Legal Examiner

Americans’ rights under attack

Have you ever read the Seventh Amendment to the Constitution?  It says “the right of trial by jury shall be preserved.” (emphasis added).  Wouldn’t it be great if our elected officials were as concerned with preserving consumers’ Constitutional right to […]

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Facts about E-Cigarette Explosions

E-cigarettes or electronic vaporizers are battery-powered devices that simulate tobacco smoking by producing a heated vapor. According to an October 2014 article by the U.S. Fire Administration entitled, <em>Electronic Cigarette Fires and Explosions</em>, E-cigarettes were first patented in 2003 and […]

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E-Cigarette Explosions

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, at least 66 e-cigarette batteries have exploded since 2015. The FDA is currently reviewing e-cigarette explosions, but has yet to take action. Recently, New York Senator, Chuck Schumer, asked the FDA and […]

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Stryker Hip Recall

Why is the Stryker V40 femoral head subject to Recall and Hazard Alert? Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads are modular components  used in total hip replacement surgeries.  This product is the subject of recall and hazard alert because […]

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55 Cases of Hepatitis A in VA Linked to Tropical Smoothie

The Virginia Department of Health confirmed Wednesday that 55 Virginia residents have tested positive for hepatitis A associated with the contaminated <a href=”https://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_1f7797f0-e31e-56c0-9e67-1d5f490a0abc.html”>Tropical Smoothie Café</a> strawberries from Egypt, including six from the Central Region, which includes Richmond. An official with […]

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Why are E-Cigarettes Blowing Up?

Before any of you vaping fanatics get all fired up (pun intended) about this post, watch this You Tube video – <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1LjSuq0rk8″>E-Cigarette Explodes in Man’s Pocket</a>. The poor guy is simply trying to pay for something at the Shell […]

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Virginia now has a Discovery Rule for Medical Device Cases

“In products liability actions against parties other than health care providers…for injury to the person resulting from or arising as a result of the implantation of any medical device, [the cause of action shall be deemed to accrue] when the person knew or should have known of the injury and its causal connection to the device.”

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