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March 2017 Archives

Who is liable for my slip-and-fall accident?

Falling accidents have the potential to be very serious and cause painful long-term injuries. In the span of just a few seconds, your life and mobility can change dramatically. With this in mind, it is wise to consider taking legal action against the party responsible for a slip-and-fall accident so that you can pursue compensation for all the damages suffered.

Study: Medical malpractice claims on the decline

Another dubious health industry claim has been shot down by research. This time, researchers looked at data spanning the period 1992 to 2014 and determined that paid medical malpractice claims are on the decline in the United States, rather than on the rise as hospitals, doctors and some politicians might want you to believe.

The deadly, ugly increase of road rage in America

Road rage used to be a funny term drivers used for getting frustrated when they were cut off by another driver or when someone was going too slow in the fast lane. In today's world, the term is inspiring more and more fear as road rage incidents become all too common and even deadly.

Drunk driving injury victim recalls West Virginia crash

If you drive about 6 hours northeast of Huntington, you will come to Berkeley County, West Virginia. A trial there focuses on deaths and injuries in a violent automobile crash that law enforcement officials say was caused by a drunken driver.

Differing approaches to medical errors

Two stories of medical malpractice start with similar circumstances but quickly go their separate ways. In one case, a nursing professor entered a hospital for a routine hysterectomy. Unfortunately, medical errors occurred that left her in a coma for weeks and required her to undergo five additional surgeries.

A frivolous argument against medical malpractice litigation

It's a popular and familiar refrain in political battles, but is it an accurate one? The oft-repeated refrain is that "frivolous" medical malpractice lawsuits are driving the costs of health care higher and higher.

A one-time slip or fall can cause a lifelong injury

A slip or trip and fall can happen at any time. We venture that nearly everyone in West Virginia has a personal story about how they once took an unexpected tumble. Maybe it resulted in a bruise or a sprained ankle. If it was more serious, you might have suffered a broken bone or traumatic brain injury. The worst-case scenario might be one in which an elderly loved one falls and breaks a hip. At least one study indicates a hip break increases the risk of early death in older women.

How to spot an aggressive driver--and what to do

Keeping yourself safe on the road means knowing everything you can about your driving situation, from your vehicle's maintenance status and condition to the presence of hazards. When it comes to those hazards, they can take a variety of forms. Construction areas with people attempting to work by the roadside and the potential for falling debris are a whole different game from icy winter roads, but you have to be prepared for all three. You also have to be prepared for aggressive, unsafe, or reckless drivers. Here's how to spot them and protect yourself while you do it.

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