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West Virginia Personal Injury Blog

Plant worker develops interstitial fibrosis with disabling breathing impairment.

Hartley Law Group, pllc recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of an employee and her husband in the Circuit Court of Berkley County, West Virginia as a result of her development of interstitial fibrosis ...
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Printer develops bladder cancer after working 15 years in check printing plant.

Hartley Law Group, pllc, along with Robert Pierce & Associates, recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a deceased employee's family in the Common Pleas Court of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania ...
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What You Need to Know About Medical Malpractice Law in West Virginia

An oversight or misstep made by a medical professional can result in catastrophic consequences, even death in the worst case scenarios. If you or someone you love suffered health complications at the ...
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$6M of Court Settlement Allocated to Support Rural Health Research in WV

A decade ago, the court case of William K. Stern, et. al. vs Chemtall, Inc., et al began. Plaintiffs in the case, which would eventually become a class action, were coal preparation plant workers and ...
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Hartley & O'Brien Recovers for Family of Patient Who Suffered Fatal Blood Loss During Dialysis Treatment

Hartley & O'Brien attorneys recently resolved a wrongful death lawsuit in Pike County, Ohio involving a patient who died from acute exsanguination during dialysis treatment. While conflicting ...
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Ongoing: Man Sues Azzo Orthopedics Over Botched Knee Replacement

Attorneys Dean Hartley and Mark R. Staun are representing a West Virginia man in a medical malpractice lawsuit for a surgical error that lead to further serious injury, additional medical procedures, ...
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West Virginia Has One of the Highest Rates of Work-related Deaths in Southeastern United States

No matter what our occupation is, we assume that we will come home at the end of each workday. As we say, "See you tonight!" or think about what to make for dinner, when to walk the dog, or ...
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Medical Negligence Lawsuit as a Result of Negligent Performance in Ankle Surgery

Hartley & O'Brien, PLLC recently filed a medical negligence lawsuit on behalf of a St. Albans, West Virginia woman as a result of negligent performance of ankle surgery by her orthopedic ...
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Patient Sues St. Mary's Hospital & Emergency Room Physician for Failing to Diagnose Severe Bacterial Blood Infection

Hartley & O'Brien, PLLC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of an Ohio resident for medical negligence in the Circuit Court of Cabell County, West Virginia. The plaintiff went to see his ...
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Mother Sues U.S. to Recover Costs of Care Associated with Child's Birth Defects & Other Damages

Hartley & O'Brien, PLLC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a West Virginia mother for medical negligence in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, ...
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Estate Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Plastic Surgeon for Delay in Diagnosis of Squamous Cell Skin Cancer

Through their attorneys at the Wheeling and Charleston law firm of Hartley & O'Brien, PLLC, the Estate of Jack C. Stephens, Sr. recently filed suit in the Circuit Court Brooke County, West ...
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Widow Files Suit against Joy Manufacturing for Husband's Development of Severe Form of Black Lung

Hartley & O'Brien, PLLC, along with Gianola, Barnum, Bechtel & Jecklin L.C. recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit for the family of a 54 year old coal miner who died as a result of ...
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Patient Sues Charleston Area Medical Center for Failing to Diagnose Compartment Syndrome

Hartley & O'Brien, PLLC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Raleigh County resident for medical negligence in the Circuit Court of Kanawha County, West Virginia. The plaintiff was admitted ...
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Lawsuit Filed for Contaminated Water in Boone Co., West Virginia

Hartley & O'Brien, PLLC, along with Redman & Payne, PLLC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of 98 individuals for property damage from coal sludge entering their well water. The Boone ...
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Union Pipefitter Sues for Asbestos Exposure Leading to Lung Damage

Hartley & O'Brien, PLLC recently filed suit on behalf of lifelong pipefitter in the Circuit Court of Marshall County, West Virginia. The Plaintiff, a union pipefitter, worked out of the ...
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Patient Sues Mercer County Orthopedic Surgeon Walid Azzo, M.D. for Botched Surgical Procedure

Hartley & O'Brien, PLLC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Virginia resident for medical negligence in the Circuit Court of Mercer County, West Virginia. After the plaintiff sustained a ...
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Pipefitter Files Suit against Axiall and Others Due to Chlorine Leak

Hartley & O'Brien, PLLC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of an employee of Simakas Company in the Circuit Court of Marshall County, West Virginia. The plaintiff, a union pipefitter out of ...
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Hartley & O'Brien Sponsors 2016 Debbie Green Memorial 5K

Debbie Green's Story In 1970, Debbie Green was a fun-loving 7-year-old girl who loved school, cheerleading, and playing with her friends… and then she was diagnosed with leukemia. After two ...
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Talc Powder Use Linked to Ovarian Cancer - Baby Powder Lawsuits on the Rise

Conventional wisdom regarding talc powder is that it's marketed as baby powder so it must be safe. However, recent lawsuits have alleged that long-term genital talc use is linked with ovarian ...
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Light The Night Event 2016 Supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The staff at Hartley & O'Brien once again participated in the Light The Night Event to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Hartley & O'Brien sponsored superhero capes at the ...
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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Light the Night Walk 2016

Hartley & O'Brien, PLLC will once again be participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk on Friday, April 22, 2016. As a part of our fundraising efforts for ...
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Da Vinci Robotic Surgery: Medical Marvel or Medical Menace?

One of the hottest trends in medicine over the last decade has been the rise of minimally-invasive robotic surgery. As of March 31, 2014, there were 2,116 da Vinci Surgical Systems installed in United ...
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Why Choose Hartley & O'Brien, PLLC

30+ Years of Experience in Personal Injury Our firm has earned a reputation of striving for the highest degree of professional and ethical standards, both inside and outside of the courtroom. Whether ...
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Do I Have a Case for Nursing Home Negligence?

Do I Have a Case for Nursing Home Negligence? Nursing Home Neglect vs. Nursing Home Abuse While there are many similarities between nursing home neglect and nursing home abuse, there is a key ...
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Benzene Exposure: What It Is and What It Does

Many Workplace Environments Use Benzene Benzene is a solvent used in a variety of industrial operations. It is a naturally occurring chemical found in wild fires, volcanic eruptions, and other similar ...
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