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Rachel Simpson practices personal injury law and is committed to helping people. She believes strongly in the rights of all people to seek justice under the law when they experience needless injuries through the fault of others. - See more at: http://www.meshbesher.com/lawyers/rachel-simpson#sthash.SwnO7gEE.dpuf

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Umbrella Insurance Policies – Do You Have the Right Umbrella?

When you are involved in a serious auto accident involving costly medical bills, the limits on any applicable auto policy can quickly be exceeded. In other words, once the primary insurance coverage runs out, your personal umbrella policy kicks in. There are two ways an umbrella policy can protect you. First, if you cause an […]


Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Are Everywhere in Minnesota

In Minnesota, every operator of an automobile must carry liability, uninsured motorist, underinsured motorist coverage and no-fault coverage. However, officials with the Insurance Research Council estimate as many as one out of seven Minnesota drivers, or about 14 percent of the state’s vehicle owners, don’t have the legal minimum auto insurance required by law. A […]


New Study: Poor Patients are Less Likely to Make Medical Malpractice Claims

According to a recent study, poor people are less likely than people with more money to file a medical malpractice complaint. This finding contradicts the “unconscious bias” possessed by many doctors who wrongly think that low-income patients are more likely to sue. The researchers of the study say that this type of bias might make […]


Do As I Say, Not As I Sue: Exposing the Lawsuit-Happy Hypocrites of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform

Would you be surprised to learn there is a powerful lobby working to limit your access to the legal system?  It happens to be the same lobby working to convince the American people that all lawsuits filed against corporations are frivolous and take away jobs.  If you’ve heard propaganda like this, chances are it was […]


Hannah’s Law Goes into Effect August 1, 2011

Sponsored by Rep. Mary Liz Holberg (R-Lakeville) and Sen. Dan Hall (R-Burnsville), a new law requires all teachers and assistant teachers at a child care center to successfully complete CPR training, including CPR techniques for infants and children. At least one staff person with training must be present during field trips and when transporting children. […]


Preventable Medical Errors and Congressional Action

Preventable medical errors hurt hundreds of thousands of Americans every year.  Preventable medical errors have more than doubled in the last decade, according to a Hearst investigation.  It estimates that some 200,000 Americans will die this year as a result of medical errors and hospital mistakes.  These errors, which can be as simple as operating […]


HBO’s Hot Coffee Documentary Provokes Awareness

Almost everyone knows of the McDonald’s coffee case. The case is repeatedly cited as an example of how citizens have taken advantage of America’s legal system. The Hot Coffee movie reveals what actually happened to Stella Liebeck, the Albuquerque, New Mexico woman who spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonald’s, while exploring how and why […]