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Does your chronic pain condition qualify you for disability?

West Virginia readers know that chronic medical conditions can affect many aspects of a person's life, including a person's ability to work. Even conditions that many consider to be relatively minor can have a significant impact on a person's abilities. Some of these conditions, such as complex regional pain syndrome, are chronic conditions that actually develop as a result of a previous injury.

Don't fall asleep on your claim after a drowsy driving accident

Drivers get behind the wheels of their vehicles while tired all the time. You have probably done it, as well as every other driver in West Virginia. However, there is a major difference between driving while a little sleepy and driving while so exhausted that it's dangerous. In such circumstances, drowsy driving can have catastrophic, even fatal consequences.

What you do after your car accident could impact your recovery

When a car accident happens, it often leaves those involved with serious injuries, unexpected medical bills and other losses. Dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic accident can be traumatic itself, but you do not have to walk through this intricate process alone. If you are a victim, knowing what to do in the days and weeks after a collision could have a direct impact on your recovery. 

Seeking damages for victims of nursing home abuse

Placing a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult, complicated decision for any West Virginia family. Often, this step comes as the result of a loved one being unable to meet his or her own basic needs, or because he or she needs medical or physical assistance. Every facility that provides inpatient care for elderly adults has the responsibility to provide quality care and service. 

Why are traffic accidents deaths climbing again?

Does it seem to you that more stories of fatal car crashes cover the internet and print media? It seems as though there is a sad tale of a death at least once a week, if not more, nationwide. That perception could be more right that you know, at least for 2016.

What happens when a medical device is under a recall?

When a medical device recall goes into effect, it could mean that your health and safety are at risk. Prompt action from the company and your quick action to have the issue resolved could have a significant impact on the damage that a defective medical device can cause. However, if you have a device that is under recall, you would be wise to learn if there was a violation of your rights in any way.

Are you unable to work because of a cancer diagnosis?

Cancer is a sickness that can take a toll on every area of your life. From your ability to care for yourself to your ability to work, this type of disease can take a significant toll, financially, physically and emotionally. For many individuals, the treatment required to fight this disease can be devastating and leave a person weak, sick and disabled.

Fighting back against a denied car insurance claim

After a car accident, you need your insurance company to step in and do what you paid them to do. Insurance coverage for West Virginia drivers can be quite expensive, and when you give these companies your hard-earned money, it is with the expectation that you will have coverage for losses and damages in the event of an incident. 

Will your work history affect your disability claim?

If you are unable to work due to a significant medical condition, you likely have major concerns regarding your ability to support your family and pay for daily expenses. At this point, you may wish to file for Social Security benefits, but without a qualifying work history, you may not be able to secure benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance.

Elder abuse in nursing homes: Fight back for your loved ones

Your West Virginia family may face the need to place a loved one in a nursing facility due to a mental or physical condition that requires extensive, knowledgeable care. While many of these facilities provide excellent care and compassionate service for their patients, that is not always the case. Unfortunately, some nursing homes are guilty of neglect and other forms of elder abuse.

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