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Leading Personal Injury and Employment Law Attorney in Southern West Virginia

The Bayless Law Firm is a full-service personal injury law firm helping victims of auto accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect and more in Charleston, Princeton and throughout southern West Virginia. We help our clients obtain the maximum compensation due to them by negotiating and litigating verdicts and settlements as well as helping them through the challenging process of obtaining Social Security Disability benefits where applicable.

In addition to the firm’s personal injury practice, firm founder and principal attorney Kathryn (“Kay”) Bayless is a leading employment law attorney who represents victims of wrongful termination, employment discrimination and workplace harassment based on race, sex, religion, disability, age and other protected factors.

A Record of Success in West Virginia Personal Injury and Employment Law Cases

With hard work and persistence, the Bayless Law Firm has achieved hundreds of excellent results for our clients through settlements and verdicts in West Virginia state and federal courts. Our record of success speaks for itself, and the numerous referrals we get from other lawyers reveals our reputation for excellence in professionalism and legal ability. Kay Bayless has been a national leader in the legal community in the areas of labor and employment and personal injury trial law. We stay current and on the cutting edge of legal developments to deliver the very best legal services to our clients in need. If you have been injured or suffered workplace discrimination in Kanawha or Mercer County or anywhere in southern West Virginia, contact the Bayless Law Firm for a free initial consultation with a dedicated and experienced attorney with a record of results.

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Personal Injury Practice

When you've been hurt because another person was negligent or reckless, or because a company didn't take the time to make a safe product or provide a safe workplace, it can be hard not to feel taken advantage of. Although injured through no fault of your own, you are the one saddled with medical bills, missing work or losing your job, and suffering through a painful recovery or learning to live with a permanent disability.

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About Kay Bayless

Kay Bayless is the 2010 recipient of the Wiedeman and Wysocki service award from the American Association for Justice and was named Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2010 by the West Virginia Association for justice. She has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a top trial attorney in West Virginia and has been named a "Super Lawyer" for seven consecutive years and a "Best Lawyer in West Virginia" for eight years running.

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Verdicts &
Settlements

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$250,000.00 Settlement

Dental malpractice. Dentist negligently performed apicoectomy after failed root canal; injury to trigeminal nerve.

Confidential Settlement

Medical malpractice. Doctor's failure to diagnose breast cancer resulting in death to patient.

Confidential Settlement

Medical malpractice. Doctor and hospital's negligent treatment of diabetic patient, failure to diagnose.

$275,000.00 Settlement

Race discrimination. Local college engaged in racial and other discriminatory practices towards a male coach.

Confidential Settlement

Sex discrimination. An agent claimed that State Farm engaged in sex discrimination during her employment.

$511,630.69 Verdict

Breach of contract. A former employee brought a breach of contract action against a local hospital.

Confidential settlement

Medical negligence. Mother of two young children died as result of birth control medication prescribed negligently.

$5,350,000.00 Verdict

Sexual assault. Physician (endocrinologist) sexually assaulted a patient.

$2,222,847.87 Verdict

Medical negligence. Physician failed to timely diagnose and treat blood clots forming after casting a fractured metatarsal.

Confidential Settlement

Insurance Bad Faith. State Farm refused to pay homeowner's insurance claim resulting from fire loss.

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