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Immunotherapy side effects and their misdiagnosis

Immunotherapy is a form of cancer treatment involving drugs that enable the immune system to fight cancer cells on its own. Compared to chemotherapy, it leads to milder side effects, but being in the experimental stage, it can mislead doctors in their diagnoses when patients are suffering from those effects. West Virginia cancer patients will want to know what they can do to prevent a misdiagnosis.

Side effects can arise for two reasons. A patient may have an allergy to any of the newer immunotherapy drugs, which can lead to a rash around the injection site, poor vision, and even swelling in the liver. Other side effects include fever, nausea, and dry mouth.

Harley-Davidson recalls popular sport and cruiser models

Harley-Davidson motorcycles are a common sight on the roads of West Virginia, and the company has invested heavily in advertising that portrays the brand as an iconic symbol of American freedom. However, it will soon be making an investment of a different kind, as a voluntary recall of more than 250,000 motorcycles is expected to cost the company nearly $30 million.

The recall covers Harley-Davidson's popular VSRC line of performance motorcycles and its iconic CVO Super Glide models. The problem addressed is an issue with actuator valves used in Harley-Davidson anti-lock braking systems that can become dangerously corroded when brake fluid is contaminated by moisture. The manufacturer seems to be blaming the problem on its customers by asserting that the corrosion only occurs when owners fail to replace their brake fluid and flush their anti-lock braking systems every two years. No parts are needed to fix the problem, and Harley-Davidson says that its dealers will begin flushing and refilling the braking systems of the motorcycles affected on Feb. 12.

Successfully navigating business litigation

With every business, there are ups and downs. In many cases, parties may not agree, and business litigation may be unavoidable.

If you find yourself in such a predicament, it is important to understand your options. There are a few ways to handle business litigation successfully. 

Court: Nurse's aide stays on West Virginia abuse and neglect list

It takes about an hour and a half to drive from Morgantown to Wheeling. One of its more than 30,000 residents recently suffered a legal setback when the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals denied her request to have her name removed from the Nurse Aide Abuse Registry.

According to a news report, the long-term care nurse aide worked at a Wheeling rehabilitation hospital when she was investigated for nursing home abuse and neglect.

Horrific Collision Between Tractor-Trailer and Mini-Van Results in Multiple Deaths

Four people, including two adults and two children no older than age 15, lost their lives in a collision with a tractor-trailer on West Virginia Turnpike in Mercer County. The four victims were in the mini-van when it was hit by a tractor-trailer after it crossed the median near the Camp Creek exit, according to wsaz.com

Two People Killed in I-79 Crash

A 47-year-old man and 80-year-old woman lost their lives in a collision that occurred on Interstate 79 south. Reports indicate that a Honda SUV traveling north on I-79 suddenly crossed the median and collided with a West Virginia Department of Highways vehicle (a Ford SUV). The two victims were in the Ford SUV. Investigators have yet to ascertain why the driver of the Honda SUV crossed the median, according to WSAZ.com

Fatal Collision Between Dump Truck And Passenger Vehicle In West Virginia

When a large commercial truck collides with a smaller passenger vehicle, the damage can be quite severe for the occupants of the smaller vehicle. For example, a tragic accident occurred in Jefferson County between a dump truck and a Chevy Cruze. 

I Was Hit By a Car in a Crosswalk

The last thing you expect when crossing the street, especially when you are lawfully inside of the crosswalk, is to be hit by a car. You have no bodily protection when you are walking, such as a safety belt and the body of a car surrounding you, so the likelihood of serious injuries is high. You may not realize the extent of injuries until days, and even weeks, after the accident. It is a good idea to consult with a West Virginia personal injury lawyer before too much time passes and details of the accident become vague. 

Medical Malpractice In West Virginia

At many points in our life we rely on the regular services of healthcare professionals, hoping that what is wrong with us will be made well through their medical expertise. However, healthcare professional make mistakes and those mistakes may be erroneous enough to lead to an injury. In the State of West Virginia, the great majority of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals are individuals that care deeply for their patients and dedicate their lives to rendering the best medical care possible. Yet even the most well-meaning health professional can deliver substandard care which leads to injury or even death. If you believe your doctor, nurse or healthcare professional made a mistake in your medical care that led to further injury, contact the medical malpractice lawyers at Brewer & Giggenbach, Medical malpractice can be a complicated process, yet the lawyers at our firm are here to assist you with the facts of your case and ensuring you receive just compensation. 

What Do I Do If I Was Hit By A Commercial Vehicle

If you were involved in a typical motor vehicle accident there are many questions that you may have when considering your various legal options. However, if you were involved in a car accident with a company truck or commercial vehicle you may feel at more of a loss as to what to what legal options are available to you in the State of West Virginia. There are differences to be considered when being hit by a company truck rather than being involved in an accident with an individual motor vehicle. If you have been hit by a commercial vehicle of any kind, contact the lawyers at our law office. We will be able to assist you in the process of filing a proper claim against the negligent company driver. 

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