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Lawsuits Filed Over Power Morcellator Cancer Risks

According to the American Association for Justice (AAJ), as many as two dozen product liability lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers of laparoscopic power morcellators - medical devices used during the removal of uterine fibroids. The lawsuits were prompted by serious risks that power morcellators may spread undetected cancer from the uterus to other parts...

Mani Ellis & Layne Represents Resident of Dunbar Center Nursing Home

The West Virginia nursing home abuse attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne are currently representing a client who received horrendous care while a resident at Dunbar Center - a nursing home and rehabilitation facility located in Dunbar, West Virginia. After working with experts to investigate the conditions and care provided by the facility, our legal...

PSC to Investigate West Virginia American Water Co. Over Handling of MCHM Leak

Residents of the Kanawha Valley and surrounding areas have issued multiple complaints over West Virginia American Water Company's handling of the recent MCHM leak. In response, the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) announced it would begin an investigation into the matter. According to reports, MCHM leaked into the water supply on January 9, affecting...

Fatal Roof Collapse at Boone Cty Coal Mine, Two Workers Dead

Officials from the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training (WVOMHS&T) have reported a fatal incident that occurred Monday night at a Boone County coal mine due to a roof collapse. The incident took place shortly before 9:00 pm last evening at Brody Mine #1 near Wharton, West Virginia. Two workers were killed....

Attorney Bernie Layne Comments on Lawsuit Reform on Talkline Radio

Attorney Bernie Layne - Partner of Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC - recently appeared on Talkline Radio to comment on the issue of lawsuit reform. The program centered on a group that is pushing for lawsuit reform, claiming that lawsuits have become a problem in America. Attorney Layne - who is President of the West Virginia...

Category: Personal Injury

Motorcycle Safety: Share the Road & Protect Yourself

Riding a motorcycle or ATV has become a popular from of transportation and recreation. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most risky things a person can do. Because riders have little protecting them from other vehicles or outside forces, motorcycle accidents overwhelmingly result in injuries. In many cases, these injuries are severe and life-altering....

Category: Personal Injury

State Officials to Test Water in West Virginia Homes

West Virginians continue to have concerns about the water supply, especially amid conflicting statements from safety and health officials and several recent school closures. Updates about the severity of the spill have also raised questions as to whether the water is truly safe to cook with, bathe in and drink. In an effort to ease...

Category: Personal Injury

Employer in Fatal Cellphone Towers Collapse Sanctioned for Fatal Accident in 2009

On February 1st, three victims - including two workers and one responding firefighter - were killed when two communications towers collapsed in Clarksburg. Two other workers also suffered injuries. Soon after the fatal accident, it was discovered that the communications company - S&S Communications - had previously been fined after a 2009 fatal accident claimed...

Category: Personal Injury

Restaurant Owners Hesitant About Using Tap, Rely on Bottled Water

With recent news about the presence of formaldehyde in the water supply, West Virginians have yet another reason to be concerned. This is in addition to the 10,000 gallons of chemicals that leaked from Freedom industries, Inc. - including the coal processing chemical MCHM and newly discovered chemical PPH. It comes as no surprise then,...

Mani, Ellis & Layne First to File Complaint in Wake of West Virginia Chemical Spill, Federal Disaster

On Thursday January, 9, 2014, a chemical leak emanated from a tank at the Freedom Industries plant in Charleston, West Virginia. The spill, which later contaminated the nearby Elk River and a water treatment plant involved the chemical 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, a chemical used in the coal preparation process. Shortly after the spill, Governor Earl Ray...

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