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Widower files wrongful death suit against Cabell Health Care Center operators

Philip Gonzales Aug. 24, 2017, 12:59pm

HUNTINGTON – A Cabell County widower alleges negligence from a Culloden care facility contributed to his wife's death.

Two drug distribution lawsuits removed to federal court

Kyla Asbury Aug. 8, 2017, 2:25pm

CHARLESTON – Lawsuits filed by Chapmanville Mayor Raaimie Barker and the Mercer County Commission against the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy and multiple drug distributors have been removed to federal court.

Bell added to Bandwagon advisory board

Kyla Asbury Jul. 31, 2017, 3:48pm

CHARLESTON – Bandwagon has added Charleston attorney Harry F. Bell Jr. to its advisory board.

Federal judge rejects plea deal for alleged drug dealer

Kyla Asbury Jul. 7, 2017, 3:20pm

CHARLESTON – U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin shocked all involved in a criminal proceeding by rejecting an alleged drug dealer’s single count of distribution in favor of having him face a jury trial.

Four drug distributor lawsuits removed to federal court

Kyla Asbury Jul. 5, 2017, 2:32pm

CHARLESTON – Four lawsuits against drug distributors for allegedly contributing to the opiate epidemic have been removed to federal court. The lawsuits were filed by Mayor Charles Sparks, on behalf of the town of Kermit; Mayor Vivian Livinggood, on behalf of the town of Gilbert; Mayor Reba Honaker, on behalf of the city of Welch; and the Lincoln County Commission.

Daughter blames nursing home facility for father's death

Philip Gonzales Jun. 15, 2017, 8:06am

CHARLESTON — A daughter is suing Kanawha County nursing home facility operators, alleging their negligence led to her father's death.

Chapmanville mayor sues drug distributors for opioid epidemic

Kyla Asbury Jun. 9, 2017, 2:58pm

LOGAN – The mayor of Chapmanville is suing the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy and two drug distributors after he claims they are responsible for the opioid drug epidemic that has ravaged West Virginia.

Mercer County sues drug wholesalers, state pharmacy board for opioid epidemic

Kyla Asbury Jun. 8, 2017, 2:02pm

PRINCETON – Th​​​​​e Mercer County Commission is suing three major drug wholesalers, a physician and the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy after it claims they are responsible for flooding the state with prescription drugs.

Gilbert mayor sues drug wholesalers for prescription drug epidemic

Kyla Asbury May 22, 2017, 2:22pm

WILLIAMSON – Mayor Vivian Livinggood has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the town of Gilbert against the drug wholesalers and the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy for the prescription drug epidemic that has ravaged the state.

Two lawsuits filed against Trinity Health Care Services of Logan for injuries

Kyla Asbury Mar. 23, 2017, 6:44am

LOGAN – Two lawsuits have been filed against Trinity Health Care Services of Logan after the plaintiffs claim their loved ones were injured during their residency.

City of Welch sues drug companies for opioid epidemic

Kyla Asbury Feb. 14, 2017, 5:11pm

WELCH – The city of Welch is suing five drug companies it claims fueled the opiod epidemic in the state, making it the latest in a handful of cities and counties who have sued the drug companies.

Charleston attorney Sprague Hazard dies at 71

Kyla Asbury Feb. 8, 2017, 1:50pm

CHARLESTON – A Charleston attorney who was active in the community has passed away at the age of 71.

Town of Kermit files opioid lawsuit against five drug companies

Chris Dickerson Feb. 1, 2017, 8:26am

WILLIAMSON – The Mingo County town of Kermit has joined the list West Virginia, a handful of counties and a few communities that have filed lawsuits against five drug companies it claims helped fuel an opioid epidemic within in the town and across the state The suit, filed Jan. 31 in Mingo Circuit Court, names McKesson Corporation, AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation, Cardinal Health, Miami-Luken and HD Smith Corporation as well as former Kermit clinic owner Cameron Justice as defendants.

More counties considering lawsuits against drug wholesalers

Kyla Asbury Jan. 13, 2017, 3:26pm

HUNTINGTON – Several West Virginia counties are considering taking legal action against the drug wholesalers who shipped millions of painkillers into the state and fueled the opioid epidemic.

McDowell County sues drug companies for opioid shipments

Chris Dickerson Dec. 23, 2016, 1:55pm

WELCH – The McDowell County Commission has filed a lawsuit against three prescription drug wholesalers, claiming the companies’ shipments of opioids helped create the county’s drug epidemic.

Individual defendants dismissed in VALIC litigation, lawsuit settled

Kyla Asbury Sep. 30, 2016, 12:47pm

CHARLESTON – As part of a settlement agreement with the defendants, the individual defendants named in the VALIC litigation have been dismissed.

Woman blames nursing home for fall injuries

Philip Gonzales Sep. 1, 2016, 11:39am

WINFIELD — A former resident is suing Teays Valley Center, and Genesis Healthcare, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Widow says nursing home responsible for death

Philip Gonzales Aug. 31, 2016, 12:41pm

WINFIELD — A widow is suing 590 North Poplar Fork Road Operations LLC d/b/a Teays Valley Center and Genesis Healthcare LLC in a wrongful death claim alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Kanawha Co. woman sues Broadmore Senior Services for mother’s injuries, death

Kyla Asbury Jul. 18, 2016, 9:34am

WINFIELD – A Kanawha County woman is suing Broadmore Senior Services after she claims it failed to care for her mother, which led to her injuries and eventual death.

Putnam woman blames Broadmore Senior Services for husband’s injuries, death

Kyla Asbury Jul. 18, 2016, 9:10am

WINFIELD – A Putnam County woman is suing Broadmore Senior Services after she claims it failed to care for her husband, which led to injuries and, eventually, his death.