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January 2018 Archives

Misdiagnosis of sepsis could mean medical malpractice

When West Virginia patients face serious medical issues, they undoubtedly want to receive the best care possible. Of course, receiving the best and proper care would also mean that medical professionals properly diagnosed the problem. Unfortunately, medical malpractice in the form of failure to diagnose, mistreatment or untimely action could all result in serious or fatal effects for patients.

Will it ever be possible to win the war on distracted driving?

Distracted driving continues to be a problem that plagues West Virginia roads. Drivers face the constant threat that a distracted driver will cause them harm, and it is a problem that does not seem to be going away, despite education and widespread awareness of its danger. Because people are more distracted than ever, automakers and researchers are constantly looking for ways to combat this problem.

Different types of trusts can help you accomplish different goals

West Virginia readers know that estate planning is not something reserved only for the wealthy. It is prudent for every individual to have plans in place not only to ensure assets and property go to the appropriate people, but also to ensure that you have security and assurance in case of a contingency.

Estate planning may help address plans for long-term care

Creating a will, naming power of attorney agents and considering trusts are all important aspects of creating an estate plan. However, West Virginia residents may also want to consider how they are going to pay for the possibility of needing long-term care. Individuals could review their options for addressing this need while they are estate planning.

Product liability: Takata airbag causes death in West Virginia

Most people hope that the products they use will not pose them any kind of unnecessary threat. Unfortunately, some products can put users at considerable risk of injury or even death. Though recalls may be put in place once these risks are identified, those notices may come too late. As a result, individuals or families may have reason to take legal action in the form of a product liability claim.

2017 saw rise in deaths relating to coal mining accidents

The coal mining industry employs numerous individuals around the country. Unfortunately, this occupation presents many dangers, and workers are often at risk of suffering serious or fatal injuries in coal mining accidents. Though it is always hoped that workers make it home safely after a long workday, that is regrettably not always the case.

Medical malpractice claims may stem from objects left behind

A surgical mistake can have serious impacts. Often, in order to correct the error, additional surgeries are needed. As a result, a West Virginia patient may end up having to recover from multiple procedures in addition to the original operation. Such complications can result in lost time, financial challenges and other issues. These outcomes may give reason for individuals to pursue compensation through medical malpractice claims. 


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