by Susan Schmidt Few doubt the importance of getting enough rest, as sleep is known to be a vital factor in your body’s growth and healing. A chronic lack of sleep throughout one’s life has also been shown to increase the risk of heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes and stroke. While adults can get by with seven to eight hours…

Medical Malpractice

by Charles M. Murray In the middle of the night, a medical concern may arise for a loved one, and someone decides to call for help. When an emergency strikes, we call 911. We may not give much consideration to which hospital we need; we just know a loved one needs to be seen by a medical professional. Please keep…

by Hillary Rinehardt After three decades of rising obesity among kids, there is a ray of hope. According to a recent study by Kaiser Permanente published in the Journal of Pediatrics, obesity and overweight rates among kids are beginning to fall. The progress in dealing with this issue has been the result of awareness of the problem and making smart…

By Bryan Silver Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, commonly referred to as MRSA, is an infection caused by a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to many of the antibiotics used to treat ordinary staph outbreaks. The danger here is obvious, as the resulting infection is often difficult to control and can quickly become life-threatening. As with most skin infections, MRSA…

Flood Insurance

By Bryan Silver The past year has certainly put our flood insurance program to the test, with storms like Hurricane Matthew and historic flooding in Louisiana. Yet, when you consider what might be waiting in the wings as we progress into a potentially storm-filled future, the current numbers seem like just a drop in the bucket. While no one denies…

Winter Slip & Fall

While slip & falls can happen any time of year, the winter season seems to create the most problems. Snow and ice should always be approached with caution, not only on our roadways, but on our walkways too. We can’t always choose to stay inside. Sometimes we need to get from point A to point B by foot. This means…

The Law Firm of McCoy and Hiestand is pleased to announce the launching of the McCoy & Hiestand PLC Personal Injury Help App, available for download from Google Play or the Apple App Store. The app features helpful tools that can be used by clients throughout the entire process of their personal injury case, including: An expenses log and lost…

There are two types of claims that can be filed by the family of the deceased involved in a wrongful death: Survival Actions claims and Wrongful Death claims. And while both claims are governed by state law, they are different in that they authorize separate types of damages to be awarded to the estate. Wrongful Death: Damages can be awarded…

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