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HIPAA violation results in damages awarded to client of McShane & Brady.

MCSHANE AND BRADY LEADING THE FIGHT FOR AGAINST BREACH OF PATIENT MEDICAL RECORDS

Click here to refer a full article: https://fox4kc.com/2018/07/12/lawsuits-filed-against-childrens-mercy-hospital-for-disclosing-medical-records-of-nearly-70000-patients/

McSHANE & BRADY REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH MAJOR HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDER OVER BREACH OF PATIENT RECORDS

November 7, 2018

McShane & Brady recently secured a settlement of over $17,000,000 from Aetna Health and Life due to a breach of personal information concerning private health and medical conditions including the Plaintiffs’ HIV status.

The plaintiffs were customers of Aetna Health and Life Insurance who received HIV medication coverage through Aetna. A letter from Aetna was sent to each customer denoting each patients’ HIV status plainly visible on the outside of the letter. The information contained in the letter was clearly visible through the "open window" of the envelope. Thus, anyone who came in contact with this letter would know private information about the plaintiff.

"Many of our clients were forcibly outed by the disclosure. Everyone is entitled to privacy when it comes to their health information. Those privacy requirements extend to health insurance providers. No one should have to worry about their privacy being invaded." said Maureen Brady, partner of McShane & Brady, LLC.

This class action suit was filed on behalf of all the patients whose medical privacy was violated when their information was visible through the "open window" on the envelope.

To learn more about McShane & Brady, visit www.mcshanebradylaw.com.

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MAUREEN BRADY HELPS CLIENT RECEIVE COMPENSATION FROM INCIDENT AT LAWRENCE BAR

Maureen Brady recently settled a lawsuit on behalf of a client who was burned with cigarette and hit over the head with a bottle. This left our client with a crushed skull and a severe concussion. Maureen fought for and was able to get compensation for our client.

See attached article: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/public-safety/2018/oct/30/man-settles-lawsuit-against-the-hawk-and-an-employee-who-he-says-hit-him-in-bar-fight/

McShane & Brady is a personal injury firm dedicated to helping the victims of personal injury matters, including motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, HIPAA violations, and other serious personal injury claims.

CREATIVE REPRESENTATION INSPIRES $250,000 CRASH SETTLEMENT

Creative representation inspires $250,000 crash settlement

Becky Ryan and her passengers sat in an intersection in Kansas City, Kansas waiting for the traffic light to turn green. Across from them in the same intersection was a school bus loaded with children planning to make a left hand turn. Another driver going at an excessive speed flies over the hill behind the bus, crashing into it and ramming the bus into Becky's car. Automobile accidents like this impact lives in Kansas City on a daily basis, and on this tragic day some lives changed forever.

Becky's son, her other passenger and 19 kids onboard the bus sustained injuries. Unfortunately, Becky received the brunt of the impact and the most significant injuries. As a result, she was no longer able to run her thriving business and sought legal advice and compensation assistance from Kansas City car accident lawyers McShane & Brady.

The speeding driver was most definitely at fault. Underinsured in the state of Kansas, his insurer was only liable for $50,000, nowhere near enough to compensate for Becky's devastation.

"We took a look at the whole picture of this incident, creatively structuring a legal claim from other insurance companies involved," said attorney Maureen Brady. "Every option available was utilized for a speedy recovery, gaining the maximum allowable compensation to help Becky pay medical expenses and help her and her family get back to some resemblance of life."

Total Settlement: $250,000

If you are involved in a car accident anywhere in the Kansas City metro area, you have legal rights no matter how insignificant the event may seem at the time. McShane & Brady helps clients recover substantial damages from negligent drivers. Don't try to go it alone; give us a call immediately. There is no fee for an initial consultation to determine if you might have a claim.

CONTRACTOR AT FAULT IN RAILING FALL

Contractor at fault in railing fall

Has faulty workmanship caused injury to you or a loved one? Recently McShane & Brady helped an older gentleman recover insurance funds without litigation. After he hired a company to install a railing on steps outside his home, a piece of the railing broke sending him tumbling backwards. The fall left him with a torn rotator cup.

Compensation Total: High-five figures

As personal injury attorneys, McShane & Brady fights for you to receive a swift, fair settlement for pain, suffering, and loss incurred by the negligence of another person or business. When you set up an appointment to meet with us, we give you personalized attention and the best options available for your individual situation. We never charge a fee for your initial consultation.

PROPERTY OWNERS OWE LARGE SUM IN TBI CASE

Property owners owe large sum in TBI case

When no other firm would take the case of a veteran with a severe head injury, premises liability lawyers McShane & Brady fought passionately and courageously on his behalf.

Settlement Total: Mid-six figures

Right before the statue of limitations ran out, a former Nebraska truck driver came to us with traumatic brain injury (TBI). His injuries made it difficult to verbalize his story which is why no other firms were willing or had the patience to deal with his case.

McShane & Brady deciphered information which blatantly showed neglect on the part of property owners to insure our client's safety resulting in his head injury. His TBI occurred when he made a stop to rest at a facility undergoing minor construction/maintenance repairs. When wind blew an unsecured scaffolding ladder off the facility's roof, the falling apparatus hit our client hard on the head. As with most TBI victims, our client could no longer perform his job.

None of the parties involved had Workers Compensation insurance, so our veteran went without treatment for months following his injury. McShane & Brady immediately sought therapy through the Veterans Administration.

Working closely with the defense attorneys of multiple property owners of the facility, McShane & Brady proved liability. The case settled in just under a year, considered quick in TBI recovery.

Premises liability is a difficult legal practice area because it is often tough to show who is actually at fault. It is imperative you find experienced attorneys such as McShane & Brady who have successfully garnered sizeable settlements in this area of practice.

