Blog Posts in 2017

Liability for dog bite injuries in WV

According to the Center for Disease Control, each year in America, there are approximately 4.5 million dog bites with almost 1 out of 5 bites becoming infected. ...
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Natural gas explosions in WV

In our state of West Virginia, natural gas explosions are becoming more common with the growth of Marcellus Shale development. Unfortunately, this has also meant that more workers face injuries and ...
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When should I hire a lawyer after an accident?

After you are in a motor vehicle accident, the at fault party’s insurance company starts to act fast to try and ruin your claim. In order to fight for your rights in a motor vehicle accident, it ...
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Preston & Salango, PLLC Make List of 2017 Best Law Firms

According to the prestigious U.S. News Best Lawyers ranking, Preston & Salango, PLLC has been rated Tier 1 in the 2017 best personal injury lawyers in Charleston, WV. We don’t take this ...
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Coal Miner killed in Southern WV

Miner killed in southern W.Va. By MetroNews Staff in News | May 19, 2017 at 10:38AM PINEVILLE, W.Va. — A coal miner in southern West Virginia is dead after an accident overnight. The UMWA ...
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Medication errors injure 1.3 million people annually

Pharmacy errors occur across America on a daily basis. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Resources, “ Medication errors cause at least one death every day and injure ...
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Mount Sinai Hospital overbilled Medicare by $41.9M

Becker Hospital Review OIG: Mount Sinai Hospital overbilled Medicare by $41.9M by Ayla Ellison May 4, 2017 Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City failed to comply with Medicare billing requirements for ...
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How Do You Choose a Mesothelioma Attorney?

How Do You Choose a Mesothelioma Attorney? If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you are undoubtedly angry and frightened. We can help you hold those accountable for their ...
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Who is fleecing Medicare and Medicaid? The answer might surprise you.

There is a serious misconception about Medicare and Medicaid fraud in WV and elsewhere. Many people believe that the primary abuse of the system is by benefit recipients. While there are some who ...
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Sometimes it's more than mere negligence.

Sometimes it's more than mere negligence. Medical malpractice cases can take various forms. Over the years we've handled cases that go beyond simple negligence and amount to gross misconduct. ...
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Wrongful death law in WV

Do You Need A Wrongful Death Lawyer? Our attorneys at Preston & Salango have litigated thousands of complex legal cases. Some of the most tragic cases are those involving wrongful death. The ...
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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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