Recent Blog Posts
What Are Your Legal Remedies if Your Medical Records Are Wrongfully Disclosed?
Privacy of personal medical records is protected by federal and state law. Every person and organization involved in providing healthcare is obligated to keep patient medical records confidential. When providers fail in this duty and information ends up in the wrong hands, the law provides certain remedies for the individuals whose privacy has been compromised…. Read More »
T-Mobile Settlement Shows Companies’ Vulnerability to Data Breaches
T-Mobile, the nation’s second largest wireless carrier, has agreed to pay $350 million to settle multiple class action lawsuits stemming from a massive 2021 data breach that exposed the personal information of around 76 million customers, including more than 68,000 in West Virginia. It is the second largest data breach settlement in history, trailing only… Read More »
Suing Charitable Organizations for Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse victims in West Virginia and around the nation are finally getting a measure of justice for physical and psychological traumas suffered at the hands of members and employees of charitable organizations. Lawsuits across the country are holding revered institutions liable for harboring pedophiles and sexual predators who victimized untold numbers of people. Sexual… Read More »
What Happens if You Host a Gathering While in Quarantine?
Along with the serious health risks associated with coronavirus, Americans are burdened by quarantine orders and similar directives that forbid them from seeing their loved ones, even for major events such as holidays and birthdays. It can be tempting to try to break the rules, especially for people who believe that they don’t fall into… Read More »
Can You Bring an Emotional Distress Claim Related to COVID-19?
The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted the illness even if they feel fine. While the virus has existed in the United States for months, obtaining a test is still difficult… Read More »
Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus
Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that… Read More »
White Collar Crime Charges Demand an Early and Vigorous Defense
Charleston, WV white collar crime attorney aids those accused What is white collar crime? White collar crime refers to a full range of criminal offenses committed mainly by business professionals. Their common element is the diversion of money from its rightful owners by nonviolent means, such as fraud, embezzlement and insider trading. White collar schemes… Read More »
Knowing Your Rights When Facing West Virginia DUI Charges
Drunk driving is a common offense in the United States. According to MADD, 57 percent of drivers who died as a result of a crash had alcohol or drugs in their systems. Given its proliferation, it is important for West Virginia residents to be knowledgeable about the laws pertaining to drunk driving. West Virginia law… Read More »
When Can Police Make a Search Without a Warrant?
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects citizens against “unreasonable search and seizure” and sets basic requirements for a warrant based “upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” But it’s important to know that police don’t always… Read More »
What Are Noneconomic Damages in a Personal Injury Case?
If you have been injured due to another person’s careless, reckless, or deliberate act, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. The legal term for your losses is “damages,” and these are divided into two major categories, economic and noneconomic. Most of your economic damages are easy to calculate, because they come out… Read More »