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If you’re familiar with the 1962 song “I’ve Been Everywhere,” than you’re familiar with Parkersburg. Parkersburg is the seat of Wood County and is home to the architectural stunning Wood County Courthouse, Henry Cooper Log Cabin Museum, and Sumnerite African-American History Museum.
Parkersburg is also home to many lawyers who take cases like estate administration, real estate, malpractice, child custody, and criminal cases like DUI and felony charges. Lawyers in Parkersburg are able to help you solve any legal issue that you may face and are also familiar with local court procedures.
A Parkersburg resident recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Wood Circuit Court, claiming that a Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital doctor failed to properly treat her daughter. The doctor examined the girl when she was having trouble making bowel movements and ordered a chest x-ray and stomach ultrasound before releasing her. Upon a visit later, the girl underwent an exploratory laparotomy that showed a small bowel volvulus and complete intestinal gangrene. Her condition worsened to total organ failure and she died shortly after.
If you are planning on filing a lawsuit in Parkersburg, you will be visiting the Wood 4th Judicial Circuit Court which retains exclusive jurisdiction over probate and estate matters, mental health cases, as well as criminal and civil cases including appeals. West Virginia’s Family Courts handle divorce and custody issues. If you have a DUI or other traffic infraction, you will be visiting the Cook County Magistrate Court. The magistrate courts also have jurisdiction over restraining orders, small claims up to $5,000, and take some juvenile and preliminary misdemeanor hearings.
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