Blog Posts In March, 2019

How common is sexual abuse by a healthcare provider?

“First, do no harm.” The modern translation of the oath written by Greek physician, Hippocrates, is still held sacred by many physicians. Unfortunately, some physicians ignore their oath and use their…

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School bus accidents in WV

From 2004 to 2013, U.S. drivers were involved in 340,039 fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Of those, 1,214, were classified as “school-transportation-related,”…

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Uninsured Motorist Coverage

In West Virginia, uninsured motorist coverage (UM) is a state required insurance coverage that provides protection to individuals who suffer personal injuries in a motor vehicle accident as a result…

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Neck, back and head injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents

Car accidents and trucking accidents can cause serious injuries to your neck, back and head.  After a car accident or trucking accident, it is important to seek a medical examination…

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Skills to Look for in a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical malpractice cases are complex and require a law firm that specializes in medical malpractice and has a proven track record.  The lawyers at Preston & Salango, PLLC have the…

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Did your doctor or hospital commit medical malpractice?

In 2016 researchers from Johns Hopkins Hospital published the results of a study on medical mistakes estimating that medical errors result in 250,000 deaths each year. This estimate ranks medical malpractice…

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Kanawha County man sues driver, insurer after car collision

Kanawha County man sues driver, insurer after car collision WV Record By Bree Gonzales | Feb 28, 2019 WINFIELD — A man is suing an individual and an insurer citing alleged common law…

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Many birth injuries are preventable.

Many birth injuries are preventable. But doctors do not always tell you when they make a mistake. Medical providers are entrusted with the responsibility of anticipating problems in prenatal care…

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Estate holds medical providers responsible for man’s death

WV Record By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 30, 2019 BECKLEY — A decedent’s representative is suing a medical center, citing alleged negligence. Brenda Clements, executor of the estate of Charles Clements filed…

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Kanawha County, WV circuit judge denies all motions to dismiss in Matulis/CAMC cases

On Friday, March 1, 2019, after a four hour hearing, Judge Jennifer Bailey denied numerous motions to dismiss filed by Defendants Charleston Area Medical Center, Steven Matulis, Charleston Gastroenterology, and…

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