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Why are trucking accident different than car accidents?

The size, weight and force of a moving tractor trailer can make truck accidents disastrous, often resulting in serious bodily injury and death. Truck accidents are more complex than automobile ...
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What is a wrongful death claim?

It can be extremely difficult to cope when a loved one has been killed as a result of the negligent or reckless action of another. No monetary amount will ever compensate for that loss. If you lose a ...
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Attorney Ben Salango, Kanawha County's newest Commissioner, featured in Charleston Gazette Mail

Salango: Now is the ‘perfect time’ for Kanawha economic development Charleston Gazette Mail, February 24, 2017 by Lori Kersey If Ben Salango isn’t working at his law firm or coaching ...
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Ben Salango invited to present at West Virginia Association of Justice Annual Seminar

Founding member Ben Salango was invited to present at the West Virginia Association of Justice (WVAJ) Annual Seminar in February 2017. Ben's presentation "Anatomy of a Personal Injury ...
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What is medical malpractice?

Patients put their health in the hands of doctors every day. When something goes wrong as a result of a doctor’s or staff’s negligence, it can lead to injury and sometimes death. When this ...
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You've been in an accident, now what?

When filing a personal injury claim in West Virginia, one of the first and most important actions to take is to hire a knowledgeable lawyer who can help you file a claim. In West Virginia, the statute ...
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Sexual abuse on the rise in nursing homes.

CNN’s headline article today, Sick, Dying and Raped in America’s Nursing Homes, http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/02/health/nursing-home-sex-abuse-investigation/ revealed that, ...
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Rank-and-file employees are protected from political terminations.

As the Charleston Gazette recently pointed out, rank-and-file employees are protected from political terminations when a new administration takes over. Here is the editorial from the January 12, 2017 ...
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At will employment is not a license to discriminate

There is much confusion over "at will" employment. At will employment simply means that your employer does not need "cause" to terminate your employment. That does not mean, ...
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Ben Salango named one of WV's Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys

We are pleased to announce that Ben Salango has been named one of West Virginia's Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys by the Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. The Academy of Personal Injury ...
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Preston & Salango recognized by U.S. News and World Reports

We're pleased to be recognized again by U.S. News and World Reports as one of the Best Law Firms in America in both medical malpractice and personal injury litigation.
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Unnecessary stents at Raleigh General Hospital

Did you or a loved one receive an unnecessary cardiac stent at Raleigh General Hospital between November 1, 2009 and June 1, 2013? If so, time is running out to file your claim. In September 2013, ...
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Johns Hopkins study: Medical errors now third leading cause of death.

Researchers: Medical errors now third leading cause of death in United States By Ariana Eunjung Cha Washington Post Nightmare stories of nurses giving potent drugs meant for one patient to another and ...
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Preston & Salango Welcomes New Attorney

We are pleased to announce that Tera Salango has joined our firm! A former assistant prosecuting attorney, Tera has handled dozens of jury trials to verdict. Her trials have been featured Headline ...
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Doctor Confesses: I Lied to Protect Colleague in Malpractice Suit

From NPR Doctor Confesses: I Lied To Protect Colleague In Malpractice Suit September 23, 2016 by Marshall Allen Almost two decades ago, Dr. Lars Aanning sat on the witness stand in a medical ...
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Time matters when pursing a case

The aftermath of an accident or injury can be a very confusing time. Many injury victims don't know when to contact a lawyer or think that waiting to hire a lawyer won't affect the outcome of ...
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What is medical payments coverage?

What is medical payments coverage? In West Virginia, medical payments coverage is optional coverage you can purchase through your automobile insurer. This type of coverage can help pay for medical ...
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Are There Caps in Medical Malpractice Cases in WV?

Yes. Since 1986, the West Virginia Legislature has "capped" the amount of damages a person may receive for pain and suffering. Initially, the cap was $1 million. In 2003, the Legislature ...
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Raleigh Doctor Accused of Unneeded Surgeries

A New York doctor, Dr. Marcus Sodums, has testified against a former colleague, Dr. Donald Kenneth Glaser, claiming to have witnessed Glaser injure and kill patients by performing unnecessary ...
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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in WV

Nursing homes are entrusted to protect our loved ones. Unfortunately, all too often that trust is violated. Pressure sores, malnutrition, dehydration, broken bones, and falls are just some of the ...
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What is Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage?

What is Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage? If you have been in a motor vehicle crash, a question you may have is, “What happens if the person that hit me has no insurance or not ...
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Motor Vehicle Accidents - Why Hire an Attorney?

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of injury and death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics, more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 ...
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More than 2,400 Doctors Have Been Sanctioned for Sexual Abuse

A recent report indicated that after surveying the records of all 50 states, more than 2,400 United States doctors have been sanctioned for sexually abusing their patients. More astonishing than that ...
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Congratulations to Ben Salango & Our Trial Team for Securing a $548,000 Verdict!

On August 30, 2014, Larry Keeling, Jr. was operating his motorcycle on Route 119 heading home from his son’s youth football practice. The defendant, Kevin Hanson, had loaded a trailer full of ...
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Stay Connected with Preston & Salango, PLLC

If you or someone you care about has been injured or neglected, contact Preston & Salango, PLLC today. Our team of qualified and seasoned Charleston personal injury attorneys is committed to ...
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