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Economy might be cause of high number of medical malpractice suits in West Virginia

By Dawn Brotherton | Jun 24, 2016

CHARLESTON — West Virginia ranks ninth in the nation for malpractice lawsuits, and the head of the state's medical association believes one of the key reasons is the depressed economy. Zippia recently released a report on medical malpractice lawsuits across the United States. Louisiana had the highest number of lawsuits at 44.1 per 100,000 residents. Hawaii is the least litigious malpractice state with only 4.9 lawsuits per 100,000 people. West Virginia, at No. 9, had 29.6 lawsuits for each 100,

Attorney General seeks to eradicate drug abuse, incentivize safe pain management strategies

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 28, 2016

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging a large malpractice insurance company to discount premiums for doctors who further their education in treating pain with non-opioid alternatives.

PERSONNEL FILE: Hurney honored for work with physicians

By Staff reports | Sep 5, 2014

CHARLESTON – Jackson Kelly attorney Thomas J. Hurney recently was presented with The Robert L. Ghiz Award for Outstanding Service to the Physician Community of West Virginia by the West Virginia Mutual Insurance Company (WVMIC) at the 2014 Healthcare Summit of the West Virginia Medical Association.

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