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Slip-and-fall accidents may lead to significant physical injury

A couple in another state recently claimed that an eatery there caused the husband to suffer injuries on the premises due to the restaurant's negligence. They have thus decided to file a premises liability lawsuit against the company. Likewise, those in West Virginia who are hurt in accidents, such as slip-and-fall accidents, resulting from businesses' carelessness have the right to take legal action.

In the out-of-state case, the couple claimed that they went to the eatery back in May 2018. During their visit, the husband decided to use a self-serve drink area to refill his beverage before returning to his seat. However, after taking a couple of steps, he allegedly slipped on a wet floor and fell down.

Auto defects spark recall of Ford pickup trucks

Some West Virginians may be driving Ford pickup trucks that authorities say are dangerous to operate due to an engine-block heater issue. Officials recently recalled over 130,000 trucks with the goal of repairing their components. These components might have been damaged due to another recall that was made to repair auto defects.

Back in Dec. 2018, more than 410,000 Ford pickup trucks were recalled due to a fire risk associated with the engine-block heater. Contaminants and water were able to enter the connector for the block heater cable, leading to corrosion. Unfortunately, the connectors may have been damaged further when they were inspected as part of this recall, and this has sparked the most recent recall.

Warner Law Offices Attorneys Selected by Annual Super Lawyers List

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (April 8, 2019) - Bobby Warner and Boyd Warner have been named to the 2018 West Virginia Super Lawyers list, with attorney Andrew Byrd earning the publication's esteemed Rising Star recognition.

Only five percent of the lawyers in any state are selected as Super Lawyers, through polling, peer assessment and a research process that evaluates each candidate based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Rising Stars are evaluated by the same process, although candidates must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.

Failure to diagnose correctly causes problems for young patients

When a West Virginia parent makes the trip to the emergency room or to the doctor's office with his or her child, it is with the assumption that he or she will receive quality care from the physician and nurses. This includes receiving a timely and accurate assessment and diagnosis of the problem. When there is a failure to diagnose a medical problem correctly or in a timely manner, it can cause significant harm for patients.

Misdiagnosis is actually one of the leading causes of malpractice claims related to the medical care of children. One reason for this is a lack of thorough and effective assessments. According to a study that looked at child-related malpractice cases, one of the factors in these cases often involved lack of proper communication with the parent. In order to properly care for and diagnose a child, a doctor must listen to the parents' concerns and work closely with them.

Spinal cord injury may stem from car accident

The spinal cord serves as the chief communication pathway between the nervous system and the brain. Unfortunately, in a serious car accident in West Virginia, this pathway can easily be injured. As a result, a person who suffers a spinal cord injury may experience motor and sensory functional deficits underneath the injury area, and this can cause serious disability. Fortunately, researchers have found a way to help spinal cord injury victims by using the grafts of an adult spinal cord.

Researchers recently transplanted these types of grafts into an adult host's lesion sites, with the goal being to enhance the individual's locomotor function. They discovered through the treatment that it helped to promote motor function recovery. The positive results were uncovered 12 weeks following graft transplantation.

Several signs of physical abuse, emotional abuse exist

A recent survey showed that more than 40 percent of residents in nursing homes suffer mistreatment. Unfortunately, nursing abuse -- whether it is physical abuse or emotional abuse, for example -- is not always easy to pinpoint in West Virginia and elsewhere. However, here are a few abuse signs for which to be on the lookout.

Examples of physical abuse include slapping, pushing, hitting and illegal restraining or confinement for no reason. Signs that this type of abuse is taking place include negative behavior changes, depression, bruising and scratches. If a relative in a nursing home begins to have unexplained bruises, it may be a wise move to ask the nursing staff what caused these bruises.

Laptop battery packs are recently recalled dangerous products

Laptop users in West Virginia may be affected by a product recall recently issued by information technology company HP. Company officials reported that several HP laptop batteries are dangerous products because they feature defects that put consumers at risk of suffering injuries in fires. Over 78,000 laptop batteries are part of the recent recall.

This is the second time since the start of 2019 that HP has recalled problematic laptop battery packs. The first battery pack recall took place in January, when the company recalled about 50,000 of these devices. The problem with both sets of recalled batteries is that they may overheat and therefore catch fire.

Traumatic brain injury receiving increased attention in March

Injuries to the brain can unfortunately take a toll on a person, both physically and emotionally, in West Virginia and elsewhere. Fortunately, March happens to be Brain Injury Awareness Month -- a month where more attention is typically paid to traumatic brain injury. Here is a look at what this type of injury involves.

According to experts, two people's brain injuries are never alike. As a result, treatments differ among patients based on the injury's severity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that more than two million people suffer traumatic brain injuries each year, and of these individuals, 52,000 end up passing away.

Major injuries may stem from slip-and-fall accidents

A consumer in a different state recently asserted that she suffered injuries at Walmart store due to the store's negligence. She filed a lawsuit against Walmart, seeking a judgment for monetary damages. Likewise, people in West Virginia who are injured in slip-and-fall accidents stemming from property owners' carelessness have the right to seek justice through the civil court system.

The woman involved in the recent slip-and-fall accident case asserted that she was walking in Walmart's laundry detergent aisle when the accident happened. She reportedly stepped in wet debris. This allegedly caused the woman to fall, and she ended up bending her knee backward and twisting it.

Parents: If You Don't Buckle Up, Your Kids Probably Won't

Most of us know what the saying "The acorn doesn't fall from the tree means," and it seems to apply to many things including the habit of buckling a seatbelt. Studies have shown that parents who don't buckle their seatbelts are less likely to encourage their children to buckle up, and as those kids grow up, the habit of not buckling up while driving and riding in a car seems to stick.

Studies have also shown that, simply put, seatbelts save lives. If you're a parent who is in the habit of not buckling up yourself or your children before heading off to school, errands, or the big game, you may want to reconsider this potentially dangerous habit. It really just takes a few seconds to fasten a seatbelt, and a bit longer to ensure young children are securely fastened into their seats in the back seat of the car. Just taking a few extra moments before starting out on your trip may just save the life of someone you love.

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