Tag Archives: Products Liability

Post-sale duty to warn about defective product recognized (access required)

Although the Virginia Supreme Court has yet to recognize a post-sale duty to warn, the court held a manufacturer is liable for failing to warn about dangers discovered after selling a product if it was reasonable to provide such warnings. ...

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Product met current standard, design claim fails (access required)

A man injured when his surgeon entered the incorrect order into an Electronic Health Records, or EHR, system failed in his attempt to hold the manufacturer liable for negligent design. The EHR system complied with the only “prevailing safety standard” ...

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Student crushed by motorized partition — $3,500,000 settlement (access required)

Decedent was a 10-year-old student at a Northern Virginia public school. During an after-school program, he was asked by a teacher to help operate a motorized partition that separated two rooms. To better hear the teacher on the other side ...

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Woman’s scalp dislodged by machine lacking safety panels — $8 million settlement (access required)

This is a products liability case arising out of an industrial accident in which plaintiff’s hair became entangled in an unguarded glue roller and drive shaft. On March 5, 2018, the plaintiff, then 40, was working as an operator on ...

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Industrial equipment aggravated man’s arthritis — $750,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff suffered a work-related injury while operating industrial equipment, which plaintiff alleged was defectively designed and negligently tested. Plaintiff asserted that the injury-causing event aggravated his pre-existing glenohumeral arthritis, which led to an arthroscopic debridement, partial shoulder replacement and total ...

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