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November 2016 Archives

Auto defects lead to Fiat Chrysler recalls

Drivers in West Virginia may be operating dangerous vehicles that have recently been recalled. Auto defects were discovered in 89,000 SUVs and cars manufactured by Fiat Chrysler. Specifically, these vehicles may have issues with windshield wipers or fuel leaks.

Med errors, such as surgical errors, may lead to permanent injury

An individual in another state recently claimed that a misplaced catheter caused him or her serious injury. As a result, the patient has decided to file a medical malpractice claim against the medical providers allegedly responsible for the injury. When errors such as surgical errors or other medical mistakes occur due to a care provider's carelessness in West Virginia, this provider may be held financially responsible in civil court.

Slip-and-fall accidents may happen at eateries

A man in a different state recently claimed that he hurt himself at a Baskin Robbins eatery due to the company's negligence. Specifically, he suffered injuries in a slip-and-fall accident. Slip-and-fall accidents that stem from property owners' carelessness in West Virginia or elsewhere and cause people to be seriously injured are grounds for litigation.

Karma Drones are considered dangerous products

Consumers in West Virginia might be affected by the recent recall of the GoPro Karma Drone. A total of 2,500 of these drones are being recalled after officials discovered that they were potentially dangerous products. Specifically, the drone reportedly lost power while in operation in a handful of cases, which can cause them to fall and strike a person on the ground. GoPro is working with the Federal Aviation Administration and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission to solve the problem.

Black Friday Shopping Safety Tips

The day after Thanksgiving is more than just a day to digest yesterday's feast. It is also the first official day of the holiday shopping season known as "Black Friday." Black Friday is associated with bargains, early store hours and Christmas shopping. Many savvy shoppers and bargain-hunters look forward to the thrill of shopping on Black Friday. Unfortunately, thieves also anticipate this busy season as they look to turn unaware shoppers into Black Friday victims. The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) provides these safety tips for Black Friday -- and this year's holiday shopping.

Household products being recalled include smoke alarms

Homeowners in West Virginia who have combination carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms may be affected by a recent recall of some of these devices. Over four million of them are being recalled since they may not alert people about these types of incidents. The faulty household products are made by Kidde NightHawk and are one of a few products that were recently recalled.

Medication errors reportedly lead to patient's death

A woman in another state reportedly passed away after receiving a prescription for a new medication. Medication errors unfortunately can cause serious harm, including the loss of life, to a West Virginia patient. These types of mistakes are grounds for liability claims against the reportedly responsible medical facility and/or doctor.

Woman with history of falls dies in nursing home, lawsuit filed

A woman in another state recently claimed that her mother died at a nursing home because of the staff's pattern of carelessness. She has therefore filed a nursing home negligence lawsuit against the facility. Individuals in West Virginia who lose their loved ones due to falls and other reportedly preventable issues in nursing home facilities have the right to take legal action.

Injured at a resort of hotel - who pays?

If you have been injured at a hotel or resort, you may be wondering who is responsible for your medical bills, lost income, and other losses. Being injured far away from home can be a frightening and confusing experience, and you may be facing a very uncertain future. To learn about your legal rights, you need to talk to an experienced personal injury attorney.

Slip-and-fall accidents may involve liquid on floor

In other state, a woman recently claimed that she suffered injuries as a result of the carelessness of a Walmart store. Slip-and-fall accidents can occur if businesses in West Virginia and elsewhere fail to keep their properties clear of hazards. However, individuals who are hurt in these types of accidents have the right to try to hold the reportedly at-fault businesses accountable.

Drones by GoPro newest dangerous products

Drone enthusiasts in West Virginia and other states may be affected by a recent recall of potentially dangerous drones. The dangerous products were manufactured by GoPro, which is a video camera company that has been struggling. The company recently announced a recall of these drones after introducing them in the consumer market a couple of weeks ago.

Brain injury victims might receive help from stem cell therapy

Injury to the brain can have a negative impact on a person's life in West Virginia, such as causing mental confusion and even difficulty sleeping. However, a clinical trial was recently completed that involved using cellular therapy for treating brain injury. With this therapy, in which a person's own stem cells are used, the neuroinflammatory response of the body can be dampened, and the brain's tissue can be preserved.

Slip-and-fall accidents may lead to damage awards

A man in a different state recently claimed that he suffered injuries while at a casino. The injuries resulted from an alleged slip-and-fall accident. If slip\-and\-fall accidents occur in West Virginia because of the carelessness of the owners and/or managers of the properties where they take place, then they may be held liable for the injuries that result.

Dangerous household products include dehumidifiers

West Virginia consumers who have purchased dehumidifiers in the past several years may be impacted by a recent home recall. Millions of these household products were recently recalled due to the risk of overheating associated with them. The recall was issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Alleged failure to diagnose leads to suit, $2 million settlement

A doctor in another state was accused of failing to diagnose a patient who had a headache. He recently agreed to pay her a settlement totaling $2 million for his alleged failure to diagnose her condition properly, which is grounds for litigation in West Virginia and other states. The woman described her headache as the worst one she had ever experienced in her life.

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