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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

Ischemic Strokes: Why Every Minute Counts

Posted in blog,Medical Malpractice,Wrongful Death on February 23, 2022

How much time do you have to treat a stroke? The answer may surprise you. The first minutes and hours after stroke symptoms appear are critical for receiving proper, and potentially lifesaving, treatment. Therefore, it is vital that you recognize the signs and symptoms of stroke as soon as possible. Recognizing the Symptoms The clock… read more

Four Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice

Posted in blog,Medical Malpractice on February 1, 2022

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor harms a patient by failing to perform their medical duties properly. Claims for medical malpractice must be proven and have a few basic requirements. A patient-doctor relationship must have existed, and the doctor had to be negligent in the diagnosis or treatment of the patient.  You must also be… read more

Sharing the Road with Large Trucks in Unpredictable Weather

Posted in Uncategorized on January 27, 2022

It’s no surprise that the weather in West Virginia can be very unpredictable, especially during the winter months. We can start the day with sunshine and end it with inches of snow.  While most of us are familiar with the sporadic weather changes, it can be challenging to operate a vehicle when you’re sharing the… read more

Can Shoveling Snow Increase Your Risk of Cardiovascular Injuries?

Posted in Uncategorized on January 26, 2022

During the Winter months in West Virginia, it is not uncommon to wake up to a layer of fresh, crisp snow covering your neighborhood. While most of us are not thrilled to clear snow from our driveways, there is a legitimate health risk associated with this chore. Experts caution that you have a heightened risk… read more

How to Recognize and Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted in Uncategorized on January 19, 2022

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that can kill without warning. In fact, every year in the U.S. approximately 50,000 people visit the emergency room, and 430 people die, from unintentional, non-fire related CO poisoning. Most of these incidents occur in the winter months, because furnaces that burn coal, wood, charcoal, and propane… read more

5 Reasons to Photograph Injuries

Posted in blog,Car accident,Injuries on January 18, 2022

Every car wreck is stressful – even when the property damage is minor. When a crash causes injuries, it is easy to panic and nearly impossible to still your nerves and remain calm. It is important to remember though, that your actions in the aftermath of a collision may affect your ability to make a… read more

Protecting Yourself from Recalled Products

Posted in blog,Injuries on January 10, 2022

A product recall is the process of retrieving and replacing defective goods for consumers. When a company issues a recall, the manufacturer absorbs the cost of replacing/fixing defective products and is responsible for reimbursing affected consumers. Some recalls ban the sale of an item and instruct you to throw away the product. Other recalls may… read more