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Medical Malpractice 101: Standards of Care and Your Legal Rights

Sep 21, 2017 12:35:00 PM / by Stealey Law & Mediation posted in Medical Malpractice

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Despite efforts to mitigate their occurrence, medical errors by doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers result in a significant number of injuries and deaths every year. It’s important to note that not every treatment that results in the degradation of the patient's condition(s) or in failure to restore health constitutes medical error or malpractice. Instead, malpractice occurs when there is professional negligence by healthcare providers or facilities.

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How Distracted Driving Impacts Personal Injury Cases in West Virginia

Sep 20, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Stealey Law & Mediation posted in Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Distracted Driving

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Distracted driving has emerged as a disturbing trend that poses a serious threat — not only to preoccupied drivers, but to other drivers. Accidents caused by this unsafe practice have seen a major uptick in recent years due to the widespread use of smart phones while driving. Whether to text or post to social media, phone distractions are dangerous.

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Truck Accident vs. Car Accident Claims in West Virginia

Sep 12, 2017 2:25:17 PM / by Stealey Law & Mediation posted in Auto Accidents, Truck Accidents

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While automobile and truck accidents have many aspects in common with each other, in certain respects, they differ greatly. Due to the specialized knowledge required to successfully resolve these types of matters, it’s important that you hire an attorney who knows the ins and outs of truck accident law if you’ve suffered an injury from an accident involving a truck.

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Welcome to "Legally Speaking" where we cover topics ranging from medical malpractice to distracted driving in personal injury cases. Jim was the co-host of a television program called "Legally Speaking" on Network West Virginia as well as a legal analyst for the local TV station and several radio stations. With 38+ years of experience, Jim Stealey provides client representation in a compassionate and dedicated manner. 

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