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Settlement reached in American Renal Associates lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 30, 2017

LOGAN – A confidential settlement was reached in a lawsuit against American Renal Associates that alleged it was responsible for a woman’s wrongful death.

Marshall, WVU to receive $6 million for research, rural health

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 6, 2017

CHARLESTON – More than $6 million from a court settlement account has been transferred to West Virginia University and Marshall University to aid in research and rural health.

Man accuses Azzo Orthopedics of negligence during knee surgery

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 18, 2016

PRINCETON – A man is suing Azzo Orthopedics after he claims he was negligent during a surgical procedure.

Woman sues surgeon for breach of standard of care

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 20, 2016

CHARLESTON – A St. Albans woman is suing Dr. David L. Soulsby after she claims he breached the standard of care during her surgery.

Ohio man names 115 companies in asbestos suit

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 30, 2016

MOUNDSVILLE – A Bridgeport, Ohio, man is suing 150 companies he claims are responsible for his lung disease due to exposure to asbestos.

Trust sues state DHHR for minor’s sexual abuse

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 28, 2016

CHARLESTON – A trust is suing the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources after the trustee claims a minor was sexually abused in at least two separate facilities while in its care.

98 individuals say Alpha Natural Resources contaminated their water

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 21, 2016

WELCH – Ninety-eight individuals are suing Alpha Natural Resources Services LLC after they claim it contaminated their water with inorganic trace elements.

Middlebourne woman names 103 companies in asbestos suit

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 27, 2016

MOUNDSVILLE – A Middlebourne woman filed a lawsuit against 103 companies after she claims they are responsible for her husband’s death.

Couple accuses Sistersville Tank Works of causing husband’s cancer

By Robert Hadley | Mar 4, 2016

MOUNDSVILLE – A Wetzel County couple is suing a tank manufacturer over kidney cancer the husband allegedly suffered via exposure to its products.

Couple sues Grenadier Energy over oil and gas lease royalties

By Robert Hadley | Feb 19, 2016

MOUNDSVILLE – A Wetzel County couple is suing a natural gas exploration company, claiming it broke a contract promising them royalties for products extracted under an oil lease agreement.

Couple names 70 companies in asbestos case

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 11, 2016

MOUNDSVILLE – A couple is suing 70 companies they claim are responsible for an August mesothelioma diagnosis. John Lewis Lafferty was diagnosed with incurable and asbestos-related malignant mesothelioma on Aug. 25, according to a complaint filed in Marshall Circuit Court. Lafferty and his wife, Dorothy Lafferty, claim the only medically known cause for mesothelioma in America is exposure to asbestos dust and, over the course of his lifetime, John Lafferty was exposed to asbestos dust while wor

Charleston couple sues 18 firms for multiple myeloma diagnosis

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 23, 2015

MOUNDSVILLE – A Charleston couple is suing 18 companies it claims caused a diagnosis of multiple myeloma. Donald C.

Conspiracy alleged in man's asbestos-related death

By Angelino Menconi | Nov 4, 2015

MOUNDSVILLE — A Marshall County woman is blaming more than 50 companies for the asbestos-related death of her brother.

Mercer Co. woman says Beckley doctors improperly placed birth control device

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 26, 2015

BECKLEY – A Mercer County woman is suing two Beckley physicians for negligence, alleging they are responsible for an improperly placed birth control device. Plaintiff Melissa D.

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