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February 2015 Archives

Malnutrition and elopement: nursing home litigation

When a nursing home resident suffers from malnutrition or other forms of neglect, there are legal options available for the family. It is frustrating and tragic when an elderly West Virginia resident suffers under the care of a professional nursing staff, but a family should take action by reaching out for assistance from a nursing home litigation attorney as soon as possible. Victims of malnutrition, elopement (wandering away) and neglect do not have to suffer alone.

West Virginia law enforcement trying to reduce fatal car wrecks

West Virginia law enforcement is making a direct effort to reduce the number of fatal car wrecks in the state. This is being done through targeted patrols on holidays and other high-traffic days and during times when traffic is especially heavy. Statistics indicate that these specific patrols have likely had a direct impact on reducing the number of fatal car wrecks across the state.

Avoiding sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace

Sexual harassment and discrimination is an ongoing issue in the workplace, including in West Virginia. It may be helpful to understand what behaviors qualify as sexual harassment and discrimination, as well as how to respond after an incident. The appropriate course of action and potential legal options differ, depending on the individual details of the case.

When is it appropriate to file a wrongful death claim?

Considering a wrongful death claim after the death of a family member? Civil claims must be filed within a specified amount of time, so it is important to take legal action before the statute of limitations expires. West Virginia laws will determine the length of time that a family has to file a wrongful death claim, but a lawyer familiar with state laws should evaluate the individual situation and advise on all available options.

Sexual harassment and discrimination: inappropriate behavior

Sexual harassment and discrimination is unacceptable in a West Virginia workplace. Unfortunately, many victims of this type of behavior either do not know what qualifies as sexual harassment and discrimination or are afraid to exercise their rights to legal assistance. Unwanted sexual advances from a co-worker or an authority figure at work is certainly a type of harassment, but other types of inappropriate behavior also qualify.

Your car accident may be the result of a drowsy driver

West Virginia drivers know that it greatly increases the risk of a car accident to get behind the wheel when drunk or while distracted. However, many car accident victims may not consider the fact that drowsy drivers also pose a significant hazard to other motorists. It is possible that a car crash, as well as any physical and financial suffering that follows, is the result of a driver who was simply too tired to drive safely.

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