West Virginia drivers know that distracted drivers often display some of the same behaviors as drunk drivers. As the popularity of cellphones has grown over the last decade, so has concern regarding the consequences of distracted driving. While texting and driving is a relatively common reason for motor vehicle accidents, it is not the only risky behavior common behind the wheel.
West Virginia readers may have heard of the troubling reports in the media regarding the potential dangers of Essure contraceptive products. When these products were released more than 10 years ago, they were advertised as a quick and non-invasive way that women could get permanent birth control. Now, there are many concerned people speaking out about the dangers of the product and procedure, leaving the manufacturer vulnerable to potential products liability claims.
A team of researchers at West Virginia University has been working to reduce the number of coal mine accidents in surface mines. Traditionally, coal mine accidents are associated underground mines, but it is hoped that advancements in safety could improve conditions in surface mines as well. A new system has been developed to help miners prevent equipment-related accidents.
A West Virginia man has filed a lawsuit against Wheeling Hospital after he fell during an x-ray. The personal injury lawsuit claims that the defendants were negligent in their care of the patient, ultimately leading to exacerbated physical injuries. He was at the hospital to see his doctor after being diagnosed with a concussion.