Sometimes, a car accident happens from being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Most of the time, even if this is the case, the accident took place because of another driver's negligence. You could be going about your day, driving along, and get into a serious accident at the fault of another person on the road. You may have suffered serious injuries, leaving you worried about how you will recover, return to work and replace or fix your vehicle.
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.
In West Virginia wrongful death cases, people whose negligence causes the death of another person may be held civilly liable to the family members of the victim. If the person whose negligence caused the injury was working for his or her employer in the course of his or her job at the time of the accident, the employer may also be held liable in a wrongful death lawsuit.
On Oct. 31, a Putnam Circuit Court Judge signed orders finding a former medical doctor civilly liable for $44 million in suits by 13 individuals. Amounts varied in each case. Many of the judgments were default judgments. The former physician was found to have performed negligent surgeries, surgeries for which he wasn't qualified, improper surgeries, unnecessary surgeries and surgeries without obtaining consent, as well as improperly using medical equipment.
On Friday, Oct. 25, a serious accident in Berkeley County took the life of a 29-year-old motorcycle rider. Later that night, another accident in Pendleton County took the life of a 52-year-old driver and left another two individuals with serious injuries. Both of these accidents involved a single vehicle.
Hospitals and skilled nursing facilities have a duty to protect their patients from any preventable harm that may occur while patients are in their care. Unfortunately for many patients, these facilities sometimes fail in their duty. That is what may have happened in West Virginia, as a woman's estate is bringing a wrongful death lawsuit against a nursing home that allegedly failed to provide adequate care.
The vast majority of wrongful death lawsuits never make the news wire, and medical negligence happens every day without much attention from the watchful eye of the public. That is why, with Michael Jackson’s case set for a jury, the attention could have far-reaching effects even for those people in West Virginia.
A widower has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a West Virginia medical facility after his wife suffered cardiac arrest and died. He asserts that her wrongful death was due to her physicians' errors. He specifically accuses her doctors of "negligence, carelessness and marked deviation from the standard of care."