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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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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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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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Nursing Home Infections on the Rise

A recent Columbia University School of Nursing five-year study of infection rates in American nursing homes found that a greater percentage of residents are experiencing infections, many of which are ...
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Airborne Dust from Mountaintop Mining Linked to Lung Cancer in Nearby Communities

Researchers from West Virginia University's Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center have recently published findings that reveal a causal link between mountaintop mining operations and lung cancer rates ...
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What to Expect in a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Take Immediate Action in Filing for a Claim When preparing to file a claim or pursue a lawsuit for mesothelioma, it is important to remember that each state has a statute of limitations for filing. In ...
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Do I Have a Case For Mesothelioma

Have you been exposed to dangerous chemicals? Mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos can be a life-threatening and devastating condition. It can be difficult for patients to take legal action without ...
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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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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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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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Learn About Your West Virginia Personal Injury Attorneys

If you are a West Virginian who has been injured because of another person’s negligence or carelessness, then you may be eligible for damages. For example, if you developed lung cancer because ...
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Steroid Product Recalled Due to Meningitis Contamination

Earlier this week, a compounding pharmacy recalled a spinal steroid injection after the Food and Drug Administration discovered fungal meningitis in containers of the product. New England Compounding ...
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Developments in Benzene Research

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (or IARC) is an arm of the World Health Organization that is charged with investigating cancer, and particularly the disease's causes. IARC reviews ...
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Welcome to our new West Virginia Personal Injury Blog

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new West Virginia Personal Injury Blog with an RSS feed located at /Blog/Entire-Blog-Feed/RSS.xml
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