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Can a Car Accident Cause Degenerative Disc Disease?

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Degenerative disc disease refers to pain some people feel when the discs between the vertebrae of the spine break down, or degenerate. Most people’s spinal cord discs break down over time, but only some people experience pain. A few things … Continue reading

What Is the Difference Between Negligence and Malpractice?

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During a medical malpractice claim in West Virginia, you may hear the term medical negligence and medical malpractice used interchangeably. The two terms, however, are not identical. They technically have two different definitions. Medical malpractice is the overarching practice area, … Continue reading

Who Is at Fault in a Parking Lot Accident?

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Many parking lots in West Virginia have been the settings of automobile and pedestrian accidents. Confusing parking lot designs, distracted and negligent drivers, and lots of pedestrians crossing, all increase the risk of parking lot collisions. West Virginia is a … Continue reading

What Is Post Concussion Syndrome?

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A concussion is the most common type of brain injury. It occurs when a traumatic bump or blow to the head affects the brain, making it bounce or twist around in the skull. A concussion can change the brain’s chemistry, … Continue reading

Who Is at Fault in a Rear End Collision?

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Most drivers believe that when a rear-end collision occurs, the trailing driver that strikes the other vehicle from behind is always at fault. This is true to an extent; a trailing driver has a responsibility to leave adequate space behind … Continue reading

Can You Sue for Misdiagnosis of Cancer?

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When a doctor delivers a misdiagnosis of cancer, the resulting damage can be incredibly harmful. Such misdiagnoses can result in mistakenly clearing a patient of cancer, or failing to accurately diagnose cancer, allowing it to worsen. A false positive could … Continue reading

Can You Sue for Vaccine Injury?

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Vaccines protect populations from communicable diseases and bacterial infections like diphtheria, measles, and polio. Today, most children receive a range of vaccines during their first years of life to protect them from these potentially fatal diseases. While vaccines are overwhelmingly … Continue reading

What Is Anesthesia Awareness?

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In a very small fraction of medical procedures, about one or two in every 1,000, patients experience a phenomenon called anesthesia awareness in which they essentially wake up during the procedure and become aware of their surroundings, despite being anesthetized. … Continue reading

Can I Claim for Asbestos Exposure?

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Asbestos exposure can lead to an extremely dangerous form of lung cancer known as mesothelioma. If you’ve worked near asbestos, discuss it with your doctor; people are not always immediately symptomatic for the cancer asbestos causes. Generally, asbestos exposure does … Continue reading

What to Do If Exposed to Asbestos at Work

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Asbestos is a substance that manufacturers used to produce insulation and fire-resistant materials. From the early 1900s to the mid-1990s, many companies used asbestos and asbestos products in building projects and commercial products, unaware of the dangers asbestos poses. Asbestos … Continue reading

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