In what might be the first time in the history of Illinois Workers’ Compensation, an employee has been awarded the cost of bariatric weight loss surgery as a basis for evaluating and … Continue reading

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Watch out!! The Insurance Company might be taping you

Very often I’ll have a client call me and say that he (or she) thinks he’s being watched…that there’s a car down the street with someone sitting in it all day long…doing nothing but watching their house. That might sound … Continue reading

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MEDICAL RECORDS: YOU MAKE HISTORY

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve heard in 20 years of the practice of personal injury and workers’ compensation law was this: “Your clients should never tell their doctor right away that they’re feeling better…even if they are.” … Continue reading

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Acronyms and Abbreviations for Workers’ Compensation Claim

Knowing your acronyms and abbreviations is a key to understanding what’s going on in your workers’ compensation act claim. In workers’ compensation claims you will often hear lawyers, judges and adjusters use acronyms: WC, TTD, AWW, IME, PPD, MSA, MMI, … Continue reading

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What is a doctor’s deposition and why is it so darn important?

In most workers’ compensation claims and personal injury cases it is necessary to prove that your injury, lost time from work and medical bills were caused by your job. To prove our case we frequently have to get the treating … Continue reading

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Things to consider when choosing a doctor

1. Does the doctor have a reputation for getting good results? 2. Does the doctor accept workers’ compensation patients? 3. How cooperative is the doctor and staff at providing the records and bills necessary to the workers’ compensation claim? 4. How … Continue reading

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