Written by on August 30, 2017 in blogs, Personal Injury

Unfortunately, the West Virginia Legislature has passed yet another law limiting your rights in medical negligence cases. This time, the restrictions apply to some of the most vulnerable of our society – the elderly and others who are injured in nursing homes, assisted care and acute care facilities. For cases which arise after July 1, […]

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Update on Mesothelioma

Written by on May 25, 2017 in Asbestos, Mesothelioma

On March 3, 2017, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), issued a new report on the rate of malignant mesothelioma deaths from exposure to asbestos. Unfortunately, the results are not good, especially for West Virginia. Prior Projections Previously, the CDC estimated that the number of […]

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Written by on November 4, 2016 in blogs, Personal Injury

The West Virginia Legislature has passed another law limiting your recovery.  In July 2015, we advised you of new limits on your right for a full recovery in cases involving medical mistakes. Effective July 1, 2016, the injured party will now have to pay one percent (1%) of their gross settlement or judgment to the […]

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Asbestos Hurts Industrial Workers and Families

Written by on October 18, 2016 in Asbestos, Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by asbestos. Workers exposed at construction jobs or other industrial settings have become sick and so have their children and spouses.  They are exposed to dusts carried home on contaminated clothes. Corporations knowingly produced asbestos-containing materials used at industrial sites.  Workers became sick after decades of exposure to the toxic dust.  Workers also […]

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Written by on June 1, 2016 in blogs, Personal Injury

The inferior vena cava (IVC) is a very large vein that moves blood from the lower body to the heart. Patients who are at risk of developing blood clots, but who are not candidates for blood thinner medication, often have IVC filters implanted, especially after major surgeries. IVC vein filters are small, cage-like devices designed […]

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Supporting Community Events

Written by on May 26, 2016 in blogs, Uncategorized

Harvit & Schwartz was proud to once again be a gold sponsor of the recent Covenant House Chef’s Challenge fund raiser. Covenant House was founded in 1981 to help people with the fewest resources meet their basic needs: food, clothing and shelter. We are proud to contribute to the continued work of Covenant House in […]

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Written by on May 10, 2016 in Asbestos, blogs

Harvit & Schwartz was proud to represent the interests of injured workers at the West Virginia Legislature this last session. Unfortunately, some legislation that passed will limit the rights of injured workers. SB 14 was a bill that essentially gives immunity to asbestos defendant Crown Cork. Crown Cork purchased Mundet in 1963. Both made bottle […]

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City of Charleston Commended for Recognizing Risks of Asbestos – Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Written by on December 7, 2015 in Asbestos, Mesothelioma with 0 Comments

Attorney Bill Schwartz commended the efforts of Mayor Danny Jones and the Charleston City Council for proclaiming September 26, 2015 as Mesothelioma Awareness Day in Charleston, WV. Mesothelioma, often referred to as meso, is a terrible form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Recently, the Charleston Gazette-Mail published a Letter to the Editor, written by […]

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Mesothelioma Awareness Proclamation

Written by on October 1, 2015 in Asbestos, Mesothelioma

Harvit & Schwartz, L.C., attorney, Bill Schwartz was proud to accept a proclamation issued by Charleston, WV, Mayor, Danny Jones,  announcing Mesothelioma Awareness Day as Saturday, September 26, 2015. The proclamation states that “heavy use of asbestos in manufacturing industry and construction has been recognized as the worst occupational disaster in U.S. history.”  The proclamation […]

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New Limits on Medical Malpractice

Written by on July 29, 2015 in Personal Injury

NEW LIMITS PUT ON YOUR RIGHT TO RECOVER FROM MEDICAL MISTAKES Despite the fact that many states have gotten rid of laws that limit a persons right to full recovery from medical mistakes, West Virginia has not. In fact, it has recently expanded its laws. In the last legislative session, the limits were expanded and […]

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