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September 2016 Archives

Do you know how to handle a car accident?

Imagine this scenario: You're driving down the road in a cautious manner. And then something happens. Another driver makes a mistake and you're suddenly involved in a car accident. Regardless of the details surrounding the accident, there are a few key steps you need to take.

Understanding bedsores in a nursing home environment

Many West Virginia families depend on nursing homes to provide care and nurturing for elderly loved ones. Learning to trust that the staff of these facilities will take proper care of a family member is not always easy. Media reports of nursing home neglect and abuse can exacerbate this already difficult process. One way that you can ease your mind about the nursing home you have chosen is to learn about a common sign of abuse or neglect: bedsores.

Does at-will employment affect a wrongful termination claim?

In many states, the most common form of employment is what is called "at-will" employment. This means that an employee can be terminated at the employer's will. The employer doesn't need to provide the employee with a reason for the termination, and he or she doesn't need to provide any type of advance warning or notification. Montana is the only state that doesn't recognize at-will employment.

Brain injury-related depression may require costly treatments

A traumatic brain injury can arise from several kinds of traumatic events, such as a car accident or a serious fall. Most people expect the physical damage that comes with a brain injury, but few are prepared for the emotional, mental and psychological damage that may accompany such an injury. Depression, often accompanied by anxiety, is one of the most common, yet unexpected, consequences of brain injuries.

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