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Chip Gentry Awarded Martindale Hubbell’s coveted AV Preeminent Rating!

We are proud of our team member Chip Gentry who was recently awarded an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell after an exhaustive independent review from clients and other attorneys from across the country.  Chip’s AV Preeminent Rating is a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer …

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Missouri Court of Appeals Expands Hospital Liability for Actions of Physicians

The Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Missouri issued an opinion yesterday that may change the entire landscape of when a hospital is liable for the actions of physicians on staff.  In the case of Jefferson v. Missouri Baptist Medical Center, the court overturned the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Missouri Baptist, …

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Eating Disorders, Health Insurance Abuses, and the Destruction of Marriages, Families and Lives

According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness: Up to 24 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the United States Only one in ten with eating disorders receive treatment Only 35% of those treated …

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Obesity and Social Security Benefits

In my experience, a Social Security disability claimant’s attorney must be proactive in presenting a case based upon obesity. The attorney must emphasize that this impairment combines with others to create an over-all impairment greater than the sum of the claimant’s impairments. Obesity is common, serious, and costly. More than one-third of U.S. adults are …

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Professional Licensing and the Need for Help

Being a licensed professional does not cloak a person in perfection.  If you are a licensed professional, you are only human.  You may make a mistake.  You may develop problems with alcohol or drug dependency.  You may be accused of negligence or professional incompetence.  And while you may not consider it at the time, such …

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Finding Heaven on Earth – Formation Flying and Happiness

The residents and pilots of Spruce Creek, Florida have a saying.“For those of us fortunate to go to Heaven when we die, it is simply a lateral move.” How right they must be.The fly-in community of Spruce Creek, 7FL6, is second to no other. Genuinely welcoming and inclusive residents, a 4000 foot lighted runway, GPS …

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Branding v. Marketing: Is there a difference?

The American Marketing Association defines a brand as a “name, term, sign, symbol or design, or a combination of them intended to identify the goods and services of one seller or group of sellers to differentiate them from those of other sellers.  In other words, branding is not about getting your potential clients to choose …

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