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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Essure Contraceptive Injury Claims Persist After $1.6B Settlement

Bayer, a German pharmaceutical company, has agreed to pay $1.6 billion to settle lawsuits claiming that its Essure contraceptive implant caused serious injuries. According to Bayer, the settlement covers 90 percent of an estimated 39,000 U.S. claims by users alleging injury from the nonsurgical birth control implant. The company is continuing talks with counsel for… Read More »

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 »

Can I Claim Future Medical Expenses in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

If you have been seriously injured from an auto accident, a slip and fall, or medical malpractice, you have probably accumulated a fortune in medical bills. You’d like to settle your claim to recoup those losses, but when you’re still receiving treatment for your injuries, you don’t know how long you may require medical care…. Read More »

What Is the “Open and Obvious” Defense to Premises Liability Claims in West Virginia?

In the last few years, West Virginia has seen the state Supreme Court abolish the “open and obvious” defense to premises liability accidents, only to have the state legislature pass a statute in an attempt to restore the defense. But exactly what does the open and obvious defense entail, and how can it affect your… Read More »

Negotiating with an Insurance Company for Fair Compensation

If another party caused significant injuries to you or a loved one in West Virginia, you may find you need to file a claim with an insurance company and deal with a claims adjuster. While these insurance industry professionals can seem very helpful, you must keep in mind that their job is to minimize the… Read More »