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How Often Does First Responder Negligence Cause Injury?

Published on Mar 5, 2020 at 10:00 am in Medical Malpractice.

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After an accident that causes an injury, whether minor or major, first responders will most likely come to the scene to either evaluate you or transfer you to a hospital for more care. You expect them to provide adequate care in the meantime, but sometimes the opposite happens. Emergency medical teams are sometimes understaffed, have a lot of people to tend to on the scene, or make the wrong decision during a crucial time, which can lead to negligence of some patients and cause injuries.

Obtaining Your Medical Records in West Virginia After a Car Accident

Published on Feb 20, 2020 at 2:28 pm in Car Accidents.

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Immediately following an automobile crash, it’s imperative to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Not only will this ensure you receive necessary medical attention, but you’ll be maximizing your chances of recovering completely in addition to building the evidence your personal injury claim will need later.

While obtaining your medical records in West Virginia after a car accident isn’t particularly challenging, it’s important to understand your legal rights, how the process works, and how your records could be used in the event you file a car accident claim to seek compensation for your losses. Let’s start by taking a look at the laws pertaining to medical records in West Virginia.

When Is It Time to Remove a Loved One from a Nursing Home?

Published on Feb 13, 2020 at 10:20 am in Nursing Home Abuse.

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It’s hard to make the decision to place a loved one into a nursing home. Even if you want to take care of them on your own, sometimes a facility has better resources available for your loved one in their old age. But it can be an even harder decision to remove them from the nursing home if it isn’t the right fit for their needs.

When a long term care facility is no longer working for your loved one, you should get in contact with an experienced lawyer from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress in Charleston. We can help you stand up for your loved one if they have been mistreated by the nursing home who was supposed to be taking care of them. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons you might need to remove your loved one from a nursing home.

Debunking the Myths About Deer Crossing Accidents

Published on Feb 6, 2020 at 1:08 pm in Car Accidents.

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Deer collisions happen every year. They often happen without warning and can cause a lot of damage. There is a lot of information about deer crossing out there, but some information that’s passed around may not be accurate. It’s important to have correct information so you can drive safely. The team at DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, LLC want all West Virginia citizens to be prepared for deer crossing season and how to safely navigate the roads and avoid collisions.

Tips for Filing a Personal Injury Claim Against a Business

Published on Jan 30, 2020 at 1:07 pm in Premises Liability.

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When you go to a business to shop their inventory or just mill around, they become liable for your safety because you are on their premises. Though they are not liable for absolutely any injury you might suffer on their property since they cannot prevent every type of injury, there is an expected duty of care that they must provide for you.

When Can a Broken Bone Be a More Serious Injury?

Published on Jan 16, 2020 at 1:10 pm in Personal Injury.

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Most of us have broken a bone at some point in our lives. Some have broken or fractured more bones than others, but for the most part, it’s a common experience. Since it’s such a typical occurrence, we might not always take a broken bone as seriously as we should.

When you experience a high-impact break, many things can go wrong that make the break a more serious injury. While millions of people break a bone every year, around 300 of those cases are compound fractures, according to an article published on the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

A compound fracture, also known as an open fracture, is when the skin is punctured by the bone, exposing the wound to the outside air. This is when a broken bone becomes the most dangerous because there are risks for many complications. Whether you were injured in a car crash, while playing a sport, or in a slip and fall accident, you could use a lawyer for your case. Before we discuss legal action, let’s take a look at when a broken bone can be a more serious injury.

New Law Changes Coming to West Virginia in 2020

Published on Jan 2, 2020 at 7:07 pm in Legal Information.

With a new year comes new laws. While it’s possible a number of laws pass every year that do not impact your day-to-day life, it’s important to stay on top of the decisions state legislators are making. You never know what laws could apply to you in the future. In West Virginia, there are a number of new law changes coming in 2020. Let’s take a look at the requirements regarding REAL IDs, charter schools, and changes to DUI conviction records.

A Brief History of Employment Litigation in the United States

Published on Dec 30, 2019 at 4:00 pm in Employment Law.

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Not only should you feel comfortable at your job, but you should be aware of what your employer legally can and can’t do. That’s where employment litigation comes in. Employment law covers many different facets of a workplace, including workers’ comp, discrimination, medical leave, benefits, wrongful termination, and much more.

Since the full history of employment law is long and hard to understand, we’ve made a condensed version of the most influential documents you should know about. Employers and employees alike should have an understanding of how employment litigation works so that each party knows the legal parameters in case the law is broken.

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