Dozens of lawsuits have been filed against Dr. John H. Pellegrini since 2010 involving claims that Pellegrini sexually abused and harassed patients. Pellegrini also apparently continued to practice medicine at the Hope Pain Clinic in Beckley, West Virginia for two years after twenty women filed lawsuits against him in April of 2010 claiming that he sexually abused and harassed them. Fortunately, in November of 2012, The West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine suspended Pellegrini’s license to practice medicine, according to this Continue reading Dr. John H. Pellegrini sued for sexually abusing and harassing patients at Hope Pain Clinic in Beckley, WV
Under current West Virginia law, why are chemical companies like Freedom Industries “FREE” to store toxic chemicals next to our water supply without having to pass reasonable safety inspections? There is a loop hole in the law that allows chemical companies to sell, store, and distribute chemicals in West Virginia without having to pass inspections if they don’t make the chemicals.
This is presumably how Freedom Industries got away with storing the chemicals that poisoned West Virginia’s water supply in a “very old”, defective dyke. This law raises many questions including the following:
When it’s obvious that storing toxic chemicals near our water supply poses
Charleston, WV — It’s no surprise that “Lose weight” is one of the top New Year’s resolutions every year, according to CNN. Most of us have made this New Year’s resolution and not obtained the results we wanted. Fortunately, there is hope.
The good news is that new research shows why and how incorporating several small changes into our lives that will not only likely lead to weight loss, but more importantly to happiness and good health.
“Good health happens when the physical, emotional and social or environmental parts of our lives are in balance,” said Dr. Amy Crawford-Faucher, a family physician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
It’s common knowledge that people die and are needlessly harmed by medical negligence in hospitals ever year.
Less well known is the extent of this problem. A new article in Forbes magazine makes clear the vast scale of medical malpractice in American hospitals. And a new Study Says Real Cost of Medical Malpractice is 440,000 Lives a Year. The influential study by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) called To Err Is Human was published in 1999.
It revealed 98,000 people were dying every year from preventable errors in America’s hospitals.
“This was the ‘Silent Spring’ of the health care world, grabbing headlines for revealing a serious and deadly problem that required policy and action,” reported Forbes.
Because it’s all over the news these days, you have likely heard that football injuries can cause concussions, depression and even suicide. A concussion is a form of Traumatic Brain Injury (“TBI”), and the Center for Disease Control reports that 1.7 million Americans suffer from TBI each year.
This means that not only do football players suffer serious Traumatic Brain Injury, so do everyday West Virginians when they are injured in motor vehicle accidents, hurt on the job, suffer domestic abuse, get attacked in a fight, play sports, or are shaken. People
December 6th, is National Coal Miner’s Day. This is the day we officially take the time to recognize the valuable contribution coal miners have made and continue to make to our state and country. December 6th was chosen by the US Senate, thanks to Senator Byrd and others, because it marks the date of the nation’s deadliest coal mining disaster in Monongah, West Virginia back in 1907.
The Northern Appalachian Coal Mining Heritage Association plans a local event in Fairmont, West Virginia to pay homage to coal mining and coal miners. The inaugural event is called the Coal Mining Appreciation Day Swap Meet and
As the slogan goes, coal mining “helps keep the lights on” across the nation and is important to West Virginia’s economy. For hardworking coal miners, however, mining can also be deadly. For example, During the recent government shut down, a veteran miner who had worked underground for over four decades was killed in West Virginia.
Roger King, 62, from Moundsville, WV, became the sixth miner to die in the state this year. He was a dedicated coal miner for the past 44 years and had worked at the McElroy Mine for last 17 years for CONSOL Energy Inc. Roger was a devoted family man, U.S. Army Veteran and active member of his community.
He was one of three miners to die
Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for the blessings in our life and celebrate with our loved ones. However, surprisingly, the holiday is also one of the most dangerous on the roads of America.
In a recent story Forbes reported that Thanksgiving tops the list of deadly holidays in the United States. Fortunately, traffic deaths were down last year from a 26 year average according to the Department of Transportation. Below is some information that we hope will make a small difference in continuing this trend so we all can spend Thanksgiving in gratitude instead of grief.
Of course alcohol consumption causes automobile accidents and injuries on Thanksgiving like any other holiday. For
A recent head-on collision near Barboursville, West Virginia injured seven people earlier this month, some of them seriously. The TV station WSAZ3 reported on how days after the wreck, six of the seven people who were injured along U.S. 60 near Barboursville, WV remained in local hospitals.
The crash occurred on November 4, 2013, just before 6 p.m., about two miles east of the Merritt Creek exit on Route 60. “Barboursville Police say those still in the hospital are in stable condition, but some of them have serious injuries,” reported WSAZ3.
Accident reports stated a Ford Mustang heading east, and a Pontiac traveling west, collided head-on. The
Coal trucks are a familiar sight on the roads of West Virginia, which is good for the economy when coal truck drivers and companies are obeying the rules of the road. However, when they don’t, they are often the cause of serious accidents and injuries in and around the state’s mining areas.
In the span of less than a week there have been at least two coal truck accidents in West Virginia. Several people were injured in Raleigh County in an accident involving a coal truck and a car on November 1. According to reports on WVVA.com at least three people were taken to a nearby