G. Wayne Van Bibber, a West Virginia injury attorney who focuses his practice on medical negligence and other serious personal injury cases, established The Law Offices of G. Wayne Van Bibber in 1994. Attorney Van Bibber has extensive experience in handling West Virginia medical malpractice cases.
G. Wayne Van Bibber was born and raised in the Kanawha Valley. He graduated from St. Albans High School in 1985 and enlisted in the United States Army. In 1991 he received a Bachelors Degree from Marshall University in Criminal Justice. After completion of his undergraduate work he was accepted into The Capital University School of Law in Columbus, Ohio and received his Law degree in 1994. After graduating from Law school he served as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Putnam County, West Virginia. Mr. Van Bibber previously served as the prosecuting attorney for the West Virginia Board of Medicine, where he was responsible for prosecuting physicians for unethical conduct and/or providing substandard care.
Mr. Van Bibber is currently engaged in private practice in the areas of automobile accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and divorce. He is licensed to practice in West Virginia and the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.
The Law Offices of G. Wayne Van Bibber & Associates recognizes every personal injury case has individual characteristics. Therefore, Wayne Van Bibber carefully reviews each case, and makes sure each case receives the personal attention and dedication it deserves. No matter how intimidating the case may seem, our attorneys at The Law Offices of G. Wayne Van Bibber & Associates at either our Charleston or Hurricane locations are prepared to fight for our clients.
Certain professions tend to automatically elicit trust from the public: police officers, firefighters, and doctors. In the United States, medical errors and mistakes needlessly kill hundreds of thousands of people every year. This fact is frightening. What’s more, medical malpractice can occur when hospitals and doctors are more concerned with "business as usual" rather than improving patient care by taking steps to ensure preventable medical mistakes are not repeated.
Medical malpractice occurs when doctors, nurses, or other healthcare providers give, or fail to give, care that falls below that which a reasonably prudent and safe healthcare provider would under the same or similar circumstances, resulting in unnecessarily harm to their patient. Examples of medical negligence include performing surgery on the wrong limb, incorrectly interpreting a radiology study (x-ray, CT scan, or MRI) which results in a delayed cancer diagnosis, and failing to timely act upon potentially dangerous laboratory results.
Medical malpractice cases are complex. In some cases, human error and poor patient outcomes are considered to be known and accepted risks and complications. Mistakes can and do happen. However, many medical mistakes are preventable and those mistakes’ consequences can be dire, if not fatal. If a healthcare provider has been negligent, he or she must be held accountable.
Medical malpractice victims should seek compensation for their injuries. The attorneys at The Law Offices of G. Wayne Van Bibber & Associates, at both our Charleston or Hurricane locations have extensive experience handling medical negligence cases, and can help establish the best course of action for each case. Every patient has different circumstances and deserves the individual attention The Law Offices of G. Wayne Van Bibber & Associates provides.
Few moments in life are as precious as the birth of a baby, and the moment cannot be recaptured once it is over. When a preventable medical mistake causes a birth injury, many people’s lives are permanently changed for the worse. Most birth injuries affect the child and his or her parents for the rest of their lives.
Rarely do the consequences of a birth injury go away when the mother and baby check out of the hospital. In fact, depending on the injury, the baby may not be able to check out when the mother does. This is usually the beginning of the significant financial obligations that must be paid, solely because of a healthcare provider’s mistakes. It seems logical to assume a doctor and hospital would take responsibility for the financial and other consequences they set in motion. Most times, however, they do not. The impact a preventable birth injury can have on a family include: loss of income, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and home modifications.
If you believe a doctor or hospital’s negligence caused a birth injury, which resulted in serious physical and financial damages, the attorneys at The Law Offices of G. Wayne Van Bibber & Associates, at either of our Charleston or Hurricane locations are ready to discuss your case. Mr. Van Bibber understands the emotional impact birth injuries have on a family, and has the experience necessary to handle even the most complex birth injury cases.
Many West Virginians entrust professionals at nursing homes throughout the state to provide their elderly loved ones the care they legally and morally deserve. It can be devastating to discover that a nursing home has abused or neglected a loved one. Some signs of nursing home neglect are subtle while others are alarmingly obvious. Either way, once nursing home abuse is suspected, the victim and his or her family can consider legal action to receive compensation for their injuries and damages.
