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Lawsuits Mount Over Recalled Allergan Biocell Textured Breast Implants

The global recall of the Allergan Biocell textured breast implant has prompted a spate of U.S. lawsuits against the manufacturer, a Dublin-based pharmaceutical giant. The July 2019 recall followed recommendations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after the product was linked to anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL), a cancer of the lymphatic system that… Read More »

Should I Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident in West Virginia?

In general, you should always consult with a lawyer to see if you have a case regarding your recent auto accident. Most reputable personal injury law firms offer free consultations in order to determine if you have a solid car accident case which dictates whether they will be willing to take it on. In your… Read More »

How Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage Works

If you have been injured in a car accident in West Virginia, you might find that the at-fault driver didn’t carry enough insurance to cover your medical bills and other out-of-pocket costs — or perhaps had no insurance at all. You will then have to file a claim against your own insurance policy’s uninsured (UM) or… Read More »

Understanding Contingency Fees in Personal Injury Cases

When hiring a lawyer, it is important to understand not only what fee is being charged but also how it is to be paid. While there are many different types of fee arrangements, the most common are the flat fee, the hourly fee and the contingency fee. The last one — which is standard in… Read More »

Your Legal Remedies for Defective Hip Replacements

Advanced medical technology has made once-rare surgeries like hip replacements commonplace today. While most patients enjoy an improved quality of life, those with defective implants have found their health declines greatly. Some of the most commonly used hip replacements contain a metal that deteriorates, causing metallosis — the deposit of debris in soft tissues around… Read More »

Lawsuits in Gear Over Weight-Loss Drug Belviq

If you or a loved one has been taking the weight-loss drug Belviq or Belviq XR, you may already know that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has requested it be taken off the market due to an increased cancer risk. The FDA is recommending that patients immediately stop taking Belviq and call their doctors… Read More »

Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus

Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that… Read More »

Can You Bring an Emotional Distress Claim Related to COVID-19?

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted the illness even if they feel fine. While the virus has existed in the United States for months, obtaining a test is still difficult in… Read More »

Communicating With Your Ex About COVID-19 Custody Issues

During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through difficult situations. Though this situation… Read More »

Who Gets the Stimulus Check When Spouses Are Separated or Divorcing?

Going through a divorce is stressful enough, but the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the United States presents additional complications for spouses who have decided to split. In addition to changes that might need to be made regarding custody and visitation arrangements while travel is restricted, negotiations over property division need to address any new economic… Read More »