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    • What You Post Can Be Held Against You

      What You Post Can Be Held Against You

      The use of social media has become part of our everyday lives. Millions of people spend time on a daily basis – sometimes an hourly basis – on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat accounts. We share photos, opinions, jokes, […]

    • Can Textalyzers Help Decrease Distracted Driving Crashes?

      Can Textalyzers Help Decrease Distracted Driving Crashes?

      Every day in the United States, nine people are killed and more than 1,000 are seriously injured in car crashes caused by distracted drivers. Many safety advocates believe the number is much higher because many drivers don’t admit they were […]

    • Elephant Tranquilizer Carfentanil Worsens Opioid Overdose Crisis

      Elephant Tranquilizer Carfentanil Worsens Opioid Overdose Crisis

      As a Virginia dangerous drug attorney, I have tracked the tragic consequences of the overprescribing and illegal sale of powerful prescription painkillers for more than two decades. Doctors, dentists and pharmacists who did too little to limit access to medications […]

    • $150M AndroGel Heart Attack Award Bodes Well for Other People Suing Drug Maker

      $150M AndroGel Heart Attack Award Bodes Well for Other People Suing Drug Maker

      A federal jury in Chicago awarded a man who suffered a heart attack while using the testosterone replacement product AndroGel $150 million in punitive damages. With their July 24, 2017, decision, jurors found that AndroGel’s maker, AbbVie, misrepresented the risks […]

    • Is Asbestos in Talcum Baby Powder the ‘Crime of the Century’?

      Is Asbestos in Talcum Baby Powder the ‘Crime of the Century’?

      Recent health and safety information has arisen with regard to asbestos contamination of common talc baby powder products, including talc products sold by Johnson & Johnson, and other talcum powder products still for sale throughout the United States. During 2016 […]

    • Federal Efforts to Cap Medical Malpractice Awards Stall

      Federal Efforts to Cap Medical Malpractice Awards Stall

      A rare win appears within reach for the “forgotten people” who stand to lose so much if Republicans in Congress succeed in completely repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). H.R. 1215, introduced as companion legislation to the American […]

    • FDA Bans Powdered Surgical Gloves

      FDA Bans Powdered Surgical Gloves

      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a ban on the use of powdered gloves in surgery and other medical and dental procedures. The FDA originally issued a proposal to ban the gloves in March of last year but […]

    • Jury: Johnson & Johnson Failed to Warn About Talcum Powder’s Ovarian Cancer Risks

      Jury: Johnson & Johnson Failed to Warn About Talcum Powder’s Ovarian Cancer Risks

      A jury in St. Louis awarded $110.5 million to a woman who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products for more than 40 years. The civil defective and dangerous product lawsuit centered […]

    • Virginia Beach Man Sentenced to 6 Years for Fatal DUI Crash

      Virginia Beach Man Sentenced to 6 Years for Fatal DUI Crash

      A 23 year old medical student at Eastern Virginia Medical School was killed in the early AM hours of April 24, 2016 in a DUI wreck, by a 39 year old Virginia Beach man. This week, he received a sentence […]

    • Spike in Drug Abuse Deaths Mirrored in Rise in Fatal Drugged Driving Crashes

      Spike in Drug Abuse Deaths Mirrored in Rise in Fatal Drugged Driving Crashes

      April 2017 brought bad news about drug-related fatalities on two fronts. Virginia became the latest state to see dramatic increases in deadly opioid overdoses, and a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) revealed that, for the first time, […]