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Conclusions of Investigation into Tracy Morgan Crash Find Evidence of Problems with Long-Haul Driving Logs

By Bayless Law Firm PLLC |

Last July, we described the lawsuit that Tracy Morgan filed against Wal-Mart and other responsible entities for injuries he received in a crash with a Wal-Mart tractor-trailer. That lawsuit has since been settled for an undisclosed sum. Since then, an investigation into the causes of the crash has uncovered that the driver of the… Read More »


Makers of Nausea Drug Sued Based on Birth Defect Claims

By Bayless Law Firm PLLC |

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), makers of the drug with the brand name Zofran (also known as Ondansetron), have been subject to countless lawsuits nationwide for birth defects believed to have been caused by this drug. The drug Zofran was originally designed for the purpose of treating nausea in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. This was the use… Read More »

motorcycle crash

Two Killed and Five Injured in Motorcycle Crash

By Bayless Law Firm PLLC |

A group of motorcyclists driving through Lesage, West Virginia were injured in a crash, and two were killed. The group, participating in the Heritage Hog Rally in Huntington, West Virginia, were driving on Route 2 in Lesage and turning into the parking lot for Hillbilly Hot Dogs, a popular eatery and tourist destination. While… Read More »


Former Employee Sues Monongalia County General Hospital for Age Discrimination

By Bayless Law Firm PLLC |

Alleging that he was wrongly fired, a former longtime employee of Monongalia County General Hospital has filed a lawsuit against the hospital. John Sansone had worked as a monitor technician in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital for over 30 years. In his lawsuit, he claims that the harassment began in 2012, when… Read More »

elderly fall

Resident of Nursing Home Dies After Fall, Husband Claims Death Could Have Been Prevented

By Bayless Law Firm PLLC |

Gladys Gerlach, a former resident of Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, suffered a fall at the Center in December of 2012. After that fall, Gladys went into cardiac arrest and experienced respiratory failure. She died the day following the fall. Pursuant to this tragic course of events, Gladys’… Read More »


Woman Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Charleston Hospital

By Bayless Law Firm PLLC |

A woman has brought a lawsuit against her obstetrician, Dr. Leila Sakhai, and FemCare PLLC, a company for whom Dr. Sakhai worked, for the death of her infant daughter. The mother, Meaghan Bogacz, was admitted to Charleston Area Medical Center Women and Children’s Hospital when she was in labor. Dr. Sakhai was Ms. Bogacz’s… Read More »


Class of Exotic Dancers Files Employment Law Claim against Club

By Bayless Law Firm PLLC |

A group of exotic dancers working for the company Ranson Golden Horseshoe, Inc. has brought a lawsuit against the club where they worked for violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act. The lead plaintiff, Lisa Harvey, claims in her suit that the club did not… Read More »

Employment law

Three New Laws Affecting West Virginia Employees Set to Go into Effect

By Bayless Law Firm PLLC |

The 2015 session of the West Virginia Legislature has resulted in numerous laws reducing the amount of protection afforded to West Virginia employees. Below you’ll find a summary of changes to laws and remedies that employees can seek in court. 1) Employers have more time to pay you after you quit or are terminated,… Read More »


Young Man Suing Wheeling Hospital for Fall in X-Ray

By Bayless Law Firm PLLC |

A young man is suing Wheeling Hospital for injuries he claims he incurred when left unsupported in an X-ray machine. Brandon Frey was initially injured in April of 2013 while playing basketball at his high school, when he hit his head on a wall, then on the ground when he fell. Two days later,… Read More »

Big Rig Truck

Big Rig Tires at Greater Risk of Damage and Accident at High Speeds

By Bayless Law Firm PLLC |

Accidents caused by big rig truck tires are on the rise. Of the 14,000 fatal accidents tied to big rigs, tractor trailer trucks, and buses occurring between 2009 and 2013, ultimately causing some 16,000 fatalities, 198 crashes and 223 fatalities involved the failure of big rig truck tires. A recent investigative report uncovered that… Read More »

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