Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Victims: What You Need to Know

Call us at 804.980.7100 Free Case Evaluation Call: 804.980.7100 Contact Us What Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Victims Need to Know Call Phelan Petty for help: 804.980.7100 TAKE ACTION NOW Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Victims: What You Need to Know Over the course of over four decades, contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune, a U.S. Marine…

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Safety Grants May Help Prevent Pool Drownings and Drain Entrapments

Pool and spa owners need to understand why accidents may cause drownings and serious injuries and take appropriate precautions. The duty to protect adults and children applies to public pool owners, like local municipalities, and private pool owners, like hotels and residential owners. The makers of drain systems, diving boards, and other pool products must…

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NHTSA Reports Truck Accidents Increased Nationwide in 2021

If you drive anywhere in or near Richmond, you’re likely to see many different types of trucks on Interstates 64, 95, 195, and 295. Virginia and local roads are often packed with trucks too. These trucks include semis, tractor-trailers, rigs, box trucks, flatbeds, cement trucks, tankers, logging trucks, and many other types of commercial vehicles.…

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Fisher-Price Is Telling Parents Not to Use Infant Rockers as Sleepers

Over the past few years, millions of infant sleepers, like the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper, have been recalled for the risk of infant suffocation. Phelan Petty represented a family in one such case, and we are familiar with how dangerous sleeper-rockers are. Fisher-Price, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has issued…

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Medical Malpractice Claims and the Matter of Intent to Harm

In a recent criminal case out of Ohio, a former physician was acquitted of 14 counts of murder after allegedly causing the deaths of his patients by ordering excessive amounts of fentanyl. The case was followed with interest by medical experts, legal professionals, doctors and nurses across the country, as the case raised significant questions…

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What You Should Know About Truck Back Up Accidents

Sharing the road with an 18-wheeler can be a little frightening. Most drivers recognize the dangers of traveling alongside or in front of a big-rig. However, drivers can face danger when they are behind a truck as well – especially if that truck is reversing. There is no specific data on how many truck backing…

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What Is a Never Event?

Unless you are a medical professional, you are likely unaware of the term “never event.” Never events in healthcare are exactly what they sound like – events that should never occur; egregious and catastrophic incidents during medical treatment that typically leave a patient permanently injured or disabled, or result in death. Ken Kizer, MD first…

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