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Can I Sue if My Doctor Disobeys My Wishes?

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

A lawsuit recently filed against West Virginia University raises interesting questions about patient consent and the perils of signing consent forms without a full understanding of the document. Learn about the lawsuit below, and contact an experienced West Virginia medical malpractice lawyer if you or a loved one has been injured by physician misconduct…. Read More »

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Harpers Ferry Man Gets Third DUI, Injures Three in Crash

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Drunk drivers pose a serious threat to everyone on the road. They are a danger to themselves, their passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers. Yet even though we all accept the dangers of drunk drivers, it remains a pervasive problem. Each year, drunk drivers cause nearly 2,000 crashes in West Virginia alone. Across the country,… Read More »

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Pillsbury Flour Recalled in 10 States in E. Coli Scare

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Hometown Food Company, the company that owns the U.S. rights to multiple Pillsbury branded baking and dessert products, recently issued a huge recall of more than 4,600 cases of its Pillsbury brand flour. The recall is tied to fears about an E. coli outbreak and marks the second time Hometown has recalled a product… Read More »

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Safety Researcher Finds Back Seat Less Safe than Previously Assumed

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a private research group dedicated to testing vehicles for roadway safety. The organization has now published a study examining whether the back seat is as safe a place to travel as the front seat. Below, learn about the safety shortcomings of the back seat in a… Read More »

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West Virginia Nursing Home Facing Lawsuit over Resident’s Death

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

A nursing home in Logan, West Virginia is now facing a lawsuit for wrongful death filed on behalf of a deceased former resident. The nursing home has been accused of neglectfully allowing the resident to become malnourished before ultimately passing away. Learn more below, and contact a dedicated West Virginia nursing home abuse attorney… Read More »

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Federal Agency Scraps Proposed Train Safety Regulations

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

While not the most common type of vehicle accident across the country, railroad accidents are still a regular occurrence. Whether due to negligence in the operation of the train (improper switch error, signal and communication error, broken tracks, etc.), or negligent driving, train accidents are serious and often deadly affairs. Union members and safety… Read More »

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Feds Charge At Least 60 Medical Professionals and others for Improper Opioid Prescriptions in West Virginia and Six Other States

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

The overprescription and overuse of opioids has become a national crisis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, over 130 Americans die every single day from opioid overdose, on top of the thousands more that suffer from the daily effects of addiction or withdrawal. 70,000 people died from drug overdoses across the country… Read More »

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Head-on Collision between Two Trucks Results in Two Fatalities in Berkeley Springs

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

A recent local crash near Martinsburg has caused two deaths and led to serious injuries for a third person. Learn more below about the head-on crash, and contact our compassionate personal injury attorneys if you or someone you love has been hurt in a West Virginia car accident. Fatal car accident in Brosius Hill… Read More »

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Multiple Fatal Motorcycle Crashes in Monroe County, West Virginia

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Motorcycles can be fun, cost-effective, and generally exciting vehicles to ride. They are, however, much more dangerous than passenger cars. There are more motorcycle accidents per bike on the road than there are car crashes per car on the road in any given year, and the accidents are much more likely to be fatal…. Read More »

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Court Approves Final Settlement for Victims of West Virginia Dentist

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

A court in Charleston, West Virginia has recently approved the manner of distribution of a settlement to victims of a dentist who is currently serving a federal prison sentence. Learn about the claims against the dentist below, and contact our experienced Martinsburg medical malpractice attorneys if you’ve been the victim of a dangerous West… Read More »

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