2021

Salango Law, PLLC recognized by Best Lawyers in America.

Congratulations to Ben Salango for being recognized by his peers as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for the tenth consecutive year in medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. Also, congratulations to Kristy Salango Smith and Patrick Salango for being recognized by Best Lawyers as “Ones to Watch.” Recognition by Best Lawyers is...
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August 19, 2021 in

I WAS IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT, NOW WHAT?

Being involved in a car accident in West Virginia can be a trying experience. Many hard working West Virginians are injured through no fault of their own and don’t know where to turn.  Many people wonder how to pay for an initial hospital visit or whether to talk to the insurance company. Each person’s...
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What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, physician’s assistant, dentist, pharmacist, obstetrician, chiropractor, optometrist, hospital and/or clinic) deviated from the standard of care causing harm or injury to the patient.  To pursue a medical malpractice claim, the patient must prove that the healthcare provider owed the patient a legal duty, that duty...
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What’s the difference between a bad outcome and medical negligence?

Every medical procedure has risks.  In fact, a medical procedure can have a bad outcome even when it is performed correctly. When a medical procedure turns out poorly, the issue is whether it was a known and accepted risk of the procedure or were the doctor or nurse negligent. Medical malpractice is the third...
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