$3 Million Verdict for Medical Malpractice Victim

After a three-day trial and just over nine hours of deliberation, a Henrico County jury returned a verdict in the amount of three million dollars, plus interest, on behalf of our medical malpractice client following the death of her unborn son. The verdict, which came back on April 29, 2021, is Virginia’s first plaintiff’s medical…

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“The Big Three” and Your Risk of Medical Misdiagnosis

Medical misdiagnosis and diagnostic errors put millions of patients at risk of injury each year in the United States. When a patient is diagnosed with the wrong illness, or is not diagnosed at all, they can face delays in treatment or see their condition worsen and progress. A recent study from Johns Hopkins University School…

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UPDATE: Graco Inclined Rocker Accessory Recalled for Suffocation Risks

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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Major Protections Afforded to Businesses and Hospitals in New Bill

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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Why Medical Care Is Essential After a Truck Accident

After a truck accident, your personal safety should be your top priority. While may you feel fine immediately after a wreck, it is not uncommon for people to experience increasing pain and symptoms days later. Unfortunately, delaying treatment can negatively impact your personal injury claims. In this article, Phelan Petty’s truck wreck lawyers discuss the…

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Medical Malpractice in the Military: Can Service Members Sue?

At Phelan Petty, we have the utmost respect for our country’s service members. Unfortunately, when the unthinkable happens and they’re injured by another government employee, they cannot file a lawsuit and demand compensation. This includes active service members who fall victim to medical malpractice at a military hospital. A controversial rule called the Feres doctrine…

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Rear-Ended by a Semi-Truck? Here Is What You Need to Know

You were doing everything right, but then your life changed with the flick of an eye. As you were stopped at a red light with a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you, a semi-truck suddenly slammed into your vehicle from behind. Your head snapped forward and back, hitting the steering…

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