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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

What Are Economic and Noneconomic Damages?

The types of damages you can recover in a personal injury claim depend on the type of case, the circumstances of your accident and injuries, and the laws of your Read More

An Overview of Nursing Home Neglect Law

Neglect is a specific form of nursing home abuse. Defining the term can be difficult, as neglect can take a variety of forms and the facts of each case can Read More

How Do Wrongful Death Lawsuits Work in West Virginia?

The process for moving ahead with a wrongful death claim in West Virginia is much the same as that in a personal injury claim. The main difference is that the Read More

Understanding the Basics of Tort Law

“Tort” is basically an old-fashioned way to refer to damages in the legal world. A tort is any civil wrong inflicted by one person, entity, or business on another person. Read More

Understanding the Basics of Tort Law

“Tort” is basically an old-fashioned way to refer to damages in the legal world. A tort is any civil wrong inflicted by one person, entity, or business on another person. Read More

Calwell Commemorates Workers in “Anonymous Monuments.”

Stuart Calwell is a founding member of Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC. Stuart has nearly 40 years of experience practicing law in the state and federal courts of West Virginia and Read More

Hepatitis and HIV Testing Urged for Beckley Clinic’s Stress-Test Subjects

Several viral hepatitis cases appear to be linked to cardiac stress tests administered in Beckley’s Raleigh Heart Clinic. Accordingly, state health commissioner Rahul Gupta recommended hepatitis B, hepatitis C and Read More

The Calwell Practice Wins Prestigious 2015 Litigator Award

Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC named 2015 Litigator Award Winner. Having been conferred this prestigious National Award, the firm ranks among the Top 1% of all lawyers for: Toxic & Environmental, Read More

Do You Have a Drug-Related Liability Claim?

When your doctor prescribes you medication, you expect it to make you feel better. However, sometimes the drugs do not do what you anticipate. You followed the directions you were Read More

Leading Causes of Fatalities on Construction Sites

According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), 3,929 workers were killed on the job in the United States in 2013. Of that number, 796, or 20 percent, were Read More

Half of Young Driver Accident Fatalities Involve Marijuana or Alcohol

According to a study led by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, 50 percent of young drivers who died in car accidents were under the influence of either alcohol Read More

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