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Calwell Commemorates Workers in “Anonymous Monuments.”

© 2016 W. Stuart Calwell, Jr. All Rights Reserved.

Mr. Calwell has always been a champion for organized labor and recently wrote about the often forgotten army of workers who build our bridges, roads, buildings, railroads, airports, offices and homes, the entirety of our infrastructure.  It is titled “Anonymous Monuments” and, as Mr. Calwell knows and describes, the hands of the skilled workers in our country are to be valued and respected.  You can read and/or listen to Mr. Calwell recite this powerful essay by clicking on this link: Anonymous Monuments

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 HIV screening for anyone who took a stress test at the clinic between March 1, 2012 and March 27, 2015. Gupta’s letter, which was sent… Read More »

The Calwell Practice Wins Prestigious 2015 Litigator Award

The Calwell Practice, LC 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, Automobile Accident, Harmful Drug, and Catastrophic Injury Litigation. BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: JAN. 12, 2016 — The Calwell Practice, LC, a trial law firm located in Charleston, West… 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 given but still encountered unforeseen consequences. Or you were not properly warned of potential side effects. If you have been harmed by a pharmaceutical drug,… 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 construction workers. Construction sites are one of the most dangerous places to work. Workers are constantly handling heavy equipment and hazardous substances, and working in… 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 or marijuana. The researchers looked at fatal accident statistics from nine states, including West Virginia. Between 1999 and 2011, there were 7,191 fatal accidents in… Read More »

Types of Defects in Product Liability Claims

Unfortunately, defective or dangerous products often make it into the marketplace. If you have been injured or made ill because of a malfunctioning product, you may have a product liability claim. When filing a claim, it is important that you clearly outline the problem with the product and how it harmed you. The different types… Read More »

Pedestrian Safety in West Virginia

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, pedestrian deaths make up 14 percent of the total traffic deaths in the United States. As more Americans choose to walk or run for transportation or exercise, more pedestrian accidents occur. Pedestrians suffer a variety of injuries in collisions with vehicles As can be expected, when a… Read More »

How Distracted Driving Can Affect Your Case

The statistics speak clearly: driving while distracted is dangerous — almost as dangerous as driving intoxicated. However, the direct effect driver distraction can have on your personal injury case is not always so clear. The fact that the other driver was distracted leading up to your accident is almost always a very strong factor in… Read More »

Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

Traveling on a motorcycle is inherently more dangerous than driving or riding in a car, not only because motorcyclists lack the protection of an automobile, but also because many car and truck drivers pay little attention to motorcycles. Even collisions that would be fairly minor if they occurred between two cars can cause serious injuries… Read More »