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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The popular video doorbell manufacturer Ring has recalled approximately 350,000 video doorbells upon receiving multiple reports of the devices catching on fire. The fire hazard potential of these products affects the second-generation Ring doorbells. These doorbells were sold on Amazon.com and Ring’s website between June and October of 2020. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission…

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Motorcycle accidents are different from other motor vehicle accidents in several ways: not only are riders more likely to suffer severe injuries, but they may have a harder time collecting damages. This is because most car and truck drivers – and therefore, most witnesses and juries – harbor some bias against motorcycle riders. A study…

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If you have been injured because of a defective product, you may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit against one or more responsible parties, such as the designer, manufacturer, retailer, or distributor. Below are some of the common defective products sold on the marketplace. Motor vehicles components Car crashes lead the way when…

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall for inclined sleepers associated with Graco Pack ‘n Plays. Inclined sleepers have a potential risk for suffocation if infants roll onto their stomachs while in the sleeper. The current recall affects the following products: Graco Pack ‘n Play Day2Dream Playard with Bedside Sleeper, model numbers…

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a serious warning to consumers regarding nursing pillows, lounging pads, and related products. According to the CPSC, they pose a significant suffocation hazard to infants and older babies. These products are safe for use when babies are awake, but a number of children have tragically died after…

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Recalls of the popular diabetes drug metformin continue to occur after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced recently that some forms of the medicine were found to be contaminated with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a chemical that may contribute to the development of some cancers. Pharmaceutical companies recall metformin Marksans Pharma Limited, an India-based drug manufacturer,…

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Amazon has been under increasing scrutiny for defective products sold by third-party sellers. Most recently, Amazon was found liable for injuries caused by a defective battery manufactured by Lenoge. Now, dozens of products, produced by Amazon under its AmazonBasics brand name, have reportedly caught on fire or exploded, leaving Amazon open to even more lawsuits.…

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