West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

31 Years of Marriage

31 Years of Marriage

When we marry, we hope it will be a fairy tale marriage lasting forever. Some marriages work out and unfortunately, a lot more don’t these days. I’ve been very blessed to still be madly in love with my husband.

Little League Baseball Season

Little League Baseball Season

My son, Andrew, is nearly 38 years old and I can still remember all those days we spent at the Sistersville Park during baseball season. Eating hot dogs and sloppy joes for supper, late baths, washing baseball uniforms till midnight to be worn the next day…those were some busy days. Before Andrew ever starting playing baseball, I used to feel sorry for all those parents sitting in lawn chairs for hours on end watching their child “play” ball.

May is National Physical Fitness Month

May is National Physical Fitness Month As May is National Physical Fitness Month, I’d be remiss if I didn't take the time to reflect on what being physically fit has brought to my life. The list goes on and on. I personally make sure that six days a week, I go to the gym to lift weights followed by some cardio. I decided nearly two years ago to make this a part of my daily life during my first year of college. My decision was based on health. As a type 1 diabetic, I want to make sure I’m doing all in my power to manage my disease, making myself the healthiest, and happiest, version of myself possible. By taking full control in the gym (and kitchen, too!), I found every aspect of my life to get better.

Medical errors may be third leading cause of death in the U.S.

Medical errors may be third leading cause of death in the U.S.

According to researchers at Johns Hopkins, medical errors may actually be the third leading cause of death in this country. The study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), calls attention to the inadequacies of death certificates in correctly identifying an individual’s cause of death due to medical errors; and recommends changes for measuring national vital statistics to facilitate better understanding of deaths due to medical care.

OSTEOPOROSIS

OSTEOPOROSIS

Osteoporosis means "porous bones." Our bones are strongest at about age 30 then they begin to lose density. More than 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, which is significant bone loss that increases the risk of fracture. About half of women 50 and older will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. While some factors are inevitable and uncontrollable, there are three main lifestyle changes WOMEN AT ANY AGE can implement and take control of their health to ensure healthy bones, which I will list below later.

Where In The World Is Spring?

Where In The World Is Spring?

Weather in the Northern Panhandle is always a bit erratic. But this year’s weather has been so topsy-turvy that it’s downright maddening. In late December, there was a stretch of almost summerlike weather when I was tempted to pull out my shorts. Then came the craziness. Snow, followed by melting, freezing and more snow. Then the warm weather returned, not just for a day, but for nearly a week. Warm, sunny, and comfortable--just enough to fool you into thinking that the seasons might actually be changing. But, no, it wasn’t really spring after all! Before you knew it, there was more frigid weather right around the corner. To make things worse, we’ve already had a bout of hail and a thunderstorm that came out of no where and overwhelmed the storm drains. The result was flash flooding, mud slides and general mayhem on the highways.

This Is Why I Do It

This Is Why I Do It

In all the years I’ve been a paralegal, I am periodically reminded why I do it. It’s what drives me and it makes me want to find justice. My heart truly goes out to each person and family that I meet. From a professional standpoint, this may not be a good thing or even a healthy attribute, but I wouldn’t change that part of me. This isn’t about me. It’s about injured people and their families.

Safety Tips

Safety Tips

I recently read this article and thought it may save a life. A group of imprisoned rapists and date rapists were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim. Here are some actual facts:

Cicadas - THEY'RE HERE!

Cicadas - THEY'RE HERE!

The 17-year Cicadas have arrived. I don’t know if I was imagining this or not but I was out on my deck at lunch today and I was hearing some sort of clicking or crackling sound. I looked around and there about a foot from me perched on the railing was a Cicada—large wings and red eyes—just as I remembered. I then found several of the shells lying about near my house and I saw one trying out its newly unfurled wings flying a little lopsided with no direction in mind. Eeek!!!

The Importance of Asking

The Importance of Asking

Recently, I found myself reminded of an extremely important fact of life - unless you ask, the answer will always be 'no.' When I began the spring semester this year, I set a goal to reach a 4.0 GPA. I was determined to reach it. Throughout the entirety of the semester, I spent an appreciable amount of time writing papers and proofreading them weeks (sometimes months) before they were due. I honestly put in full effort. Most of my peers viewed me as 'crazy' for writing so early and preparing for finals that seemed so far away. However, I knew that by doing this, I could spend finals week somewhat more relaxed than the rest, and I could have more confidence in knowing I tried my very best.

recent verdicts & news

Winning Experience: Read about our Appellate Decisions, as well as our Verdicts and Settlements.

Recent cases: Kilgore v. Bedi, (Ohio County, West Virginia, 2013) - Medical Malpractice, Personal Injuries - nearly $900,000 Verdict

-- Turkoly v. Gentile et al., Verdict, $5,100,000.00(Medical Malpractice, Mahoning County, Ohio, 2013) -- Cox v. Personal Service Insurance Company, (Belmont County, Ohio, 2012) - Bad Faith Insurance Practices - $10,000,000.00 Verdict;