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Are Workers with Mesothelioma Limited to Workers’ Compensation?

Normally, when a worker acquires an occupational disease, such as asthma, silicosis or even lung cancer, workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy. Workers’ compensation pays for all reasonable and necessary medical expenses plus benefits for loss of income, but it does not compensate a worker for pain and suffering or the loss of quality of […]

West Virginia’s Startling Auto Accident Rates

We all remember how tenderly John Denver sang about West Virginia’s “Country Roads.” But if he were traveling them today, he might do so with some trepidation. According to statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, West Virginia ranks among the most dangerous states for fatal crashes. In 2013, the most recent year for […]

A Short History of Asbestos Usage

Asbestos refers to a group of naturally occurring silicate minerals, which have been mined and used as building material for more than 4,000 years. The ancients recognized several desirable properties, especially resistance to fire, but also recorded serious and fatal health effects among miners who suffered heavy exposure. Large scale mining of asbestos began during […]

State Senate Announcement of Brian Prim

After much thought and consideration, I have decided to run for State Senate for the 4th District of West Virginia, which covers Mason and Jackson Counties along with portions of Putnam and Roane. As people close to me know, politics has never been a plan of mine. But I cannot sit idly by while the […]

Types of Mesothelioma Cancer and Their Warning Signs

Malignant mesothelioma is a cancer that results from asbestos exposure. The disease begins in the layer of specialized cells, known as the mesothelium, that lines certain parts of the body, such as the chest and abdomen. In these areas, abnormal cells grow out of control, invading and destroying normal cell tissue. The job of the […]

West Virginia Restores Open and Obvious Doctrine to Premises Liability Law

At times, there is a tension in personal injury law between the negligence of one individual and the personal responsibility of the other. We can look at the first person’s actions and cite carelessness that caused an accident. But, on the other hand, we might see a victim who foolishly put himself in harm’s way. […]

Occupations That Put Workers at Risk of Asbestos Exposure

In the past, asbestos was mined extensively and widely used across many industries, including manufacturing, auto repair, construction, shipbuilding, and transportation. An estimated 27 million American workers were exposed to airborne asbestos fibers between 1940 and 1979. Occupations that suffered the greatest exposure were auto mechanics, boilermakers, bricklayers, building inspectors, carpenters, demolition workers, drywallers, electricians, […]

Prim Law’s Community Outreach in Review: October 23, 2015

Here at Prim Law Firm, PLLC our mission is to serve our clients with zealous advocacy and compassion to meet the needs of those who are in need of a helping hand during a difficult time in their life or to make their life easier after a life changing event occurs.
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Five Worst Drug Recalls

It seems like there’s news of a new drug recall nearly every week. Part of the problem is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t approve drugs based on a record of safety. It approves drugs based on the idea that they aren’t outright dangerous. But with the relatively small sample size and lengths […]

The Five Jobs Most Likely to Affect Your Health Adversely

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics keeps track of illnesses and industries, and then groups them by sector. This shows which jobs in the United States are the most common for workers to report being made ill or getting injured on the job at. You might be surprised by the top five jobs most likely […]