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Nationwide Recall of Zantac

Posted in Dangerous Drugs,Uncategorized,Zantec on June 30, 2020

Recently, the FDA directed that all ranitidine (Zantac) products be pulled from the market immediately. The recall includes all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs as ongoing investigations uncovered levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen, increase over time. What is Ranitidin (Zantac)? Ranitidine (also known by its brand name, Zantac, which is sold by the… read more

Liability for Trespasser Injuries in West Virginia

Posted in Injuries on June 26, 2020

Most property owners do not worry about keeping their premises safe for trespassers. They often assume they do not owe duties of care to trespassers, who do not have permission to enter a property. Yet if an accident happens on your property and it injures a trespasser, you may face liability depending on the circumstances…. read more

Erin’s Law in West Virginia

Posted in Car accident on June 24, 2020

Hit-and-run auto accidents are especially devastating for victims. Not only did someone else negligently or recklessly cause the accident, but that person also avoided responsibility for damages by fleeing the scene. A hit-and-run could cause life-changing injuries without the victim being able to seek financial compensation for related medical expenses. Lawmakers in West Virginia are… read more

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Posted in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome on June 17, 2020

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is a growing problem in the United States and especially in West Virginia. While these numbers are rapidly increasing, pharmaceutical companies play a huge role in this. This is due to opioid manufacturers knowingly downplaying the dangers of dependency on opioid painkillers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and tramadol, among others.  What… read more

What Is Considered Property Damage in a Car Accident?

Posted in Car accident on May 31, 2020

Car accidents are common enough to be a matter of when, not if, for most drivers. In 2017 alone, over 300 people lost their lives in fatal car accidents in West Virginia. This was almost a 13% increase from the number of car accident deaths in 2016 (269). Car accidents can cause serious injuries and… read more

Comparative Negligence in West Virginia

Posted in Personal injury on May 25, 2020

A claim based on someone’s negligence aims to hold that person legally and financially accountable for a victim’s damages for carelessly, wantonly or recklessly causing them. In a straightforward case, a defendant will be 100% responsible for causing a plaintiff’s damages. Many cases, however, involve the question of a plaintiff’s comparative negligence as well. How… read more

West Virginia Helmet Laws 2020

Posted in Safety Tips on May 20, 2020

Every state enforces unique laws pertaining to bicycle and motorcycle helmets as well as helmet use while operating other vehicles, like motorized bikes, mopeds, and electric scooters. West Virginia residents should know these laws to avoid fines and to maintain maximum possible safety while riding wheeled vehicles in West Virginia. Bicycle Helmet Laws in West… read more

West Virginia Punitive Damage Cap

Posted in Personal injury on May 18, 2020

A damage cap places a limit on how much money a plaintiff can receive for his or her losses during a civil claim such as a personal injury lawsuit. It is a statewide law restricting the total amount of compensation an accident victim can recover. Not all states have damage caps. Those that do typically… read more

How Much Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Worth?

Posted in Wrongful Death on April 29, 2020

Wrongful death is the most tragic possible outcome of an accident in West Virginia. It is the death of someone you love due to the preventable negligence or recklessness of another party. While nothing can make up for the wrongful death of a loved one, a civil claim could repay you and your family members… read more

West Virginia Diminished Value Claims

Posted in Car accident on April 22, 2020

After an auto accident, even if you pay for vehicle repairs, your car will not be worth as much as it was before the crash. A history of auto accidents diminishes the resale or trade-in value of your vehicle, no matter how much or how little the crash damaged your car. Fortunately, West Virginia permits… read more