When it hired outside lawyers to represent it in lawsuits against the opioid industry, Harris County agreed to pay a contingency fee of 35%, more than double the rate in Dallas County and equal to the highest in the state.
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HUNTINGTON — A daughter is suing a Putnam County health care facility, alleging medical negligence led to the death of her mother.
HUNTINGTON — A Cabell County motorist is suing a vehicle owner and operator, alleging negligence caused injuries.
HUNTINGTON – A widow is seeking damages from multiple entities over a collision on Interstate 64 that caused her husband's death.
HUNTINGTON – A lawsuit was filed over a crash off of Interstate 64 where a vehicle fell approximately 100 feet over a bridge and the driver of the vehicle was killed.
CLEVELAND – Plaintiff lawyers in national opioid litigation chose their executive committee so poorly that a federal judge made them choose again. A protest against the original committee had rung out from West Virginia. As a result, four lawyers lost seats, and five replaced them.
West Virginians first had to face the epidemic of addiction to opioids. Now there’s an epidemic of opioid lawsuits. Who's responsible for the first epidemic, in addition to the drug abusers, is subject to dispute. The ones responsible for the second epidemic are known.
HUNTINGTON – A Huntington-based firm is leading a legal team that recently has filed nearly a dozen federal lawsuits on behalf of government agencies from Ohio and Alabama against drug companies for their alleged role in the opioid epidemic.
CHARLESTON – Cardinal Health has filed a motion for summary judgment or partial summary judgment as to all claims.
HUNTINGTON – A man is suing the United States after he claims his son suffered severe injuries from a medical professional’s deviation from the standard of care.
PINEVILLE — An employee is suing a railroad company, alleging its negligence led to him being injured.
HUNTINGTON – A retired firefighter is suing the city of Huntington and Mayor Steve Williams after he claims the city wrongfully altered his health benefits.
CHARLESTON – The Cabell and Kanawha County Commissions have filed lawsuits against four drug distributors and five pharmacies they claim contributed to the state’s prescription drug epidemic.
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.
CHARLESTON — A Mingo County woman is suing a foster care provider, alleging insufficient measures and negligence caused her daughter's death.
WAYNE – A Wayne County man is suing Spring Branch Bore Goat Ranch after he claims he was injured while feeding horses.
HUNTINGTON – An Ohio man is suing HIMG after he claims it is responsible for his wife’s death. Ultimate Health Services Inc. is doing business as Huntington Internal Medical Group.
HUNTINGTON – Huntington attorney Paul Farrell Jr. won 9 percent of the vote in last week’s state primary election.
WAYNE – A Prichard man is suing Mountaineer Contractors Inc. after he claims it breached an agreement with him. Samuel A. Brown owns and resides on 12.642 acres in Butler District of Wayne County in Prichard, according to a complaint filed Jan. 6 in Wayne Circuit Court.