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March 2015 Archives

Lawsuit filed against mining companies for man's death

According to court documents, a woman has filed a lawsuit against several companies for her husband's West Virginia coal mine death. The woman's lawsuit alleges the companies acted negligently, and their combined negligence resulted in his fatal mine accident. The complaint was filed in Kanawha Circuit Court on Feb. 4.

The extent of nursing home neglect and abuse

If an elderly West Virginia resident can no longer care for themselves, their family members may decide to move them into a nursing home. However, nursing homes are often coming under fire due to allegations of abuse and neglect of the residents in their care. A report that was released on March 16 demonstrated just how common abuse and neglect may be.

3 injured, 1 killed when driver misses exit

According to reports, a South Carolina man was killed and three people were injured when he apparently missed his exit. The accident occurred on March 6 around 11:30 p.m. in Charleston on Interstate 77 southbound past the 35th Street exit.

Manager dies in coal mining accident

One mining company manager has died from injuries suffered in a coal mining accident in West Virginia while two others had to be hospitalized. One of the miners has been released from the hospital. Workers from California to Maine migrate every year to work in the coal mines, and this accident raises more questions about what further measures should be taken to prevent injuries in the mines.

Elder abuse in residential care facilities

Elder abuse and neglect are troubling issues that may concern family members whose loved ones reside in a nursing home. A study conducted by Cornell reviewed factors that were involved in the escalation and causation of abuse. West Virginia residents may be surprised to learn that many instances of abuse are actually caused by a fellow resident as opposed to a staff member.

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