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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

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