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Blog Posts in 2013

Attorney R. Dean Hartley Participates in Panel Discussion at 8th Ann. Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues

Hartley & O'Brien, PLLC is a West Virginia personal injury firm that is dedicated to recovering compensation for victims of toxic chemical exposures. From factory employees to rubber workers ...
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VICTORY FOR INJURED WORKERS IN WV SUPREME COURT

Deborah Harris filed suit against CSX Transportation, Inc. asserting that her deceased husband's work on the railroad, and particularly his exposure to diesel exhaust, caused his development of ...
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Leukemia

One of the various forms of blood cancers, Leukemia is focused in the blood and bone marrow. The cause of this type of cancer is a rapid rate of production from white blood cells which are abnormal. ...
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Multimillion Dollar Verdict in Medical Negligence Case

Hartley & O'Brien attorney Mark R. Staun and co-counsel Kathryn R. Bayless of Princeton, West Virginia obtained a $2,222,847.87 verdict against Orthopedic Surgeon Walid Azzo, M.D. in the ...
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NIOSH Finds Fracking Workers Exposed to Excessive Silica Dust

Crystalline silica, which is found in most types of rock and becomes airborne as dust, has been associated with serious diseases for many years. As early as 1974, the National Institute for ...
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Dean Hartley to Speak at National Benzene Conference

Dean Hartley, a frequent speaker on benzene and evidentiary issues, has been asked to speak at the upcoming Harris Martin National Benzene Litigation Conference to be held in Chicago on September 19 ...
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Ohio Family Files Lawsuit Against Nursing Home for Wrongful Death

Hartley & O'Brien recently filed a wrongful death civil lawsuit on behalf of an Ohio family in Marshall County, West Virginia Circuit Court as a result of the care a family member received at ...
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African-American Files Lawsuit Resulting from his Discriminatory Firing

Hartley & O'Brien along with Atkinson & Polak recently filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of an African-American who was wrongfully terminated because of his race. Suit was filed in the ...
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W. Va. State Screen Printer Files Lawsuit Resulting from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL) Diagnosis

Hartley & O'Brien along with The Segal Law Firm and Warner Law Offices recently filed a civil lawsuit in Marshall County, West Virginia Circuit Court on behalf of a screen printer employed in ...
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Fracking Explosion in Doddridge County

On Sunday morning, July 7, 2013, an explosion occurred at a hydraulic fracturing operation in Doddridge County, West Virginia, near the community of New Milton. At least five people were injured in ...
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Dean Hartley Elected to WVU Alumni Association Board of Directors

R. Dean Hartley, one of the founding partners of law firm of Hartley & O'Brien, PLLC, was recently elected to a six-year term as a member of the WVU Alumni Association Board of Directors. The ...
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What is a Toxic Tort?

A toxic tort is a particular type of personal injury lawsuit in which the injured person claims that his or her exposure to a chemical caused their injury or disease. People are typically exposed to a ...
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4 Things to Consider When Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

Toxic chemical exposure, particularly exposure that occurs on the job can cause life-altering, if not life-threatening injuries for the victim. Whenever someone's health, safety and wellbeing have ...
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South Carolina Mechanic Files Lawsuit Resulting from Multiple Myeloma Diagnosis

Hartley & O'Brien along with The Bailey Law Firm recently filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of an automobile mechanic in Beaufort County, South Carolina Commons Pleas Court against various ...
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FELA & Railroad Injuries

The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) is a United States federal law that gives interstate railroad workers that have been injured, sickened or killed during the course of their employment the ...
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Natural Gas Fire in Tyler County

Late Thursday, April 11, 2013, a flash fire at a natural gas facility near the town of Wick, in Tyler County, West Virginia, injured four people. Unfortunately, two of the victims later passed away ...
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