Medical devices aren't something that many people think about unless they need them. Like people, medical devices come in different sizes. West Virginia surgeons who carelessly implant the wrong device are liable for patient injuries.
Contributory and comparative negligence apply to a court's determination of fault in civil claims when a plaintiff shares responsibility for his or her injuries. Claims Journal outlined the difference between the two in an article published last year. West Virginia is among a majority of states that follow modified comparative negligence rules.