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Birth Injury

All families eagerly await the birth of any new child, and yet these times are also full of worries about medical problems and complications, too. Though there are many tests that can be done to help families know if there are any medical issues for the soon to arrive child,… Read More

Brain Injury

Your brain is perhaps the most important part of your body, which is why so much attention is paid to protecting it in sports and recreational activities. It is responsible for coordinating all of the organs and systems of your body, in addition to allowing you to think, feel, and… Read More

Accidents Caused by DUI Drivers

The vast majority of drivers do their best to stay safe while on the road. They don’t want to suffer the results of an accident and they wouldn’t want to harm someone else. Unfortunately, if someone is intoxicated behind the wheel, these concerns may no longer be something a driver… Read More

Airbag Injuries

Since 1968, modern airbags have been saving the lives of people involved in automobile accidents.  Nowadays, most people wouldn’t dream of purchasing a vehicle without them. More and more automobiles have airbags throughout their interiors to ensure everyone stays safe. That being said, airbags can also work against you.  Far… Read More

Airplane Accidents

Like buses and trains, commercial airplanes are considered “common carriers,” as they transport both cargo and passengers. State and federal regulations govern the activities of all common carriers. Such vehicles are generally held to a much higher standard than private vehicles, like private jets, for example, fulfilling the same purpose. When… Read More

Anesthesia Errors

When you go under the knife, most often it will be necessary for you to be incapacitated. To accomplish this a medical professional will put you under anesthesia so that you are not awake for the invasive procedure that you’re undergoing. Various forms of anesthesia have been used over the… Read More

Animal Attacks and Dog Bites

Dog and other animal attacks are not laughing matters: few things can be as frightening, in fact. Severe injury and trauma can result and in some cases, such as those in which the victim is a child, an attack may even be fatal. Regulations on owner responsibility vary by state.… Read More

Asbestos & Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a form of malignant cancer caused most often by exposure to asbestos. The name mesothelioma comes from the mesothelium, the lining of organs where this disease most often attacks. While mesothelioma most often attacks the lungs, it can also develop in the lining of the abdomen or even… Read More

Bedsore Attorneys

Offering care to individuals who are bedridden can be incredibly complicated. In addition to all of the ongoing treatments that such individuals need to receive, it’s vital that they be moved on a regular basis in order to ensure that they do not develop bedsores. While bedsores may not seem… Read More

Bicycle Accidents

Any time we head out on the roads, we understand that it is the "rules of the road" that have to take precedence. Generally, the rules are determined by the state in which the road exists, as well as the use of ordinary care and common sense. Unfortunately, accidents happen… Read More

Boating and Watercraft Accidents

Thousands are injured each year in boating accidents. Vessels as large as ocean-going commercial or cruise line ships or as small as private pleasure crafts for local waterways may be involved in boating accidents. Boating is subject to its own version of the “Rules of the Road,” rules and regulations… Read More

Burn Injury

Most of us have suffered some kind of burn in our lifetime. Whether it was when we touched the stove as kids or leaned up against a grill as adults, most of these injuries probably didn’t even leave a scar, though it didn’t feel like it at the time. Actual… Read More

Cancer Misdiagnosis

Of all of the ailments that an individual can suffer, cancer is without a doubt one of the scariest. As a matter of fact, many consider cancer to be a death sentence. However, this is simply not true in some cases; in fact it may not be true in the… Read More

Vehicle wreck

One of the worst experiences you can have inside of a car is to be in some sort of car accident. It does not matter whether you are at fault or not, the moments as an accident occurs, and the period afterward can be utterly miserable. However, things can get… Read More

Cerebral Palsy

It is hard to imagine that our current medical system can allow for "avoidable" mistakes to still occur. For example, the different types of birth injuries that happen, which are mostly avoidable, are some of the most frustrating and heartbreaking of these issues. However, if you are someone who has… Read More

Coal Mine Accidents

Most people react with horror at the idea of a coal mine accident simply because they are always so destructive and deadly. Visiting the Mine Safety and Health Administration website (MSHA) reveals just how dangerous the mining industry remains in the United States, with 16 fatalities and scores of injuries… Read More

Commercial Truck Accidents

While most of us drive, cars, trucks or SUVs on a regular basis, the majority of drivers also share the road with commercial trucks just about every time they take the wheel. Of course, usually, this is hardly a noteworthy experience. However, when an accident occurs involving a commercial truck,… Read More

Common Workplace Injuries

As an employee, you have a right to a reasonably safe working environment. This extends to everyone from those working in an office to construction workers and security guards. While the definition of “safe” will differ from one environment to the next, the law is unequivocal in insisting that you… Read More

Work injury

Every year thousands of workers receive injuries in construction site accidents. Some are even killed. Though typically construction companies are obligated to employ safety engineers to inspect each site and to provide safety programs for workers, accidents continue to occur. In general, a worker who is injured may not file… Read More

