The entire team here at Phelan Petty is proud to announce that the firm was recently selected for inclusion in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” 2021 Edition. And, Best Law Firms also highlighted the practice as a Tier 1 firm in the Richmond area for exceptional work in the areas of: Medical…

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A recent exposé from the Boston Globe uncovered a startling amount of information about commercial trucking companies and government oversight – or rather, the lack of government oversight. The article follows a string of truck accidents and tragedies, all of which may have been avoided had these trucking companies been penalized or shut down by…

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A recent report to Congress shows dangerously high levels of heavy metals, like lead and arsenic, in a variety of popular baby foods. This report, released on February 4, states that some of these baby foods contain “significant levels” of these toxic metals, which can lead to irreversible neurological damage in infants and children. This…

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Do you have a premature baby? Was your baby fed Enfamil, Similac or other cow’s milk-based formula while in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)? Did your baby develop necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a bowel disease? The risk of developing NEC in premature infants is substantially heightened with cow’s milk-based formulas, such as Enfamil and Similac.…

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Paraquat dichloride (“Paraquat”) is a chemical agent commonly used as an herbicide. It is used on over 100 different types of crops. Because Paraquat is so toxic, it is classified as a Restricted Use Product, meaning only licensed applicators are able to purchase and use the product. As a result of its toxicity, Paraquat has…

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Truck driver negligence is a leading reason for many truck accidents. Negligence can include everything from speeding to distracted driving. Another way negligence can occur is because of health concerns that are left unaddressed. The health issues can increase the potential for a truck accident. Because truck driving is such a sedentary activity, truck drivers…

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Under Virginia tort law, there is no strict liability. Recovery for product related injuries or property damage turns on proving that the product, as designed, manufactured, or labeled, is unreasonably dangerous for its reasonably foreseeable uses. Liability for unreasonably dangerous products may be based on multiple legal theories. Most product liability cases in Virginia are…

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