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December 2014 Archives

Claims for medical malpractice or negligent nursing home care

The families of victims of medical malpractice or negligent nursing home care may be hesitant to reach out for help with a wrongful death claim, perhaps because the legal process can be overwhelming. While most West Virginia health care providers provide an acceptable level of care, some patients are victims of errors and negligence. If a loved one died because of medical malpractice or negligent nursing home care, there are legal options available to your family, which may include a wrongful death claim.

Options for a family after losing someone to a fatal accident

After the unexpected death of a loved one in a fatal accident, you may feel at a complete loss, both emotionally and financially. While there is no amount of compensation that can bring back a loved one or alleviate a family's grief, a wrongful death claim can help a family recoup financial losses that resulted from the loss of a family member. While a fatal accident can leave a West Virginia family with a financial burden for months, or even years, following an accident, our experienced team can help.

What should a driver do after a West Virginia truck accident?

A truck accident can be frightening, and it can be easy to feel confused and overwhelmed in the minutes and hours after a collision. What should a West Virginia driver do if he or she is asked not to call the police after a truck accident? He or she should not listen. Failure to take the proper steps after an accident can make the post-accident process more complex and may make it difficult to obtain any compensation to which one may be entitled.

What can you do about sexual harassment and discrimination?

West Virginia workers know that sexual harassment and discrimination of any kind is unacceptable in the workplace. Despite laws that prohibit this in the workplace, inappropriate behavior does occur, and victims may not know what to do next. Victims should follow the protocol of their employer regarding sexual harassment and discrimination complaints.

Was your car accident caused by distracted driving?

Distracted driving is not a new phenomenon in West Virginia or the rest of America, but the rampant use of cell phones behind the wheel poses an increased risk for a car accident. A distracted driving car accident can cause serious damage and injury, but victims may feel helpless in the aftermath. Even though some of the behaviors that could be labeled as "distracted driving" may be hard to detect, there are ways that a victim can successfully file a personal injury claim with supporting evidence.

Dealing with sexual harassment and discrimination at work

No employee should have to face sexual harassment and discrimination at work. In fact, theU.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commissionstates that it is unlawful for a person to discriminate or subject another to harassment based on gender. This protects West Virginia employees from sexual harassment and discrimination from co-workers, employers and customers.

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