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May 2016 Archives

Defective products include wooden products, drywall lifts

Products can easily lead to major injuries or even to the loss of life if they feature defects. In these situations, the makers of the defective products may be held liable in civil court. Recent recalls of a few items, including wooden toys and drywall lifts, may impact West Virginia consumers.

Alleged surgical errors involving ankle spart lawsuit

Sometimes a medical procedure performed by a doctor in West Virginia causes more harm than good. If a doctor causes injury to a patient due to medical malpractice, he or she may be held financially responsible for the harm caused. In another state, one man reportedly suffered harm due to surgical errors.

Number of recalls of defective medical devices has dropped

Recalls of medical devices throughout the United States, including in West Virginia, recently dropped to the lowest number since 2013. In the first quarter of 2016, the number of recalled defective medical devices fell by about 30 percent from the quarterly average over a two-year period. It is challenging to pinpoint exactly why recall activity might be lower in some quarters versus others.

Supermarket's dangerous property conditions lead to award

Stores in West Virginia are expected to create environments that are suitable for customers to use. However, in one out-of-state case, a man suffered injuries as a result of a slip-and-fall accident at a supermarket. The man filed a civil lawsuit against the store, alleging dangerous property conditions, and was recently awarded a total of $1.6 million in the case.

Auto defects found in Subaru's Outback and Legacy vehicles

Owners of Subaru Outback and Legacy vehicles in West Virginia may be impacted by a recent auto recall involving these vehicles. In particular, vehicles from the model years of 2017 and 2016 are said to have auto defects. Thus, these cars might not be safe for people to drive.

Woman claims physical abuse led to mother's death in nursing home

When a nursing home in West Virginia is careless in its treatment of its residents, it may be held liable for any injuries or deaths that occur as a result. In one out-of-state case, a large chain of nursing facilities has been accused of the physical abuse of residents, leading to their deaths. The daughter of one nursing home resident who died has thus filed a suit against the nursing home chain.

Dangerous products designed for babies recalled

Finding out that one has defective products can naturally be alarming, especially if those products were purchased for infants to use. A few dangerous products for babies were recently recalled and may impact some West Virginia parents. These products include bedside infant sleepers, baby carriers, pacifier holders and rattles.

Texas Roadhouse allegedly had dangerous property conditions

When a public establishment fails to keep its premises safe, a person may end up suffering potentially permanent injuries in West Virginia. In one out-of-state case, a man recently filed a premises liability lawsuit against Texas Roadhouse, alleging that dangerous property conditions there caused him to slip and fall. Specifically, the restaurant is blamed for allowing the discarded shells of peanuts to remain on the floor, where it posed a slipping hazard.

Spinal cord injury research may provide hope to victims

People with spinal cord injuries in West Virginia may have limitations in their movement and thus rely heavily on their loved ones to perform daily functions. However, one neurological surgery professor has been spending three decades developing a technique for repairing a spinal cord injury. He has focused mostly on omentum, which is a skinny sheet of connective tissue, fat and blood vessels that is located on the intestines and abdomen.

Dangerous products being recalled include pacifiers and clips

Parents whose babies love pacifiers likely have several different pacifier brands around the house, along with pacifier clips that keep them readily accessible. However, one pacifier brand, Munchkin Latch, is currently being recalled, which may affect some parents in West Virginia. A total of 180,000 of the dangerous products are being recalled.

Alleged failure to diagnose cancer led to man's death

When a relative in West Virginia dies due to the carelessness of a hospital charged with taking care of him or her, this facility may be held liable for the death. In another state, a widow has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit, alleging that a hospital's failure to diagnose his cancer in a timely manner led to his death. The man died from cancer of the lung.

Household products recalled due to defects include kettles

Consumers in West Virginia may be impacted by a recent recall of kettles. Electric water kettles from Rival are being recalled by Walmart because of possible shock and burn hazards. More than a million of these defective household products are being recalled.

Auto defects in Fiat Chrysler vehicles have sparked recall

An auto defect can quickly lead to an accident and thus result in injuries or even death in West Virginia. Fiat Chrysler has recently recalled more than a million SUVs and cars due to serious auto defects that may affect West Virginians. The recall covers more than 800,000 automobiles in the United States.

Motorcycle accident leads to 1 death in West Virginia

One man lost his life in a recent vehicle crash, leaving his surviving family members reeling in grief and searching for answers about how the crash could have taken place. The motorcycle accident occurred on a recent Thursday in West Virginia. The car-bike collision took place during the night hours.

Alleged dangerous property conditions at store lead to suit

When stores in West Virginia do not keep their properties free of debris and other hazards, customers might end up leaving the stores with potentially life-changing injuries. In these situations, the stores with dangerous property conditions may be held financially responsible for their customers' injuries. In another state, one couple is suing a Family Dollar Store after the wife reportedly suffered injuries at this store.

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