Since 1986, the West Virginia Legislature has “capped” the amount of damages a person may receive for pain and suffering in medical negligence cases. Initially, the cap was $1 million. In 2003, the Legislature reduced the non-economic caps to $500,000 for those victims who suffer wrongful death, permanent and substantial physical deformity as well...Continue Reading
Fourth lawsuit filed against Kanawha County Board of Education for abuse in special needs classroom.
A fourth lawsuit was filed Friday, September 25, in the ongoing litigation over abuse at Horace Mann Middle School in Charleston, West Virginia. In May, two lawsuits were filed against Kanawha County Board of Education alleging that a teacher and two aides abused special needs children at Horace Mann Middle School. Anthony Wilson, 45,...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading