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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 may discover a problem and issue a recall of a product on its own, while in other cases, the FDA will discover the concerns and… 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 compensation through a medical malpractice claim. However, determining the party to file the suit against might be difficult, because the liable party is not always… 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 state. In general, these damages may be split into two main categories: economic and noneconomic. Below is an overview of each category and what they… 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 vary. The most basic definition of neglect, however, is a failure of a caregiver — whether they are hired staff or family members — to… 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 personal representative or family member of the deceased brings the wrongful death claim on the victim’s behalf. These claims allow family members to seek compensation… 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. In most cases, damages only include financial compensation, as a tort is a civil wrong rather than a criminal offense. There are many different types… Read More »

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 »