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Clarksburg VA Medical Center Faces Whistleblower Lawsuit After 8 Deaths

Published on Sep 4, 2020 at 10:23 am in In the News.

Gregory Bee, a timekeeper in the patient care services department at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, says he’s the whistleblower in the string of patient killings at the facility. Bee worked at the facility from 2015 until April 2019.

According to the lawsuit filed in the North District of West Virginia, Bee is alleging he was wrongfully suspended for reporting a number of suspicious deaths. He is seeking reinstatement of employment and to be back paid wages and compensatory damages, along with several other monetary compensations.

While he was employed at the VA, Bee was responsible for updating standard operating procedures in the patient care department. In August 2018, he was instructed by the hospital to amend various policies regarding insulin. This included the security, storage, and administration of insulin, as well as the language concerning hypoglycemia. At one point, Bee was pressed by a supervisor on why the changes were taking so long. Bee didn’t understand why the changes were so important and claims he was the only employee outside of upper management at the facility who knew about the changes.

How to Overcome the Guilt of Causing a Car Accident

Published on Aug 26, 2020 at 2:29 pm in Car Accidents.

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Car accidents are traumatic events. When one happens, it generally takes some time for those involved to realize what has happened. Vehicular damage and physical injuries are a real possibility—the latter of which should be attended to immediately. But, what about the emotional injuries? How does a person go about overcoming the guilt of causing a car accident?

The emotional stress of causing a car accident, even if you were only partially at fault, can take a significant toll on a person’s everyday life. Let’s take a look at the concept of guilt after an accident, trauma reactions, and what steps you can take to overcome guilt.

How Often Do Slip and Fall Accidents Go to Trial?

Published on Aug 20, 2020 at 3:43 pm in Premises Liability.

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Even though we may see falls as minor, they can cause serious injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five falls causes a serious injury, like a broken bone or a brain injury. When your fall was caused by someone else’s negligence, like a wet floor without a warning sign, then your resulting injury was their fault. You shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden of your injuries alone.

Who Is Usually Targeted in a Product Liability Lawsuit?

Published on Aug 14, 2020 at 2:06 pm in Product Liability.

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When a product that was marketed to you as safe, or that you thought was safe, ends up harming you in unexpected ways, then you could have a product liability claim. Product manufacturers are responsible for testing their product to ensure that it is safe in the way that it is intended to be used. If those products are not properly tested, they are falsely advertised, or a batch was changed from someone’s negligence, then the product could cause serious harm, or result in a fatality.

Steps to Take When Appealing an Insurance Decision After a Collision

Published on Aug 6, 2020 at 1:26 pm in Car Accidents.

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As a responsible driver, you have auto insurance that, at the very least, meets the state minimum requirements. You may also have additional coverage or policies for specific situations. In the event you’re in a crash, you expect that coverage, or the coverage of the other driver, to take care of your expenses. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen.

When you file an auto insurance claim, an adjuster is assigned to your case. They will investigate what happened and ultimately decide what, if anything, you’re owed. In the event your claim is denied, it’s important to understand your legal rights and options. Let’s take a look at why claims get denied and what steps to take when appealing an insurance decision after a wreck.

The Difference Between an Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury

Published on Jul 23, 2020 at 1:18 pm in Brain Injury.

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Brain injuries can be life-changing. No matter the nature of the injury, when your brain is hurt, your healing process can be much different compared to any other body part because your brain controls your whole body. Some brain injuries are mild and are able to heal with minimal medical intervention, like minor concussions. But when a brain injury is severe and alters the way the brain functions, the result on that person’s life could be physically, emotionally, and financially catastrophic.

Who Determines Fault in an Auto Accident?

Published on Jul 16, 2020 at 3:15 pm in Car Accidents.

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As a responsible driver, you’re well aware of the risk of getting into a car accident. Unfortunately, there are a number of negligent drivers on the road who fail to follow traffic laws. In the event someone decides to drink and drive, drives while distracted, or disregards a traffic signal, they are at risk of striking another vehicle. If you’re injured in an accident, it’s important to understand how determining fault works.

What Types of Commercial Trucks Get Into the Most Wrecks?

Published on Jul 9, 2020 at 2:03 pm in Truck Accidents.

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The trucking industry keeps this country running. Tractor trailers that haul goods aren’t the only kind of commercial trucks, though. Commercial trucks are any kind of truck that is used for business. So that means dump trucks, delivery trucks, garbage trucks, tanker trucks, cement mixers, and refrigerator trucks are all commercial trucks as well as tractor trailers. What all of these trucks have in common is that they are all larger than regular motor vehicles, which means a collision with one can cause serious damage and injuries to passengers in a car.

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