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February 2017 Archives

Lawsuits may be filed following slip-and-fall accidents in homes

A woman in an out-of-state case has claimed that she was hurt in somebody else's home due to the homeowner's negligence. Her injuries occurred after she reportedly slipped on the homeowner's rug. Slip-and-fall accidents stemming from the carelessness of property owners are grounds for litigation in the state of West Virginia and elsewhere.

Case involving failure to diagnose leads to $45M award

A mother and her child were recently awarded $45 million in a case involving medical malpractice. The mother had filed the medical malpractice lawsuit on her son's behalf following doctors' failure to diagnose the boy's leg fracture back in 2005. The leg fracture stemmed from abuse that the boy suffered at his father's hands. Medical providers in West Virginia who fail to exercise a reasonable degree of care when diagnosing patients may be held liable, or legally responsible, through the civil court system.

Britax car seat mounts are considered dangerous products

The recent recall of hundreds of thousands of defective car seat mounts may impact consumers in West Virginia. Specifically, they have the potential to disengage. The dangerous products being recalled come from the company Britax.

Avoiding Automobile Pedestrian Accidents

Each year, a significant number of automobile-pedestrian accidents occur. They happen to people crossing busy streets or highways, people working on broken down vehicles along the side of the road, children playing in residential neighborhoods and to people taking walks in their towns. Sometimes the driver stops. Sometimes they're hit and run accidents. Virtually all of these events can be avoided with a little more caution. 

Alleged physical abuse leads to lawsuit

A nursing home in another state has been accused of allowing a woman in its facility to suffer abuse. The woman who was reportedly abused had dementia and Alzheimer's disease at the time of the abuse. If a loved one in West Virginia suffers physical abuse or other types of abuse in a nursing facility, the facility may be held financially responsible for the injuries suffered as a result.

Alleged dangerous property conditions at school lead to suit

A woman in another state claims that she suffered an injury in a school cafeteria due to the school district's carelessness. As a result, she recently filed a premises liability claim against the school district. If dangerous property conditions in West Virginia or elsewhere cause a visitor at the property to suffer injuries, the owner of the property may be held financially responsible for resulting injuries.

Traumatic brain injury in children may lead to attention issues

Injuries to the brain can hamper one's ability to remember information and even cause impulsivity, symptoms that can impact one's quality of life in West Virginia and elsewhere. For parents whose children have suffered traumatic brain injury, their major concern naturally may be what their children will be like a decade from now. Fortunately, researcher have been exploring this topic and are gathering more information about traumatic brain injury's long-term effects.

Target benches among dangerous products recently recalled

Consumers in West Virginia who purchased certain patio benches from Target last year have been instructed to return them to Target before setting them out for the upcoming spring season. The reason for the recall of these Threshold aluminum patio benches is that they can collapse and cause injury. Target so far has gotten six reports about these dangerous products, with one report pointing to a knee injury caused by a collapsing bench.

Nursing home allegedly allowed woman to suffer dangerous falls

A woman in a different state recently filed a lawsuit against a nursing facility, claiming that the facility's negligence contributed to a woman's death from a fall there in 2016. The woman who filed the suit is the administrator of the deceased woman's estate. If nursing home negligence in West Virginia, which can lead to problems such as falls, results in a resident's death, the nursing home may be held financially responsible for the death.

Alleged surgical errors lead to lawsuit against cruise line

A man in another state recently claimed that he was hurt on a cruise ship due to medical malpractice. Specifically, surgical errors reportedly led to his injury. If medical providers in West Virginia and elsewhere fail to provide proper care to patients and their patients suffer injuries as a result, they may be held liable in civil court.

NOOK Tablet power adapters considered dangerous products

NOOK Tablet 7" owners in West Virginia may be affected by a product recall involving power adapters that were sold with these tablets. The recall has been issued by Barnes & Noble. The company has labeled the adapters dangerous products because they have the potential to break.

New therapy involving cells may help spinal cord injury patients

Spinal cord injuries can take their toll on patients in West Virginia both physically and emotionally. However, a brand new therapy for treating spinal cord injury may give hope to people who have lost their sensory and motor function below their injury sites. The new therapy involves the use of AST-OPC1 cells.

Slip-and-fall accidents in snowy weather may lead to lawsuits

A woman in another state recently filed a lawsuit against a city following an alleged slip-and-fall accident. Property owners have a duty to ensure that their premises are safe for other people to use. Thus, slip\-and\-fall accidents caused by the negligence of the owners of the property where they occurred may be grounds for litigation in West Virginia and elsewhere.

Lawsuit filed after man dies from traumatic brain injury

A man in another state suffered a brain injury and ended up passing way while under the care of a nursing home. A claim brought by the man's estate claims that the fatal traumatic brain injury, which was caused by a fall, occurred due to the nursing home's negligence. The estate filed a wrongful death claim against the nursing home along with two nurses. It is within the rights of an individual who loses a loved one due to nursing home negligence in West Virginia and elsewhere to seek justice through the civil court system.

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