For years, the maxim “bigger is better” has applied to larger vehicles. Trucks, minivans, SUVs and crossovers are long believed to be the safest vehicles on the roads. Their larger frames and reinforced bodies should protect drivers and passengers in a crash, and may drivers feel safer because they are higher up, which they believe…

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Abbot, a company that makes everything from baby formula to cardiovascular devices, recently secured FDA clearance for a traumatic brain injury (TBI) diagnostic test. This handheld tool is both portable and it provides results in 15 minutes, providing important diagnostic data that will quickly inform healthcare providers whether the patient needs a brain CT or…

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Victims of traumatic brain injury have been referred to as the walking wounded. They often suffer in relative silence to the world outside because their injuries are invisible to and not easily understood by other people. The loved ones of the victims also suffer as a result. It can be difficult to understand the nature…

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Phelan Petty is pleased to announce that the firm was selected for inclusion in Best Law Firms, 2021 Edition. The practice was also named as a Tier 1 firm in the Richmond metropolitan area for exceptional work in: Medical Malpractice Law for Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation for Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation for Plaintiffs Mass Tort…

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In the Senate, lawmakers have introduced legislation that would minimize liability for exposure claims against employers pertaining to COVID-19, as long as the employers are adhering to public health guidelines. The bill, S.B. 4317, was introduced by Sen. John Cornyn on July 28. The tort reform aspect of the bill, also called the Safe To…

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Consumers can suffer devastating burn injuries from exposure to certain defective products. Products such as defective lithium-ion batteries and e-cigarettes have been in the news for catching on fire and/or exploding. These product explosions can lead to catastrophic burns and other devastating injuries. Victims who suffer catastrophic burn injuries may require painful skin graft surgery…

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Phelan Petty is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys – Michael Phelan, Jonathan Petty, and Brielle Hunt – have been selected for inclusion on the 2020 Super Lawyers List. In addition, Michael Phelan was named to the Top 100: 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers is an objective ratings service which honors…

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