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Why are there so many fatal accidents lately?

Like mass shootings, fatal car and motorcycle accidents are on the increase. I have watched for over 40 years and can attest to dramatic increase in how many people are dying on the roads in Iowa. No one can be in any one industry this long and not have some opinions about what is going on. I don’t think there is much difference between those numbers around central Iowa and those in rural Iowa. I do read most of the [...]

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Why does the work comp adjuster ignore me?

The simple answer is, because they can. Start off reading the ConAgra Foods case. I read it. Sort of made me feel ill because it is a reminder of how the Republicans have changed the culture of work injuries, work injury claims and how the company doctors have and are betraying their patients. Sickens me. For practical purposes, the date you should know is July 1, 2017. Seems so long ago, unless you try to help injured workers. [IW = injured [...]

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Attorney Lombardi You have always been a good worker, but through no fault of your own, were injured at work. You received a letter from the Iowa Industrial Commissioner and perhaps the workers comp insurance company’s case manager. Then you began receiving workers’ compensation benefits, the doctor released you to return to work after surgery and then the case just ended. And you thought, now what? Two options here. One, you went back to work, or two, you didn’t go back [...]

West Des Moines, IA - I-8- & I-35 Semi-Truck Accidents

How To Pay It Forward with Central Iowa’s Personal Injury Lawyers

Central Iowa Personal Injury Lawyer As the shut-down wanes and offices started to reopen, the number of potential cases has certainly picked up. We are getting quite a few calls about potential personal injury cases. They include infants being dropped and injured, bar waitresses being assaulted and battered for something as simple as saying no to a drunk, truck accidents involving failures to stop at stop signs, cars drivers driving too fast, losing control, rolling over and killing passengers, school shop [...]

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Iowa Personal Injury Analysis for April 29th, 2022

Finally, today there is something interesting to write about. Anonymous-donor conceived children where years later using affordable services like or 23andMe, people put two and two together and figure out, unbeknownst to their parents, the doctor was the sperm donor. Oh man how angry would that make you. On the creepy scale this is way up there. If you are interested in this story search the Denver Post, April 29, 2022, “Families win $9M award in fraud case”, subheading, [...]

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Injured Iowa Workers Have Only One Choice – Unionize

Iowa Injured Workers’ Are a Boat Without a Paddle Iowa Medical Debt is a Dead-End Street Some call it the medical billing system the Medical Mafia, but most working people know it as the never-ending debt cycle. Here is how it works. Hospitals and clinics see you then bill your insurance. You get a bill, which you cannot understand and the only way to know what they want you to pay, is to call the number on the bill. If you call [...]

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West Des Moines Personal Injury Accidents for April 13, 2022

Today let us cover a few fatal accidents in Iowa, mostly central Iowa. I will not cover deaths by gun violence that is intentional. Those are not “accidents” per se. And for insurance purposes if you point a gun at someone and pull the trigger most insurance policies will not provide coverage. Boone County, Iowa Boone County Construction Fatality – A 57-year-old man appears to have been walking around and behind an excavator and was struck by the excavator. The excavator [...]

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Why RaDonda Vaught Should Matter to Iowa’s Nurses

Iowa Nurses under fire from the public, the patients and the IBON. In 2019 there an estimated 2.4 million registered nurses in the United States, 920,000 nursing assistants and 585,000 licensed practical nurses. Iowa has 50,629 active licensed registered nurses. Quite a workforce. The Lombardi Law Firm represents Iowa’s nurses before the Iowa Board of Nursing. If a complaint gets filed the IBON can open up an investigation and which may then lead to the filing of a complaint against [...]

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Des Moines Central Iowa Personal Injury News Hit-n-Run

Des Moines Pedestrian Accident There is much going on in central Iowa and Iowa in general having to do with personal injury and wrongful death cases. We have a lawsuit against a bar over a patron getting shot to death by another patron. Then there is a hit-n-run accident where the pedestrian was and maybe still is hospitalized and in serious condition. In a hit-n-run accident it is important to get our quick to investigate before evidence is destroyed or disappears. Hiring [...]

Humboldt Rollover Kills Two Teens.

Two Teenagers Killed In Humboldt Rollover

March 26, 2022 – According to the police and the news Gavin Maines, 17 was killed as was his passenger, Madison Fraker, 18 of Algona when the pickup truck heading westbound on 230th Street and Nevada Avenue in Dakota City rolled. The truck was heading west, had to turn right, didn’t, ended up rolling after entering the west ditch. Both passengers were ejected from the vehicle. No indication about seatbelts, speed or if the driver had been drinking. Tragedy. Too [...]