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August 2017 Archives

Coal mine accidents: Man's body discovered on surface of mine

Individuals who work within certain fields of employment may face certain levels of risk on a daily basis. Although safety protocols and equipment may have led to a significant increase in safety among professions such as mining, coal mine accidents continue to occur at an alarming rate. A recent accident under similar circumstances has reportedly claimed the life of a 51-year-old man in West Virginia.

Johnson & Johnson loses another products liability lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson is a name West Virginia parents have trusted for years. The company is well-known for its mild hygiene products that are marketed to be safe on babies. Because of their presumed safeness for use, some adults have also used the company's talcum-based products on themselves for various uses throughout the years. Unfortunately, there is a possible link to cancer with the consistent use of J&J's talcum-based products. A jury in another state just awarded $417 million to one woman in the products liability lawsuit she filed against the company, claiming a link between J&J products and her terminal cancer diagnosis.  

Wrongful death: Collision claims life of 34-year-old woman

Head-on collisions can be some of the most dangerous accidents a person might experience, each of which runs the risk of ending in serious injuries, or worse. Many families in West Virginia and elsewhere have lost someone close under similar circumstances, in some cases at the hands of a negligent driver. Those forced to endure the loss of a loved one due to negligence could choose to seek guidance in pursuing restitution through a wrongful death claim.

Fatal coal mine accidents surpass numbers from previous year

Coal mining deaths across the country have already surpassed numbers from the previous year, which some consider cause for concern. With the inherent risks of working in and around coal mines, companies in West Virginia and elsewhere are constantly developing new strategies to increase employee safety. Unfortunately, despite advancements in workplace safety procedures and equipment, coal mine accidents continue to be a significant issue.

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