GROCER SLIPS ON SAFETY LEADING TO SUBSTANTIAL PREMISES LIABILITY SETTLEMENT

Showing liability in slip and fall cases is a slippery slope, one McShane & Brady navigates well.

Doing a good deed for her husband, our client offered to stop at the grocery store to pick up a gallon of milk for him. Walking toward the dairy section, she didn't see a large puddle of water, inevitably slipping and falling. In the fall she sustained injuries to her back and knee, and recovery was long and agonizing.

Compensation Amount: Substantial settlement

In this case our client was lucky because many of the store's employees stepped up stating, "We knew we should have mopped that up." Finding fault in premises liability and personal injury cases isn't always as straightforward as this one. In this instance the property owner neglected to take reasonable steps to ensure customer safety.

If you slip and fall because of hazardous conditions on someone else's property, you have rights to compensation for your injuries. McShane & Brady is happy to discuss your situation and determine whether you might have a viable claim for compensation.

BUS VIDEO PROVES DRIVER NEGLIGENCE IN SLIP AND FALL

Bus video proves driver negligence in slip and fall

When you think of slip and fall accidents, you often think of situations involving water. In this somewhat unusual case, bus driver error was at fault for our client's fall and post complications.

For no apparent reason, the driver of a bus our client was riding reacted erratically to traffic. Consequently, our client flew out of her seat and onto the floor. Her previous heart condition was exasperated by the unnecessary fall, and McShane & Brady wanted to help her get back on her feet.

Compensation Sum: Significant settlement

Because the video obtained from the bus company showed the driver reacted negligently when traffic did not warrant her sudden behavior, she and her employer were at fault.

Personal injury and liability cases come in many forms. Every case is unique and McShane & Brady has proven success in winning settlements for clients in a variety of slip and fall cases.

PRODUCE DEPARTMENT PRODUCES MORE THAN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Produce department produces more than fruits and vegetables

Claim Settlement: Mid-five figures

Through discovery, McShane & Brady found evidence that a local grocery store knew about a leaky roof above its produce section but did nothing to repair it. We could document negligence through pictures and email correspondence. It was a classic case of premises liability resulting in personal injury.

Unfortunately our client fell, literally, upon the problem when she slipped on slick floors during a trip to the grocer for salad fixings. Her slip and fall was extremely serious. She lost consciousness and suffered back, shoulder, and arm injuries.

If you fall and injure yourself on someone else's property because of a hazardous condition, it is important to know your rights. Speak with McShane & Brady at no charge today.

MEDIATION REWARDS VICTIM IN NIGHTTIME PARKING LOT FALL

Mediation rewards victim in nighttime parking lot fall

Total Compensation: Mid-five figures

If you experienced injuries due to a fall at night where lighting was insufficient, you may have a claim against the property's owner. Take a look at this McShane & Brady case of a 74 year old, robust woman.

She entered the community center as she often did near her home in Jackson County, Missouri when it was still light outside. It wasn't unusual for her to leave until after dark and never had any problems in the past.

The night of her fall was an exception. This particular night there were none of the usual parking lights illuminated. She couldn't see, but nearly made it to her car before she fell and shattered her knee.

Through a rapid process of mediation, McShane & Brady worked with the community center owners to determine the cause of the dark parking lot. We found out the manager in charge of turning on parking lot lights was ill that night, and no other employee was trained in the procedure. The owner's admitted liability and agreed to pay a settlement for our client's suffering and loss.

KANSAS NURSING HOME NEGLECT MERITS RARE RECOVERY AMOUNT

Kansas nursing home neglect merits rare recovery amount

Are you concerned a loved one is being neglected by medical personnel? Medical malpractice and nursing home negligence are on the rise, and it's an unfortunate epidemic that often goes unchecked. Litigation is difficult, time-intensive, and emotional, and this particular settlement in Kansas is a near-unprecedented win for McShane & Brady clients.

Significant Settlement: Mid-six figures

McShane & Brady sought justice and accountability on behalf of an elderly woman and her family when caregivers neglected appropriate care, ultimately causing the dementia patient's death in a Kansas nursing home. Documentation showed our clients' mother was shut in her bathroom on numerous occasions and was known to cry out in pain frequently.

Even more disturbing were the subcutaneous (ulcer-like) wounds on her bottom and the heels of both feet. Testimony showed that our client was pushed in her wheelchair without the use of leg lifts, which eventually caused the terrible sores on her heels. These wounds warranted amputation of both feet, but before she could receive surgery, she passed due to the pain inflicted from the heel wounds.

Don't wait to consult us if you suspect any kind of medical misconduct in regards to yourself or someone else you care about. McShane & Brady attorneys are experienced in handling medical malpractice and nursing home negligence cases in Kansas, Missouri, and across the U.S. There are no out-of-pocket costs for clients.

SIZABLE SUMS OBTAINED IN VERBAL HIPAA SUITS

Sizable sums obtained in verbal HIPAA suits

Did you overhear a nurse discussing a very intimate detail of your medical history with the receptionist at your doctor's office? If so, you have the right to sue for damages when your doctor does not respect physician/patient confidentiality. McShane & Brady sees many people come through our door with examples of HIPAA Oral Disclosure lawsuits. In simple terms, their doctors verbally shared their medical information with someone else not present in the examination room.

The Health Information Portability and Affordability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 not only protects the written or electronic release of private health information, but also the verbal disclosure of these important and personal records.

McShane & Brady recently recovered sizable settlements in two HIPAA cases where health care providers verbally shared embarrassing and reputation damaging health information with nursing staff without patients' prior consent.

At McShane & Brady we take gossip concerning protected health information very seriously. If you believe your private health information was disclosed without your permission, either verbally or in writing, you have options for recovery. Consult us with any privacy questions or concerns regarding your HIPAA rights; it could be well worth your time.