An Overview of Noneconomic Damages in West Virginia

If you’ve been injured in West Virginia, you may be entitled to financial compensation, also known as damages. In West Virginia, damages are divided into two major categories: economic and noneconomic. Economic damages are relatively easy to calculate, as they include compensation for medical bills, lost income, and other injury-related costs. Noneconomic damages, on...
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Asbestos Litigation in WV Remains Largely Present

In West Virginia, asbestos cases are filed with “short form complaint.” This means that the master complaint in all asbestos litigation remains on file with the mass litigation panel. WV Ranks in Top 5 According to asbestos.com, over the past decade, West Virginia has continuously ranked in the top five U.S. states where asbestos related suits...
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Judge Denies Request to Dismiss OH Opioid Lawsuit

A magistrate judge has denied a request to fully dismiss a Summit County, Ohio lawsuit filed against the manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacies of opioids. This may soon have a major effect on hundreds of active lawsuits, increasingly influencing them to settle. A Breach of Duty Under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 Magistrate Judge David...
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