Some instances of nursing home abuse occur when a nursing home is understaffed. Other types of nursing home neglect may include intentional psychological abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, or financial abuse.
When visiting a loved one in a nursing home, pay attention to details. Signs of possible nursing home neglect may include unexplained weight loss, an unkempt and unclean appearance, bedsores, unsafe wandering, and depressed mood.
If you believe you or a loved one is a victim of nursing home neglect and abuse, call The Law Offices of G. Wayne Van Bibber & Associates and put our extensive legal experience on your side. G. Wayne Van Bibber can help determine whether a nursing home has neglected or abused a resident. We understand how heartbreaking nursing home abuse cases can be. Call The Law Offices of G. Wayne Van Bibber & Associates, at both our Charleston or Hurricane locations for a consultation, and to begin the process of righting a preventable wrong.
Slip and fall accident affect people of all age but particularly the young and the elderly. Property owners have an obligation to minimize risk to other people visiting the property. If property owners fail to take reasonable measures to ensure the premises is safe, they may be held liable for injuries resulting from a slip and fall accident. Some examples include of common slip and fall accidents include tripping due to poor lighting, falling due to unprotected ledges or stairways, and falls caused by spilled liquids.
Slip and fall accidents may only result in minor injury. In 30% of slip and fall cases, however, the victim’s injuries are significant enough to require medical attention.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, legal action may be warranted. G. Wayne Van Bibber has experience with accidental injury cases, and can help determine whether financial compensation may be recovered for injuries and damages suffered in a slip and fall accident. We can help determine the best course of action, including filing a lawsuit. The experience at The Law Offices of G. Wayne Van Bibber & Associates, at both our Charleston or Hurricane locations will also be instrumental in dealing with insurance companies if matters become complicated.
A car accident may be the last thought on someone’s mind when leaving work or heading to the grocery store. However, if an accident occurs, vehicle damage, insurance claims, and the car occupants’ safety become very important. Accidents are unpredictable and overwhelming, but The Law Offices of G. Wayne Van Bibber & Associates can help accident victims seek compensation for the injuries a negligent driver caused.
Drivers have a duty to use reasonable care when driving. In other words, drivers must exercise caution and be safe when sharing the roadway. When a car accident occurs, it is may be due to another driver’s negligence. Negligence is determined by the general expectations of driving behavior from a responsible driver in a similar circumstance. Some common causes of car accidents in Charleston or Huntington West Virginia include driving while on drugs or intoxicated, driving without a license, failing to stop at a red light, and failing to follow a leading car at a safe distance.
Regardless of the circumstances, if you have been injured in a car accident, seek legal advice from an experienced car accident attorney in Charleston or Hurricane West Virginia. The attorneys at The Law Offices of G. Wayne Van Bibber & Associates are well versed in traffic law, and possess the skill to navigate each car accident case’s complexities. If an accident has occurred, The Law Offices of G. Wayne Van Bibber & Associates, at both our Charleston or Hurricane locations is here to protect the victim’s rights.
Motorcyclists have a responsibility to themselves to wear helmets when operating a motorcycle on the road. However, even when legal and protective measures have been taken to ensure safe riding, accidents can happen. An accident’s details can be skewed depending on the circumstances in which the accident occurred. Thus, it is advisable for a motorcycle accident victim to obtain legal advice from an experienced attorney familiar with West Virginia motorcycle and motor vehicle laws before speaking with anyone, especially the other driver’s insurance company.
Results of a motorcycle accident can be catastrophic due to the driver’s vulnerability. All drivers must be observant and exercise caution when sharing the roadway with other vehicles. Head-on collisions between motorcycles and other vehicles often result in severe physical injuries, and, in some cases, fatalities, simply because of the lack of added protection a car offers. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include distracted driving, driving while intoxicated, colliding with a motorcycle during a left-hand turn, unexpected lane-splitting, and reckless driving in hazardous driving conditions.
If a motorcycle accident results in physical injury, a personal injury lawyer can help the victim seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages. The Law Offices of G. Wayne Van Bibber & Associates, at both our Charleston or Hurricane locations know West Virginia law relevant in motorcycle accident cases, and can provide a consultation regarding the individual aspects of each motorcycle wreck victim’s case.