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Dog Breed Restrictions in West Virginia

Posted in Injuries,Personal injury,Safety Tips on July 30, 2022

It is common for states and cities to pass laws restricting or prohibiting ownership of certain breeds of dogs. These laws are passed for safety purposes in an effort to prevent serious and fatal dog bite injuries. For this reason, the restricted breeds are those that are most often involved in violent and deadly dog… read more

Can I File a Lawsuit if Another Dog Attacks My Dog?

Posted in Injuries on July 27, 2022

You might be aware that you can hold a pet owner responsible if a dog bites you in West Virginia, but what about if another dog attacks your dog? Unlike West Virginia’s dog bite statute, the state does not have a law specifically addressing dog-on-dog attacks. You will need to navigate West Virginia’s property damage… read more

What Can You Do to Avoid a Car Accident?

Posted in Car accident on June 30, 2022

Your odds are relatively high of getting in a car accident as a driver in West Virginia. According to the State Highway Safety Report, 260 people lost their lives and 906 suffered serious injuries in automobile accidents in 2019 alone. Car accidents happen daily in major West Virginia cities, such as Charleston and Huntington. Fortunately,… read more

Why Do Car Accidents Happen?

Posted in Car accident on June 27, 2022

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States. Though these accidents may occur in limitless scenarios, some causes of West Virginia car accidents are more common than others. Being aware of the top causes of car accidents in your state and city can help you be on… read more

Slip and Fall Accident in a Hospital

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Personal injury on May 31, 2022

Hospitals are meant to be safe places for patients to receive the medical treatment that they need to heal and recover from injuries and illnesses. Hospitals should provide not only quality medical care but also safe and protected environments for patients and visitors. If a hospital has fallen into a state of disrepair, this can… read more

Experts in Medical Malpractice Cases: Medical Expert Testimony

Posted in Medical Malpractice on May 31, 2022

It is rare for a medical malpractice case not to involve medical expert testimony. This is because medical malpractice cases deal with highly complex medical subjects that are typically beyond the scope of the average juror. A medical expert witness can be hired by a plaintiff to fill in the gaps and explain nuanced medical… read more

Can Bedsores Lead to Death?

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Nursing Homes on May 31, 2022

A bedsore, also known as a pressure ulcer, is a medical condition that arises when too much pressure is exerted upon one part of the body for too long. It is a medically complex wound that requires prompt treatment to halt its progression. If left untreated, a bedsore can continue to worsen until it is… read more

Who Is Liable for a Wrong-Site Surgery?

Posted in Medical Malpractice on April 29, 2022

Performing surgery is an extremely delicate business. The saying, “There is no such thing as a minor surgery” is accurate; every operation is serious and deserves the utmost care and attention by the surgeon and surgical team. One of the most severe examples of a surgical error is a wrong-site surgery. If you or a… read more

Can I Recover Damages for Nerve Damage Caused During Surgery?

Posted in Medical Malpractice on April 28, 2022

Every surgery comes with risks. It is the responsibility of the surgeon and surgical team to minimize these risks and have a plan in place to prepare for any possibility. Unfortunately, not all surgeons and medical providers fulfill their obligations to patients. Preventable surgical errors and anesthesia mistakes can result in injuries such as nerve… read more

How Do You Prove Medical Malpractice?

Posted in Medical Malpractice on April 27, 2022

Medical malpractice refers to the failure of a health care professional to provide proper medical care to a patient, resulting in harm to the patient. In West Virginia, you can file a medical malpractice claim to seek financial damages from a negligent medical practitioner for causing your injuries or a loved one’s death. It is… read more