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We help you get the proper treatment, help you understand how it will be paid for, and then we focus on what the value of the claim is.

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Inserra | Kelley | Sewell, Injury Attorneys have been in Omaha over 60 years. Our team has the experience you need to get the results you deserve.

Representing Injured Plaintiffs for Over 65 Years

INSERRA KELLEY SEWELL is a litigation and trial practice law firm dedicated to representing injured plaintiffs and enforcing the laws that hold wrongdoers and their insurance companies responsible for the harm inflicted upon our clients and their families.

“Focused On Healing, Then Results,” is a commitment we make to all of our clients. We help and guide our clients step-by- step through the initial injury, the pain and uncertainty of the healing process, and complications caused by medical bills, lost wages, and the insurance claims procedure. After all injuries have been properly documented and treated, we shift our focus to obtaining the maximum nancial result from the wrongdoer’s insurance company.

INSERRA KELLEY SEWELL has the experience and skill set to promptly and professionally resolve all types of serious and catastrophic injury claims. When you hire INSERRA KELLEY SEWELL you can be assured you will receive the following:

  • Full Investigation of Liability and Damages
  • Diligent Legal Analysis
  • Experienced Trial Attorneys to Answer Questions and Handle Your Case
  • Experienced Support Team to Gather Evidence
  • Prompt Communication With Every Client

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Motorcycle Accidents

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, let the experienced professionals of Inserra | Kelley | Sewell, Injury Attorneys stand with you to protect your right to fair treatment and fair compensation.

Personal Injury

If you injured because of someone else’s recklessness or negligence, we know the stress that it can cause you and your loved ones. Contact Us.

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Bicycle Accidents

When sharing the streets with vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists are particularly vulnerable. You need an experienced team on your side to protect your rights.

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Wrongful Death

Wrongful death is caused by the fault of another, including those deaths caused by drunk driving, dangerous or defective products, construction of an unsound building, or failing to diagnose a fatal disease. Let us help bring solace, dignity and justice in your time of greatest need.

Catastrophic Injury

Catastrophic injuries are called catastrophic for a simple reason — they are life altering. Few victims or their families are prepared to face the prospect of a dramatically different tomorrow. We can help.

Drug Injury

Prescription drug adverse reactions and side effects cause the death of 200,000 Americans every year. Adverse reactions and side effects from over-the-counter medications,  cause serious injury or death to countless others. If you have questions, call us.

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Sarah Forbes
Sarah Forbes
14:00 14 May 21
They helped my husband and I thru my car accident. Craig was an advocate for us and very caring. Felt like he put our... interests but his. Thank you so much.read more
Thomas Hemmer
Thomas Hemmer
14:18 26 Feb 21
I was involved in a vehicle accident and Craig Kelly helped get me though the process of dealing with insurance. Making... sure all my doctor bills got paid and seeing to it that I received compensation for the injury I received from the accident. Very pleased with the whole process and would recommend him to anyone going though the difficult time following an accident.read more
Mike Boner
Mike Boner
00:44 25 Feb 21
Did everything they could for my case and did it professionally and kept me updated all the time!
Patricia Carley
Patricia Carley
22:30 19 Feb 21
Craig was always professional, easy to contact and made everything very clear to us. We appreciated the time he spent... working for us to get the problem resolved We would recommend him to anyone who needed an attorney. Thanks so much, Craig!read more
Irish Cream
Irish Cream
03:19 06 Feb 21
The team at Inserra Kelley and Sewell are a no nonsense group of professionals that handled my case with tact and care.... Every step of the way I was notified promptly and advised on a course of action. They handled the negotiation side of things and handled all the back end work for me. In my particular case, I feel that I got what I was owed and wouldn't hesitate to work with them again if the need ever arose. Craig is super friendly and down to earth and even helped me seek employment at one point.Overall, a great group of folks to deal with and they really make you feel like family. Thanks guys for the help when I needed it most.read more
Adrian Westcott
Adrian Westcott
21:02 20 Oct 20
Working with Craig Kelley was great he made it very simple and easy, he knew everything that needed to be done and... helped me through every step, he was very kind and easy to work with and talk to, and explained anything i didn't understand. The entire staff was very professional and kind as well. I hope to not ever have to have an attorney again BUT if I do I will not hesitate to have Craig as my first and only call. Thank you Craig Kelley from the bottom of mine and my family's heart you were amazing and very helpful.read more
Jerod Weston
Jerod Weston
20:49 06 Aug 20
I would highly recommend IKS to anyone! Everyone on the team is caring and professional and always willing to help out... and answer any and all questions! I never left feeling anything less than confident in the team. All emails and calls were answered in a timely manner! Great experience!read more
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Recent Articles

Do Men and Women Have Different Outcomes in Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries?

 

A recent IMPACT study to evaluate Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) outcomes has disclosed that while age, race and education are all associated with outcomes, gender does not.  The IMPACT study analyzed Glasgow Outcome Scores at six months post moderate-to-severe TBI injuries.  Although past studies reported female outcomes with higher initial Glasgow Coma Scores and longer durations of post-traumatic amnesia, they also demonstrated equal Glasgow Outcome Scales post-rehabilitation.  At one year post-injury, women showed better memory and language skills, while men demonstrated better visual analytic skills. 

Gender differences with respect to injury, illness and outcome are not necessarily unique to TBI.    Several studies have shown decreased incidence of ischemic stroke in females, both in human work and experimental models.  In patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage, favorable outcomes were shown to be significantly better for females versus males at the 3 month follow up period and mortality was found to be significantly lower in one randomized clinical trial.

A 2010 study of Cornell University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine revealed that woman scored significantly higher than men on a test of visual memory after mile to severe traumatic brain damages.  Still, overall cognitive outcomes after Traumatic Brain Injuries does not differ according to gender, with the possible exception of memory functioning.

Serious Complications of Transvaginal Mesh in Over 11,000 Cases

Every surgery has risks, but complications with transvaginal placement of surgical mesh to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) complications have caused serious injuries to thousands of patients.  According to the FDA, over 1,000 cases have emerged in the last three years, however there are over 11,000 cases pending against numerous companies.  Complications can include erosion through vaginal epithelium, infection, pain, urinary problems, and recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence.  Complications during insertion could also include bowel, bladder and blood vessel perforation during insertion.

Treatment of complications can include IV therapy, blood transfusions, drainage of hematomas or abscesses and even surgical revision surgeries to remove the mesh.

Several companies are facing thousands of lawsuits over the transvaginal mesh devices in state and federal courts, as well as in Canada.  One company, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has agreed to pay $54.5 million to settle some of the North American lawsuits and announced the settlement in a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  In 2010, approximately 300,000 women underwent surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, with roughly one in three using mesh.  Approximately 260,000 women underwent surgery for stress urinary incontinence, 80 percent of which involved transvaginal mesh in 2010.  More lawsuits are expected to be filed in the coming years.

In 2012, jurors in Bakersfield California awarded $3.6 million in the first case over vaginal mesh devices.  They found the plaintiff and her husband were entitled to a total of $5.5 million due to medical expenses, pain, suffering and other damages resulting from her injuries.

In February, a jury awarded a South Dakota woman $3.35 million in compensation for her vaginal mesh lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and an additional $7.76 million in punitive damages.  Her lawsuit was based on failure to warn and product misrepresentation and was the first verdict of the vaginal mesh lawsuits, alleging the product was defective in “design, manufacture, warnings and instructions”.   Her injuries led to 18 operations to repair the damage caused by the use of vaginal mesh.  Many other trials are scheduled against various manufactures over the next year that will set the parameters for future vaginal mesh settlements.

Patients who have experienced transvaginal mesh side effects may be entitled to compensation and should have their case evaluated by a legal representative knowledgeable about vaginal mesh cases as soon as possible since these cases have time limits which could bar claims not made in a timely fashion.

Is Flashing Your Headlights Protected by the First Amendment?

Have you ever warned another motorist approaching a speed trap by flashing your lights?  A driver in Ellisville, MO did and was ticketed for improper flashing of signals.  He chose to fight the ticket and refused to plead guilty, causing the Judge to ask him if he had heard of obstruction of justice.  Although the case was eventually dropped, the driver brought a civil rights lawsuit alleging that the act of flashing headlights constituted a form of protected speech.

In the face of ongoing public outrage over decreased privacy, this case alleged that the communication of flashing your lights was protected by the First Amendment.  The driver is being represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri, who claims this type of communication is no different than communicating the same message by radio or at a local gas station.

Other states have previously addressed this issue.  Tennessee and Utah have sided with drivers and in Florida, a state law was passed to ban prosecutions for flashing headlights.  Do you agree this rises to the level of free speech, or is it obstruction of justice to warn other drivers of impending speed traps ahead?

 

Are You Aware of the Risks of Your Generic Medications?

Thanks to a Petition submitted by Public Citizen to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a change may be coming in generic drug labeling.  At the present time, FDA regulations prohibit generic manufacturer’s from updating a product’s safety label too efficiently, creating a safety gap, as potential health risks may not be available to the public on a timely basis.

The new proposed rule would allow the safety information to be disclosed to the public while the FDA reviews the information.  With the current rule, generic or prescription name brand drugs can be on the market for several years before serious safety hazards are discovered, leading to doubts about whether the amount of time a drug has been on the market has anything to do with the safety of the drug.  Unfortunately, generic drugs, with lower prices, usually cause manufacturers to stop producing the name-brand drug, making the manufacturer less informed about the latest hazards of each drug.

In 2009, the Supreme Court issued a ruling which allowed people who are hurt by a brand-name drug to sue the manufacturer for damages.  However, in June of 2013, the Supreme Court issued an opinion stating an injured person does not have the right to sue for damages caused by the design of a generic drug.  Coupled with the 2011 Supreme Court decision that shielded generic manufacturers from lawsuits regarding improper labeling, an injured person has almost no recourse if the damages were caused by a generic drug.  The one exception to the rule would be for a company that has a flaw in its manufacturing process.  There is a small group of Senators who have proposed changing the FDA regulations so consumers are able to sue for damages caused by generic drugs.  Unfortunately, due to the recent Supreme Court rulings, there is currently very little accountability for generic drug companies.

CALIFORNIA JUDGE REJECTS JOHNSON & JOHNSON’S DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS REQUEST FOR A NEW TRIAL

A California Judge rejected DePuy’s request for a new trial, after a jury decision handed down in March left the medical device maker with an $8.3 Million award in a Los Angeles court.  The case was the result of the first Complaint to go on trial over the hip implants, which were alleged to be defective and improperly designed, manufactured and marketed.  The Judge denied the request as the Plaintiff had provided enough evidence to establish the products were defective in design according to Law360.com.  The lead physician designer of the product told jurors in the trial that he wouldn’t implant the device today.

In the second trial in Illinois, Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy was found not liable for any damages. DePuy defended the lawsuit by alleging the Plaintiff’s damages were not caused by the alleged failure of the medical device or design flaws, but rather from the Plaintiff’s own health issues.  Although the two verdicts were dramatically different, there remains good settlement value for remaining cases, some of which are estimated to bring settlements as high as $500,000.00.  DePuy Orthopaedics issued a voluntary recall for the ASR XL Acetabular Hip System in August of 2010.

This initial case leads over 900 complaints about the hip implants stemming from nearly 11,000 similar cases, which have been filed in a Multi-District Litigation case in the District Court for Northern Texas.

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