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June 2014 Archives

How is fault determined in a West Virginia Car Accident?

If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be wondering what recourse you have. In each case, there are certain facts that must be proven, both on how the accident happened and on what injuries you may or may not have. One of the first facts that must be established in a car accident case is who caused the wreck.

Supreme Court Rules Nursing Home Responsible for Wrongful Death

On June 18, 2014, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued its opinion in the case of Manor Care, Inc. v. Douglas. The facts of this case surrounded a woman named Dorthy Douglas, an elderly Alzheimer's patient who as admitted to a nursing home in September 2009. After a few weeks of being in the nursing home, it was alleged that Ms. Douglas showed signs of being bed ridden, dehydrated, had fallen multiple times, and had become largely unresponsive. Ms Douglas died shortly afterward.

New Warning Issued by FDA on Testosterone Products

The United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a new warning about the potential life-threatening side effects of prescription testosterone treatments. The FDA has informed the manufactures of prescription testosterone treatments for men that a warning needs to be added to the drug label warning patients about a heightened risk of blood clots in the veins after using a prescription testosterone product. Such clots can potentially lead to pulmonary embolisms or deep vein thrombosis.

What is my car accident case worth?

If you have recently been in a car accident where you sustained injuries, you are likely wondering what your claim is worth. Chances are you have already had an insurance adjuster offer you an amount to settle your claim, but you don't know what a "fair" offer really is.  (For more information on what to do after a car wreck, click here.)

Summer boating can be fun and safe!

In the summer months, people enjoy traveling to the nearest body of water to boat for recreation. Did you know that in 2013, there were 4,062 boating accidents reported to the National Guard? Of those accidents, 2,620 involved injuries and 560 involved fatalities. The top 3 contributing factors of these accidents were operator inattention, operator inexperience, and keeping improper lookout. While you hit the lake or the river this summer, be sure to keep the following tips in mind to ensure a safe and fun time!

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