Medical Malpractice Attorneys and Judge Fight Caps on Damages

Circuit Judge, Ronald Wilson, joined the West Virginia Supreme Court on a temporary basis to hear a challenge to the state's law which capped non economic medical malpractice damages. Medical malpractice attorneys say that Wilson, although his position was not a majority among the court, acted as a strong advocate for victims of medical negligence who may seek damages. Some argue that non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, are frivolous and should not exceed a certain amount for victims and their families. Wilson combated this argument by saying, "spend a day in their shoes if you think mental pain and loss of enjoyment are … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Leads to Two Lawsuits for West Virginia Facility

Accidents do happen, especially when it comes to the elderly and disabled. Unfortunately, more often than not, accidents in nursing homes and long term care facilities are a result of nursing home abuse from the staff or administrators. These accidents and cases of abuse and neglect are also usually not isolated incidents. If one resident is being abused, then there are probably others. Teays Valley Center, a Putnam County, West Virginia nursing home, was named as a defendant in two wrongful-death lawsuits filed in Putnam County Circuit Court on June 23, 2011. Teays Valley Center Named Defendant in Two Wrongful Death Suits In one of the … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Negligence in West Virginia Takes Life

A woman in West Virginia has filed a lawsuit against the nursing home that she believed killed her family member via nursing home neglect. The suit was filed by Angela Black of West Virgina against HCR Manorcare in Kanawha Circuit Court. The wrongful death suit claims that Rose died after receiving poor care which led to malnutrition, dehydration, untreated bedsores, and infection. While there, Rose suffered mental and physical trauma, and ultimately, death. Manorcare is a huge network of nursing homes with over 500 facilities in 32 states. The Mininno Law Office has blogged on the poor conditions and negligent care of Manor Care … [Read more...]