Nursing Home Abuse

What is the average payment in a medical malpractice case?

Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. There are nearly 100,000 deaths annually as a result of diagnosis errors while 195,000 die in hospitals each year because of preventable mistakes. The National Practitioner Data Bank tracks all medical malpractice settlements. According to the Data Bank, malpractice victims were...
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What to do if your loved one was injured in a nursing home.

West Virginia has the third oldest population in America.  Placing a family member in a nursing home is a difficult decision. Families depend on nursing homes to provide competent care to their loved ones.  Unfortunately, nursing homes frequently cut corners and cause injuries to patients.  When a loved one is injured in a nursing...
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WV Nursing Home Injury Law

The decision to place a family member in a nursing facility is never an easy decision. When you place a family member in a nursing home, you expect that loved one will receive the care and attention he or she deserves.   Nursing homes have high overhead costs and can be very expensive.  As...
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Are there caps in medical negligence cases in West Virginia?

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...
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