Virginia: Car Accidents – a Lawyer’s Tires (February 8, 2016)

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The Trial Lawyer is the quarterly journal of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Its issue for Winter 2016 features multiple articles involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice and product liability.

The 2 Trial Lawyer MVA articles are: “ARE YOU LOOKING FOR PUNITIVE DAMAGES IN THE WRONG HAYSTACK [FOR YOUR INTERSTATE TRUCKING CRASH CASE]?”, id. at 14-15; and “THE NTSB [NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD] CALLS FOR MAJOR TIRE SAFETY REFORMS TO FIX A ‘COMPLETELY BROKEN’ SYSTEM,” id. at 18-20. “NTSB studied recall data from 2009-2013, discovering that only 44 percent of the recalled tires were removed from service”. Id. at 19 (italics original).

The 8 Trial Lawyer medical malpractice and product liability articles are: “IVC Filters: Worse Than Dangerous, They’re Useless,” id. at 22; “Benicar Lawsuit Victims Ask: Why Did It Take So Long For the FDA To Issue Warnings?,” id. at 23; “Deadly Anticoagulant Xarelto Continues To Get Celebrity Endorsements,” id. at 23-24; “Surgical Warming Blanket Inventor Tries To Warn The Medical Community of Danger,” id. at 25; “FDA Concludes That Invokana Increases Risk of Osteoporosis,” id. at 25; “CONSIDERING A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE INVOLVING CERERBAL PALSY?,” id. at 27-30; “DID YOUR DOCTOR PASS THESE DRUG-COMPANY FUNDED COURSES,” id. at 32-33; and “BIG PHARMA DIVES INTO THE TAX AVOIDANCE MARKET”. Id. at 56-57. In its October 2015 issue, “Annals of Surgery reports that [C.R. Bard IVC] filters are not only injuring and killing people, they’re doing so while offering no benefit whatsoever to patients,” id. at 22; and surgical warming blanket inventor Dr. Scott Augustine alleges that such Bair Hugger blankets (which generated $31,000,000,000.00 in sales for 3M in 2015) actually were increasing the risk of infections and post-surgical complications (such as loss of limbs) for patients. Id. at 25.

Mr. Waterman is a charter member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Virginia. His practice focuses on motor vehicles accidents, medical malpractice, and other cases of wrongful death, brain injury, and other serious personal injuries.