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West Virginia Nursing Home Employee Accused of Abuse & Neglect

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Last month, as we closed out 2018, a West Virginia nursing home employee was arrested on abuse and neglect charges, bringing attention to a troubling epidemic that we need to watch out for and work to stop in the new year. On December 28, West Virginia state police arrested a nursing assistant working at… Read More »

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Federal Administration Rolls Back Oil Train Safety Requirements Based on Faulty Data

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Under the Trump administration, train safety requirements have been rolled back, as the current data that prompted these changes is said to be faulty. In 2015, Mount Carbon, West Virginia, suffered one of the worst train crashes in modern U.S. history. A CSX Transportation train hauling 107 cars carrying millions of pounds of crude… Read More »

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Family of Pedestrian Accident Victim Awarded $7.6 Million in Wrongful Death Accident

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

The family of a young woman who was killed in a pedestrian accident has won a claim against the driver who left the scene of the accident that killed her. Learn more about the wrongful death accident in West Virginia, and contact a dedicated West Virginia hit-and-run accident lawyer for help after a car… Read More »

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Rates of Drug and Alcohol Use among Doctors and Nurses Could Affect Error Rate

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Few professions demand the attention and mental sharpness required of physicians and nurses. The smallest mistakes in calculating a dose or performing a procedure could have lethal consequences for patients. In fact, errors by medical professionals are believed to be the third-leading cause of death in the US. This pressure to perform at such… Read More »

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Deli Meat Manufacturer Recalls 9.1 Tons of Meat and Poultry in Listeria Scare

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods, whose deli products are sold in grocery stores and markets such as Kroger, Wegmans, and BJ’s Wholesale Club in states including West Virginia, recently issued a recall for more than 9 tons of pre-cooked deli-sliced meat and poultry products based on a fear that the products were contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. … Read More »

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Non-Economic Damages in West Virginia Personal Injury Cases

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Personal injury matters such as car accident lawsuits, medical malpractice, and wrongful death suits often have more at stake than just the immediate medical costs associated with the plaintiff’s injury. There are additional consequences that stem from these injuries, both physical and non-physical, and while no amount of monetary reward can completely make up… Read More »

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Automated Driving Systems Come with Risks

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

A recent crash in Utah has drawn renewed attention to potential safety concerns with vehicle automation systems. Specifically, experts question whether drivers understand the continued need to remain engaged in the driving process, even while automation systems are running. Read on to learn more about this issue, and contact our Martinsburg personal injury attorneys… Read More »

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Doctors’ Association Issues Updates to Recommendations on Safe Car Seat Use

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

No matter how careful a driver you are, one of the most dangerous things your child does on a regular basis is take rides in the car. Car accidents are a leading cause of injury and death for small children. By carefully installing and using car seats, parents and child guardians may be able… Read More »

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The Growing Danger of Drugged Drivers

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Driving while high has always been seen as dangerous. But now that drug-impaired driving is rapidly moving to overtake drunk driving as the biggest risk to drivers on U.S. roads, we must be more responsible than ever with drug use. A recent study from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association found that nearly half of… Read More »

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Martinsburg Woman Charged With DUI After Four-Vehicle Crash

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

A Martinsburg woman has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) causing serious bodily injury and related traffic offenses after she caused a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 in April. Read on to learn about the accident, and contact an experienced West Virginia car accident attorney with any questions about alcohol or drug-related… Read More »

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