Missouri and Illinois are in the midst of a subtle but growing national health care crisis. A severe shortage of primary care physicians is contributing to an overall poor state of health for thousands of people.
The problem is rooted in a lack of access to doctors, the cost of practicing medicine and negative perceptions of primary care among students preparing to enter the medical profession.
Kansas City, MO – A jury in Kansas City will be asked to decide whether a maker of aircraft parts was to blame for the death of Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan. He was killed in a plane crash in 2000.
His widow, Jean Carnahan, is one of the plaintiffs in the wrongful-death lawsuit, which contends the crash resulted from failure of vacuum pumps designed and made by a Cleveland-based Parker-Hannifin Corporation.
Concord, NH – A judge in New Hampshire has ruled that a brewery there cannot name one of its ales "Billy Budd" because drinkers might confuse it with Budweiser or Bud Light.
St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch sued Caught-On-Bleu, Inc. last year. While the judge ruled in favor of Anheuser-Busch, the ruling also says the nation's largest beer maker failed to show that Caught-On-Blue intentionally and maliciously tried to capitalize on the "Bud" name. As a result, no attorney's fees were awarded.