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October 2013 Archives

Surgical tools left in patients can lead to wrongful death

When a person visits their doctor, they place their trust in that professional and hope that the doctor is focused on their care and not distracted with other tasks. The attentiveness of a doctor is even more important during a surgical procedure. During these procedures, no matter how routine, there is risk of infection that might come with any surgery. Additionally, human error can occur, putting a patient at an increased risk while under the knife.

Unpaid interns offered few protections from sexual harassment

Internships are key to getting a great job right out of college. The more internships a student might have relating to their field of study, the more likely they will be ready for a job in that field. However, many interns are unpaid leaving them sometimes excluded from certain protections. One of those protections might be from sexual harassment in the workplace.

Can driver less vehicles eliminate car accidents in West Virginia?

Not only would driver less cars free up a person's hands an attention to do other tasks, such as reply to messages, read the news or visit with other passengers, but this futuristic idea could also prevent car accidents. Car manufacturers around the world are quickly developing prototypes and testing new sensors and software to help guide cars through dense traffic at high speeds, all without a driver.

Lawsuit filed against West Virginia Walmart for discrimination

A former Walmart store employee has filed a lawsuit against the store, claiming she was wrongfully terminated because of age discrimination. The woman said that she had missed work because of a leave of absence for a medical condition, but was discriminated against and received disciplinary actions because of her past leave of absence.

Men downplay their car accident risk when texting and driving

Texting while driving is a dangerous activity. However, many drivers still decide to take the risk of sending a quick message, or some think they can be more efficient if they send emails and text messages while commuting home from work. People often think that they haven't been in an accident so they must be effective multitasking.

Woman killed in West Virginia pedestrian accident

A woman was killed Thursday night in a potential wrongful death accident. The woman was pulling a wagon with her two children in it when she was hit by a pickup truck. According to reports on the accident the two children were not hurt in the accident, but the woman did not survive.

Man sues company for wrongful termination after cancer diagnosis

A West Virginia man is suing the company he had worked for and reportedly helped found in 1982, for wrongful termination. The man is claiming that although he owned one-third of the shares of the business, he received a letter on the company's letterhead from one of the other founders saying his employment was terminated effective immediately. This came three months after he was diagnosed with cancer.

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