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Month: November 2017

5 Most Common Family Law Issues During the Holiday Season

Posted in Divorce,Uncategorized on November 29, 2017

The most common family law issues that come up over the holidays include proposing, eloping, divorce, child custody, and grandparent visitations. In this blog, we are going to touch base on some of these topics, but if you would like more information, contact one of our attorneys today. About one third of all proposals occur… read more

Holiday Drunk Driving

Posted in Car collision,Uncategorized on November 27, 2017

During this holiday season everyone looks forward to family gatherings, socializing with friends, and office parties. This is a time where some people get a chance to cut loose and celebrate more than normal. They have a few more drinks and hop on the road to make it home. Since very few people work on… read more

Be Safe: Black Friday Shopping

Posted in Safety Tips,Uncategorized on November 24, 2017

The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the largest shopping days of the year. Stores are competing with each other on sales, door busters, and incentives. Shoppers are often starting their black Friday shopping right after Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. For some families and friends, it has become tradition to shop all day the… read more

New Hire: Joey Garcia

Posted in blog,Uncategorized on November 22, 2017

The Manchin Injury Law Group announced that attorney Joseph (“Joey”) D. Garcia joined the firm on November 1, 2017. A native of Fairmont, WV, Garcia will represent clients in all of the firm’s practice areas, including personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and consumer protection. Joey Garcia has served in the Office of the… read more

Utah Nurse Receives $500,000

Posted in News,Uncategorized on November 22, 2017

We all remember back in July of this year where a nurse was arrested for refusing to take blood from an unconscious man. The nurse was released less than an hour later and never charged. On November 1st, the nurse and her attorney reached a settlement with the city and university that owns the hospital… read more

Home Safety: Thanksgiving Day

Posted in Safety Tips,Uncategorized on November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving is all about having family time, eating, and sharing stories, but it can come with some surprising dangers. Home safety can be a concern when hosting family and friends for a Thanksgiving feast. If hosting Thanksgiving, you may have a lot of pressure to impress with the menu you choose. 69% of fires on… read more

Travel Safety: Thanksgiving Day

Posted in Car collision,Uncategorized on November 20, 2017

Thanksgiving is all about having family time, eating turkey, watching football, and sharing stories; but it can come with some surprising dangers. Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year, putting more people on the road and increasing the likelihood of car crashes. According to the American Automobile Association, over 40 million Americans will… read more

Delayed Diagnosis: Lung Cancer

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Uncategorized on November 17, 2017

Major advancements have improved treatment of various types of cancer and the life spans of those diagnosed. Cancer was once considered a death sentence, but now there is hope in treating and recovering from the disease. Early detection, however, is vital. A misdiagnosis or even a briefly delayed diagnosis can make a treatable condition untreatable…. read more

Grounds for Divorce

Posted in Divorce,Uncategorized on November 15, 2017

In order to file for divorce in West Virginia, a couple must first establish grounds (or reasons) for getting divorced. In order to have a ground, the couple must prove that ground. A spouse only needs to prove one ground in order to have the divorce granted. There are a several types of grounds for… read more

Lung Cancer and Asbestos

Posted in blog,Uncategorized on November 13, 2017

This month is lung cancer awareness month. Asbestos is one of the causes for lung cancer, next to smoking, radon gas exposure, air pollution, and genetics. A large number of people have developed lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos. It was once commonly used in construction and consumer products. Many Americans have been exposed… read more