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Congratulations to founding member, Ben Salango, on his selection to Super Lawyers.

Congratulations to founding member, Ben Salango, on his selection to Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are ...
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Birth Injuries in WV

Birth injury attorneys serving west virginia While most births in West Virginia and across the United States occur with no problems, there are birth injuries happening every day despite adequate ...
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A Guide to Basic West Virginia Trucking Laws

A Guide to Basic West Virginia Trucking Laws Tractor-trailers are staples of the American economy and provide a much-needed service to businesses in each state. We depend on these vehicles, but ...
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Truck Accidents: Answers to Common Questions

Truck Accidents: Answers to Common Questions Truck accidents entail a lot of complex decisions. You must make smart decisions when talking to any representative of an insurance company. We have truck ...
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Nursing home abuse is unacceptable.

tWatching our parents, grandparents and relatives grow older is difficult. As those we love age we worry about our lives without them and do the best we can to take care of them. Often we put our ...
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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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