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Warner Law Offices seeking legal administrative assistant to join our team

Warner Law Offices, PLLC, a premier personal injury law firm in Charleston, WV, is seeking a full-time administrative assistant to support one of our attorneys. A successful candidate for this position must have a high school diploma or equivalent, possess excellent secretarial and administrative skills, pay attention to detail, have a positive attitude, the ability to multi-task and strong organization, communication (both written and verbally) and interpersonal skills. The candidate must also be proficient in Microsoft Office and have strong computer and database skills and a willingness to learn new systems. Some legal office experience is preferred.

Social media: The latest humiliating trend in nursing home abuse

In the last few years, a new medium has allowed abusive nursing home employees to exploit the patients in their care. Snapchat and other social media services are being used to post dehumanizing photos and videos of nursing home residents.

Auto defects spark multiple vehicle recalls

A few recent vehicle recalls may have an impact on some West Virginia residents. The vehicles recently determined to have auto defects include some manufactured by Bentley Motors Inc., BMW of North America and General Motors. Their model years range from 2007 to 2016.

Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits Continue to Mount and Move Forward

As hundreds of IVC filter lawsuits move forward against C.R. Bard in the federal court system, with fact discovery set to close in October, a growing number of cases continue to be filed by individuals who experienced severe problems with the filters.

Medication errors allegedly lead to woman's death

The death of a woman following treatment at a hospital recently sparked a lawsuit in another state. According to the suit, the hospital committed fatal medication errors. When hospitals in West Virginia and other states fail to exercise a reasonable degree of care, they may be held liable for the injuries or deaths they cause as a result.

Winn-Dixie sued for allegedly dangerous property conditions

Business properties in West Virginia are expected to be maintained in reasonable safe conditions, and unfortunately, when this does not happen, a customer can suffer the consequences physically and financially. A woman in a recent out-of-state case recently claimed she fell at a Winn-Dixie store due to the store's negligence. She has therefore filed a lawsuit against the store, alleging dangerous property conditions.

Surgical errors allegedly lead to heart surgery patient's death

When doctors fail to exercise a reasonable degree of care in West Virginia, there may be fatal consequences. The family of a man in another state recently claimed that a medical facility and a doctor who used to work there committed surgical errors that caused the death of their loved one. They have filed a lawsuit against these two parties as a result.

Chests from Walmart are considered dangerous products

Sometimes products that end up on store shelves in West Virginia or are sold online are not really suitable for customers to have in their homes, as they pose hazards that can cause injury or death. One product that was recently recalled is a child's dresser. These dangerous products are being recalled since they can easily fall over and injure a child.

Ingredient in Tylenol possibly associated with child hyperactivity disorders

A study recently published by JAMA Pediatrics has provided evidence that acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol and other over the counter medications, could cause a pregnant mother's offspring to have a hyperactivity disorder.

FDA strengthens kidney damage warning on diabetes drugs Invokana, Invokamet and Farxiga

Invokana and Invokamet (canagliflozin), Farxiga, and Xigduo XR (dapagliflozin) are drugs used to lower blood sugar in Type 2 diabetes. They are very popular drug, but unfortunately they have been associated with acute kidney damage. There was already a warning about this risk, and on June 14, 2016, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was strengthening its existing warning. If you have been harmed by Invokana, Farxiga, or another diabetes medication, you may be entitled to substantial compensation.

Infections can cause death, liability claims following surgery

When a surgical procedure goes awry, a patient in West Virginia may, unfortunately, end up losing his or her life. Sometimes, the loss of life occurs following surgeries due to infections. In another state, that state's supreme court recently affirmed a jury's verdict for a whopping $3.8 million against a physician following a female patient's death. The woman died after undergoing a liposuction procedure.

Physical abuse or negligence may have led to nursing home death

When West Virginia nursing homes fail in their responsibility to adequately care for their residents, they may be held financially responsible for their actions. For instance, sometimes a nursing home resident's death may be due to physical abuse, while at other times, it may be the result of negligence. One man in another state recently decided to sue a nursing home, alleging nursing home negligence. He claimed that his mom ended up choking on a sandwich and passing away last year at the nursing facility.

Basic Peak fitness trackers considered dangerous products

One product whose recent recall may impact consumers in West Virginia is the Basis Peak band. The company Basis is focused on designing as well as building fitness trackers. However, these specific devices are considered to be dangerous products due to overheating.

Bus safety tips every child should know

Today marked the first day of the 2016-2017 school year for several counties in West Virginia. Many students begin and end their day with a trip on a school bus. Designed for safety, with flashing lights, giant mirrors, high seat backs and that bright yellow color, school buses are the safest way for students to travel, but children also need to do their part to stay alert and aware of their surroundings to prevent injury. Warner Law Offices urges parents to teach their children the following safety rules for getting on and off the bus, and for exercising good behavior while riding:

Lawsuit alleging fatal medication errors settled

When a hospital fails to properly care for a patient in West Virginia and the patient ends up dying, the surviving family members are entitled to take legal action against the facility. In one case in another state, a 37-year-old man died at a hospital following a routine procedure. The victim's wife filed a lawsuit against the hospital, alleging medication errors. Recently, the suit was settled.

Faulty medical device may lead to serious injury or death

In West Virginia and elsewhere, medical devices are designed to improve a patient's medical condition. However, a faulty medical device can do the opposite, causing severe injuries or even death. In this case, the maker of the medical device may be held responsible.

Auto defects found in Jeep, Ram, Chrysler vehicles

Drivers of Jeep, Ram and Chrysler vehicles in West Virginia may be affected by a recent recall of 410,000 of these automobiles worldwide. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recalled these vehicles due to auto defects involving software and wiring. These defects have the potential to cause the impacted vehicles to stall.

Physical abuse and neglect of the elderly on the rise

Older individuals in United States, including in West Virginia, are victimized daily. This includes suffering physical abuse in nursing homes. Any person who is harmed in a nursing home due to abuse or neglect has the right to seek to hold the facility accountable through the civil court system.

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