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The Calwell Practice Changes Name, Solidifies Long-Term Growth

Charleston, W.Va. — Further expanding the footprint of The Calwell Practice, LC, founder and distinguished lawyer Stuart Calwell announced that his firm has changed its name to Calwell Luce diTrapano Read More

What to Do If Your Special Needs Trust Is Squandered by Its Trustee

Whether it is designed for an individual or part of a pool, a special needs trust requires honest, diligent supervision to best serve its intended beneficiaries. Poor decisions or selfish Read More

Failure to Order Colonoscopies Increases Risks of Misdiagnosing Colon Cancer

According to the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources, colorectal cancer is the state’s second leading cause of cancer-related death. This type of cancer can be easily treated Read More

Five Steps to Take Immediately After Learning Your Infant Is Injured in Delivery

The devastation of learning that your newborn was harmed during birth or in the womb can be all- encompassing, making it difficult to know what to do next. But whether Read More

Alcohol and Drug Withdrawal in Custody Can Be Deadly

A person who is dependent on alcohol or drugs should never be forced to go "cold turkey" while in jail or prison without close medical supervision, monitoring, and treatment by Read More

Suicide in Prison Is Not an "Individual Choice"

(orig. release date Jan. 30, 2019) Surviving family members are often mislead to believe their relative's suicide was a private decision or was an individual choice. But thinking of suicide while Read More

The Cost of the Opioid Crisis on West Virginia Grandparents

The national opioid epidemic has taken a harsh and unexpected toll on older adults with grown children — especially in West Virginia, where the overdose rate is higher than it Read More

What to Do When Your Bank Breaches Its Fiduciary Duty

In a West Virginia case filed in September 2018, two trust beneficiaries sought to take Huntington National Bank to court for allegedly making poor investment choices and trust administration decisions Read More

Personal Injury Protection and West Virginia Insurance Requirements

Personal injury protection (PIP) is a common coverage option auto insurance providers offer. It covers medical expenses and, in many cases, lost wages in the event of an accident. The Read More

Tips for Negotiating an Injury Claim with an Insurance Company

If you have suffered an injury in a car accident, you may need to negotiate a settlement with either your insurance company or the insurance carrier of the other driver. Read More

What Is a Class Action Lawsuit?

A class action lawsuit is a type of civil claim filed by one person or party on behalf of a larger group that either has a similar claim or has Read More

West Virginia’s Comparative Fault Rules for Personal Injury Claims

In 2015, West Virginia adopted a new set of modified comparative negligence (also known as comparative fault) laws for personal injury claims. The bill was signed into law March 2 Read More

How Courts Determine Personal Injury Damages

There are many different variables that may affect the full dollar value of your personal injury claim in West Virginia. While every case is different, there are a few common Read More

How to File a Personal Injury Claim

If you have been injured in an accident due to another person’s reckless actions or negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. This would give you Read More

How Does an FDA Recall Work?

Occasionally, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues a recall of a product when the agency determines it is either defective or potentially harmful in some way. A company Read More

Who Can Be Held Responsible in Medical Malpractice Claims?

If you or a loved one has suffered injury or illness due to negligence on the part of doctors, nurses or other hospital staff, you may pursue a case seeking Read More

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