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 Wrongful Death [Top]

Similar to personal injury lawsuits, wrongful death suits occur when a person or entity has been negligent or reckless and resulted in harm to another.  Wrongful death also covers intentional acts such as a deliberate murder.  The principle supporting wrongful death claims is that in addition to injuring the person who has died due to someone else's recklessness, negligence or deliberate acts, the responsible party has also injured those people who were dependants of the deceased.  This includes not only those who depended on the deceased for financial support, but also those who depended on him or her for emotional support.  

Personal Injury [Top]

Personal injuries can negatively impact you and your family for the rest of your life. Whether you seek compensatory damages, medical expenses, lost wages or a myriad of other circumstances protected under the law, you need an experienced trial lawyer to assist you with the complexities of our legal system. Henry E. Wood III has extensive experience, a history of successful settlements, and a respected reputation with personal injury cases. We will give your case the attention it deserves and aggressively seek to meet your individual needs.

Employment - Discrimination [Top]
Employment law is a broad area covering many areas of employer/employee relationships. Discrimination in employment, workplace safety, worker’s compensation, and unemployment compensation are common areas of litigation among employers and employees. There are literally thousands of state and federal statutes, administrative regulations and judicial decisions that reflect employment issues. Employment is a lifeline for most individuals. If you have a dispute with your employer, you need legal advice you can trust. Henry E. Wood III offers an initial free consultation. Mr. Wood has represented both employers and employees. He can assist you to make an informed decision.
Medical / Professional Malpractice [Top]
Medical malpractice cases arise when an individual suffers injury or death as a result of a medical professionalís or institution's negligent care. If a person suffers an injury that would have been avoided by using ordinary care under the circumstances, medical malpractice has occurred.

Although West Virginia is home to some of the finest hospitals and physicians in the country, unfortunately medical malpractice still occurs.  Injuries resulting from negligent medical care can lead to loss of wages, medical expenses, permanent impairment and disability, and dramatic losses in quality of life.  Because these injuries can be so devastating, it is important for victims and their families to consult a lawyer who is experienced in West Virginia medical malpractice law. Wood Law Office can review your claim and advise you of your legal options.

Professional malpractice is an area of legal practice that deals with an individual professionalís or a businessí wrongdoing or negligence that causes injury or damage. Examples of professional malpractice are breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, mismanagement, errors in judgment, misconduct and carelessness.

When claims of malpractice are filed against professionals, unless there is obvious, clear-cut malpractice, proving negligence or wrongdoing often requires the legal services of a professional malpractice attorney and may require the testimony of experts to prove professional performance fell below industry standards.