A West Virginia man suffered a brain injury during an unfortunate boating accident. He is currently in critical condition, suffering from brain swelling. He suffered a brain injury when the boat on which he was a passenger hit a barge that was parked at the time. The young man who was driving the boat also suffered injuries that required medical attention.
A West Virginia nursing home will have to pay over $30 million after a judge found the home guilty of elder abuse and neglect. The nursing home was found guilty of failing to provide adequate staffing needed to care for their elderly patients. Apparently, there was enough evidence presented to prove that the actions of the nursing home constituted elder abuse and neglect.
A recent car accident in West Virgina resulted in four people seeking medical attention from a hospital. It is believed that the car accident was caused by distracted driving. There were multiple vehicles involved in the accident, and several of them sustained significant damage from the impact.
Most West Virginia residents know how dangerous the mining industry can be, as it has one of the highest percentages of workplace accidents, injuries and deaths. Tragically, many of the workplace accidents that do occur are related to the "human element, " meaning that a large number could have been prevented. There is hope that by implementing new technology and strategies, miners may be able to enjoy an improved safety standard at work.
West Virginia marked the first mining-related fatal accident of 2014 with the death of a young miner in Tucker County. The fatal accident was apparently caused by user error, but this tragic case emphasizes how safety should always be a priority in this dangerous industry. The man was killed after he was pinned between two pieces of heavy machinery.
When the time comes to decide how to care for aging family members, those who love them want only the best. Sometimes, that means entrusting medical professionals in a nursing home with the day-to-day supervision of an older person who may not be able to care for themselves. Unfortunately, there are times when those responsible may harm the older person, either directly or by not providing for their needs. A recent case here in West Virginia is an example of the latter, as two nurses stand accused of failing to provide medication to patients.