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January 2017 Archives

Auto defects lead to recall of Toyota Tundra pickups

A Toyota vehicle recall may impact motorists in West Virginia. Toyota reported it is recalling nearly 79,000 Tundra pickup trucks due to auto defects involving the vehicle bumpers. The recall affects not only vehicles in the United States but also in other countries.

Alleged delayed diagnosis leads to man's death

The apparent delay of a medical diagnosis at a medical center resulted in the death of a man in another state. The man's daughter has therefore filed a malpractice claim against the medical center. If a delayed diagnosis occurs in West Virginia, the medical center responsible for it could face claims for financial responsibility through the civil court system.

Infections, errors may spark malpractice lawsuit

A woman in a different state claims that medical professionals mistakenly took her sick brother to the wrong nursing home hundreds of miles away and then back again following his discharge from a hospital. Her brother ended up dying from sepsis as well as pneumonia. She has filed a medical malpractice suit. If an individual in West Virginia loses a loved one due to infections or other medical problems resulting from medical negligence, legal action may be appropriate.

New technology may help with detecting brain injury

Brain injuries can take a toll on the ability to recall information or understand new things. As a result, it can have a drastically negative effect on an individual's overall quality of life. However, new technology that is currently being developed specifically for soldiers may soon help medical professionals to detect if individuals have suffered a serious brain injury. While use of this technology is said to be some 18 months away, it may ultimately be helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of some brain injuries in West Virginia and across the United States.

Alleged improper use of restraints leads to lawsuit

A mother-and-daughter pair in another state recently claimed that staff at a nursing home inappropriately confined the mother one night. They have, therefore, decided to sue the nursing home. If a nursing facility in West Virginia has allowed the improper use of restraints on a resident to take place, it may be held liable through the civil court system.

Slip-and-fall accidents may spark claims for damages

A man in a different state claims that he suffered a slip-and-fall injury at a sport club due to the club's carelessness. He recently filed a lawsuit against the club. Individuals in West Virginia and other states who are hurt in slip\-and\-fall accidents as a result of the negligence of a property owner may have recourse through the civil justice system. 

Dangerous home products include Samsung washing machines

A man in another state claims that his Samsung washing machine is defective. According to officials, the machine -- which is sold in West Virginia and throughout the United States -- has the potential to explode and injure its users. The man has requested class action status for the claim, seeking damages in light of the allegedly dangerous home products.

Infections resulting from medical negligence may lead to suit

A woman in another state allegedly died due to a medical center's negligence. A lawsuit was filed against the medical center and was recently settled. If a person in West Virginia dies from infections or other medical issues due to the carelessness of a medical facility, it is within his or her family members' rights to seek to hold that facility legally accountable.

Walmart's alleged dangerous property conditions cause injury

A man in another state claims that he suffered injuries at a Walmart store. The injury allegedly occurred due to the store's dangerous property conditions, which is typically grounds for a lawsuit in West Virginia and elsewhere. The man has thus sued the store, seeking a monetary judgment for damages sustained.

Nursing home lawsuit alleges physical abuse

A woman in another state died in a nursing home, and her surviving family members have claimed that this occurred due to the negligence of the facility. A lawsuit has thus been filed against the nursing home. If a person in West Virginia loses a loved one due to a nursing home's physical abuse of a resident or its failure to prevent falls and infections, for example, he or she may choose to seek to hold the nursing home accountable.

Apartment complex allegedly had dangerous property conditions

A man in another state claims that he was hurt at an apartment complex. He has sued the complex as a result. If a person in West Virginia suffers injuries on a business property due to dangerous property conditions, it is within his or her right to pursue financial accountability from the property owner in civil court.

Dangerous home products include espresso makers and recliners

West Virginia consumers may have a couple of household products that were recently deemed dangerous by officials. These dangerous home products include espresso makers and reclining chairs. Both of these products have been recalled due to their defects.

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