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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 »

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 »