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Tag Archives: Products Liability

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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No jurisdiction over out-of-state auto parts companies (access required)

Where a woman whose claims against out-of-state automotive components sales and distribution companies included only a “few scattered contacts” with Virginia, there was no demonstration of purposeful activity to establish meaningful contact with the forum state. Therefore, court lacked jurisdiction ...

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Claims against orthopedic device maker dismissed (access required)

Although the plaintiff alleged the knee replacement manufacturer committed gross and ordinary negligence, breached express and implied warranties and should be held strictly liable for design defects, the claims were either preempted by federal law or failed to state a ...

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Coal miner’s suit against respirator companies untimely (access required)

Where coal miner filed his products liability claims against the companies who sold, manufactured, designed and marketed the respirators he used within two years after he was diagnosed with complicated coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, his claims were still barred by the ...

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After crush death, car maker argued lock connectors altered – Defense Verdict (access required)

Clarence Whitaker alleged that his wife’s 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe was defective because a critical wiring harness had become disconnected. Mrs. Whitaker was found dead between her car and the side of her house. Police found that the vehicle was ...

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Drug manufacturer not liable after giving warning to physician (access required)

Where drug manufacturers provided adequate warnings to a patient’s treating physician but the treating physician did not make the patient aware of the risks of taking the drug, and the patient experienced a known side effect and died, the manufacturers ...

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