Consumer Fraud

Litigation of consumer fraud may take the form of individual cases and clients or class actions suits. Most often, such cases involve wrongful and illegal conduct on the part of insurance and finance companies. If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call Heavens Law Firm… Read More

Dangerous Drugs

You can find scores of articles and websites dedicated to fixing failures in agencies like the FDA (Federal Drug Administration). These materials exist because too many people suffer dire consequences from the FDA's failure to properly test new drugs and to challenge such things as genetically modified foods or drug… Read More

Dental Malpractice

A person’s smile is one of his or her most important traits, and your dentist is there to ensure that your pearly whites keep on shining. Of course, your mouth is there for more than just cosmetic purposes. In fact, having healthy and clean teeth and gums is vitally important… Read More

Dog Bites

There are millions of dogs in the United States, and as animal experts know, some dog owners are great and some are not so great. Those who are irresponsible, or worse, those who train dogs to be aggressive, may create a lot of legal liabilities in a state like Pennsylvania.… Read More

Elderly Abuse

Growing old is never an easy thing. As the biological clock ticks on into the later years, we find that we are no longer physically capable of doing the same things that we used to be able to do. Further, our mental abilities can deteriorate, sometimes significantly so in the… Read More

Employment Law (Pennsylvania)

Our jobs are a huge part of our identities, and most of us spend more of our waking hours with colleagues and in the workplace than we do at home with families and partners. This is why any sort of breach of Pennsylvania employment law feels like such a horrible… Read More

Erbs Palsy

A lot of us think that we are living in an era when medical science just cannot fail us, and yet every year there are many babies born with what is known as Erbs Palsy. This is a condition characterized by paralysis of the arm, and it is due to… Read More

Fires and Explosions

  West Virginia Fire Damage Attorneys In cases where people are injured or killed in fires and explosions, there will usually be fire fighters, fire marshals, insurance company investigators, insurance company lawyers and private fire investigators involved in determining the origin and cause of the fire or explosion. The reports… Read More

Fracking Accidents

Hydraulic fracturing, known more commonly as fracking, is becoming an increasingly popular practice across the country. This is especially true in Pennsylvania, where many oil and natural gas companies have been attracted to the lucrative Marcellus Shale play. Because of this, there are many workers throughout the state of Pennsylvania… Read More

Fracking Damage and Injuries

In the state of Pennsylvania, fracking, which is also known as hydraulic fracturing, is becoming a more widely used technique for extracting oil and natural gas from the Marcellus Shale play. While the oil and natural gas industry has spent inordinate amounts of money trying to convince the public that… Read More

Gas Well Accidents (Pennsylvania)

More than at any other point in its history, the oil and natural gas industry has become increasingly important to Pennsylvania. The major reason for this is the rush that’s being experienced by the Marcellus Shale play, which is located in the central and western portions of the state. Many… Read More

Gas Well Accidents (WV)

The Marcellus Shale play has become increasingly more important to the economy of West Virginia over the years. As hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, has become a more commonplace gas well drilling practice, a boom in the oil and natural gas industry has taken place in the state. As… Read More

Gastric Bypass Malpractice

If you’re looking to lose weight, it’s never been easier. These days, you can find everything from home gyms to dietary supplements promising a thinner waist. You can simply hire a personal trainer as well. However, some people find they need more extreme measures to get themselves back to a… Read More

Gun Accidents

When we think about gun accidents we usually envision them as something that occurs in a moment of violence or when someone is breaking the law, however, not all Pennsylvania gun accidents are the result of a violent incident. Gun accidents can be due to: Failure to engage the safety.… Read More

LASIK Malpractice

We’re fortunate to live in an age where people with vision problems can seek treatment to have their vision corrected. Of the variety of different treatments that exist for correcting vision, LASIK is one of the most popular. This form of surgery has become so popular, that general estimates conclude… Read More

Hospital Malpractice

The inside of a hospital is a place we all hope to never have to see. However, when it becomes necessary to seek treatment in a hospital, we put our faith in the medical professionals that work there to provide us with the best possible care. The fact is that… Read More

Insurance Attorneys

Insurance is one of those things that you purchase and hope that you never have to use. Unfortunately, bad things have a way of happening, and when they do, you’ll be hoping to collect on the insurance that you’ve been paying for. Most of the time, insurance companies will assist… Read More

Medical Malpractice

The Boothwyn medical malpractice attorneys of Heavens Law Firm are recognized leaders in medical malpractice law. Our experienced attorneys and highly trained staff diligently evaluate your claim to achieve the best possible outcome in each case. We provide superior legal services to victims of medical negligence in all areas of… Read More

Medical Negligence

Whenever you hire someone for a job, you know there’s a chance something could go wrong. In the case of seeing a medical professional, though, this is a pretty tough pill to swallow. Physicians take the Hippocratic Oath, of course, but most people also just associate “doctor” with “knowledgeable” and… Read More

Mesothelioma Attorneys

Almost everyone knows that asbestos is a harmful material that has led many people to develop lung cancer years after exposure. Because of a surge of cases of lung cancer, it became clear that asbestos was the cause of much suffering, and today it is a material that has a… Read More

Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Pennsylvania

Sometimes when we get older, we can no longer take care of ourselves in the same way that we were once able to. Further, when this happens, sometimes the families that we’ve raised simply don’t have the means or time so support us. When this is the case, families often… Read More

Nursing Home Abuse WV

West Virginia Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers As horrifying as it sounds, there is a tremendous amount of nursing home abuse that happens each year. It happens in many different ways and can range from financial abuse to physical and emotional abuse. This is definitely appalling, and it is often due… Read More

Recalled Products

Most of us take for granted the fact that the vast majority of items we buy, whether it’s in the grocery store, the department store, or even on the car lot, are safe for consumption or use. Unfortunately, many people have to find out the hard way that this isn’t… Read More

Railroad Accidents Attorney

When most of us think of accidents involving transportation, we most likely immediately imagine the type involving automobiles. While it’s true that car accidents are always a risk worth keeping in mind, another very dangerous type is railroad accidents. To those of us who don’t often travel by train nor… Read More

Securities Fraud

Public investors are protected in securities investing by rules, laws, regulations, and safeguards. The violation of these protections in an effort to cheat or take advantage of investors is knows as securities fraud. Securities fraud may occur among brokers/dealers, who may mislead clients or advise with inside information, financial advisors,… Read More

Serious Injury Claims

Everyone wants to believe they’ll be able to make it through life without any kind of serious injury affecting them. Unfortunately, that isn’t going to be the case for all of us. Some people will actually suffer serious injuries. Worse still, it may be because of someone else’s actions (or… Read More

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault

In Pennsylvania as everywhere else in the country, the specter of sexual abuse and sexual assault are always present. It’s a more than a sad state of affairs to be sure, and it’s too common to ignore. While popular culture might lead you to believe that only certain segments of… Read More

Sexual Harassment and Retaliatory Discharge

The leading West Virginia sexual harassment attorneys of Heavens Law Firm are dedicated to defending the rights of victims of gender discrimination in the workplace. We have successfully handled all types of sexual harassment claims, obtaining successful results for our clients. Our firm provides the highest quality legal representation to… Read More

Skiing and Ski Resort Accidents

Some people think that if you decide to ski, sky dive, rappel/rock climb or engage in other dangerous recreational activities that you assume the risk of every possible thing that could go wrong and injure you. However, when presented with specific facts, people sometimes change their minds. For example, if… Read More

Slip & Fall Accidents

The West Virginia slip-and-fall accident attorneys of Heavens Law Firm are renowned for their skill and knowledge of personal injury law. Chris Heavens is relentless in his pursuit of justice on behalf of his clients, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to discovering the truth. To get a flavor… Read More

Surgical Errors

When medical students get their doctorates, they take the Hippocratic Oath. In doing so, they pledge to always help their patients, and never to harm them. This historic oath covers more ground than just that, but it’s come to be seen as synonymous with the idea that physicians have a… Read More

Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys

It goes without saying that our brains are a central part of being alive and their health is directly tied to our ability to function properly. Even the smallest issues in our brain can have huge ramifications. That’s why if you or a loved one has suffered from a traumatic… Read More

Mirena IUD

The Mirena IUD (intrauterine device) is what is known as a hormonal IUD. It is inserted into the uterus for long-term contraception, or birth control. It comes in a T-shaped soft plastic frame that releases a type of progestin (a natural or synthetic steroid hormone), which thins the lining of… Read More

Whistleblower Attorneys

Growing up, each of us was taught that honesty was the best policy. Unfortunately, as adults, this advice tends to get a bit more complicated. Whistleblowers, for example, often learn the hard way that being honest can also have severe repercussions for them, despite their best intentions. Anyone who has… Read More

Workers’ Compensation Attorneys PA

If you have a workers’ compensation claim, one reason you may want an attorney in Pennsylvania on your side is simply because of how confusing the forms can often be. Fill out anything incorrectly and you can be sure that your claim will be denied. There are a number of… Read More

Workers’ Compensation Attorneys WV

As you may already know, as an employee in West Virginia, the company you work for must provide you with a safe working environment where you can reasonably expect to work without taking on serious risks. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. If you got injured while on the job, your… Read More

Wrongful Death Attorneys WV

Death is never an easy subject to come to terms with, especially when it involves those close to you. However, wrongful deaths can be especially difficult, given their nature. Unfortunately, you have no time to waste if you wish to file a lawsuit in response to this tragedy. This is… Read More

Wrongful Death Attorneys PA

The death of a loved one is never an easy thing to deal with. This is all the more true when they pass away while still young because of some type of accident. If a loved one was killed because of an accident someone else caused, either through their actions… Read More

Wrongful Termination Law

Losing your job is bad enough, but losing your job in a way that is illegal is even worse. Not only are you without income and upset, but you also have to struggle with whether or not to pursue a case in the courts. While you may need to focus… Read More