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How to recognize nursing home abuse

Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Most of us at some time in our lives need to help prepare our loved ones for nursing home or assisted living as they age and need more ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unsafe Injection Practices Can Cause Serious Harm

Unsafe injection practices at Raleigh Heart Clinic in Beckley, WV have caused alarm and, in some instances, serious injuries. Nearly 2,400 patients have been warned about possible exposure to ...
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