Hartley Law Group Sponsors 2019 Bob Huggins Fish Fry Fundraiser

The Hartley Law Group, PLLC was proud to be a silver sponsor of the 2019 Bob Huggin’s Fish Fry Fundraiser, which took place on Feb 1st, 2019. The 7th annual fish fry benefited the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund and Remember the Miners Scholarship Fund. The event featured live music, activities, sport legends, […]

WVU Medicine Children’s Gala Raises $97K for Children’s Care

Each year, West Virginia University Medicine Children’s Hospital holds a charity gala so they can continue to provide innovative, high-quality intensive care services for women and children in the state. Serving neonatal, pediatric, and maternal patients, WVU Medicine Children’s has earned a reputation for excellence and state-of-the-art intensive care therapies, as well as emergency transport […]

Attorney R. Dean Hartley Reappointed to WVU Public Health Council

Since 2011, the founder of our firm – and prominent West Virginia personal injury attorney – R. Dean Hartley has been a member of the Leadership Council of the West Virginia University School of Public Health. By providing support and leadership for the School of Public Health, the Leadership Council helps the school’s members build […]

Hartley Law Group Donating $500,000 Towards Purchase of a Lung Bus for West Virginia

Hartley Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm is donating $500,000 to the West Virginia University Cancer Institute towards the purchase of a mobile lung cancer screening unit. Known as the “Lung Bus,” the mobile unit’s goal is to provide screenings for lung cancer throughout West Virginia and help decrease lung cancer […]

Class action filed against Equifax for failing to protect credit information

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Equifax Inc. after the plaintiffs claim it failed to adequately protect credit information and personal information.According to the suit, Equifax’s database storing the plaintiffs and class members’ information had been improperly accessed from May to July, by unauthorized third parties, which then caused credit harm and identity […]

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 States health care facilities and there are currently 11 facilities in West Virginia that have da Vinci Surgical Systems. Intuitive Surgical, […]

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 difference between the two. Abuse implies a specific intent to harm, but neglect is a breach of duty or a form of sub-standard care that results in harm. Negligence can occur […]

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 processes. Benzene is one of the most widely used chemicals in the United States. Benzene is used in processes of making several materials, including: […]

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 cancer. The link between talc powder and ovarian cancer dates back to the 1970s when researchers discovered talc particles embedded in ovarian and cervical […]

Radioactive Remains of Gas Drilling Dumped in West Virginia Landfills

In the natural gas industry, waste left over after horizontal drilling operations is colloquially referred to as “drill cuttings”. These cuttings typically contain significant levels of radiation emitting materials such as radium, uranium, and radon. Radium, a substance known to increase the risk of lymphoma, bone cancer, and blood disorders, is known to be particularly […]