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January 2015 Archives

Lawsuit filed over nursing home malpractice

A West Virginia woman has filed a lawsuit against several defendants, namely a nursing home facility, because of alleged nursing home malpractice. The suit claims that the care facility is to blame for the untimely death of one resident. The plaintiff claims that the staff/managers committed nursing home malpractice by hiring unqualified individuals and failing to train employees.

Legal options when dealing with traumatic brain injuries

Traumatic brain injuries are serious and can have a life-altering, long-term impact. If you or a loved one is suffering because of the negligent or reckless action of another person, there are legal options available. Enduring traumatic brain injuries while facing unexpected medical bills, missed wages and extensive rehabilitation costs can have a detrimental impact on a West Virginia family. Fortunately, you do not have to face this situation alone.

Legal options for victims of nursing home injuries

If your loved one has suffered from nursing home injuries of any kind, it is important to seek help promptly. When a West Virginia family places a loved one in a long-term care facility, it is with the expectation that he or she will be appropriately cared for and carefully monitored.If your family member has suffered from nursing home injuries or you suspect that he or she has suffered from a low standard of care, our team is ready to assist you.

West Virginia manager facing second sexual harassment lawsuit

A West Virginia mine manager is facing a lawsuit for sexual harassment for the second time. The manager of the Raven Crest Mine has been named in a civil claim by a woman who worked as a secretary with the company. The woman claims that she was faced with inappropriate advances and that she was asked to perform sexual favors. She is seeking damages for emotional pain and suffering from sexual harassment.

Understanding elder abuse and neglect: what victims need to know

Elder abuse and neglect are significant issues that can have serious physical, emotional and financial repercussions. Even though some victims of elder abuse and neglect may not be able to speak for themselves, the families of victims can benefit from knowing if legal options exist for financial redress. If a West Virginia family suspects that their loved one is a victim of mistreatment, it can be helpful to understand what behavior actually qualifies as elder abuse.

Are a West Virginia victim of quid pro quo harassment?

Quid pro quo harassment can occur in the workplace, but victims may not even realize it. It can be difficult to discern what behavior is considered quid pro quo harassment, but victims who have been subjected to this type of behavior have legal options. When a West Virginia worker believes that his or her employment rights have been violated, it may be best to seek assistance from an experienced employment law attorney.

When workplace accidents affect miners and families

Workplaces accidents can happen in any line of work, but it may be especially prevalent in the mining industry.West Virginiaminers face the risk of bodily harm every day simply because of the nature of their employment, but that does not mean that they must suffer alone regarding workplace accidents. Federal laws and regulations grant certain rights to miners through The Mine Act and the MINER Act.

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