FDA Strengthens Warning on Medical Devices (Morcellators)

On November 25, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) regulators strengthened the warning on a common gynecologic surgical device known as a morcellator. Since April 2014, the FDA discouraged morcellation for uterine procedures warning that morcellators may spread occult cancer in the course of fibroid removal. Before strengthening the warning on November 25, 2014, […]

Multi-tasking and Driving is Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from the road (Multi-tasking). Every day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. When most of us think of distracted driving, we […]

4 Important Tips to Remember If You’re In a Car Accident

Whether you need a refresher on what to do after you’ve been in a car accident or you’re helping someone as they learn to drive, knowing what to do after an auto accident is extremely important. An all too common reaction after an auto accident is immediate panic, which only compounds the stress of an […]

Obtaining Justice: 1.8 Million Dollar Verdict for Family of Killed Teen

On Friday, July 11, 2014, we obtained a $1.8 Million dollar verdict for Ms. Dawn M. Jones and her family as a result of the death of her daughter Ikeyia M. Jones. Ikeyia died on February 10, 2013, on South Crater Road, by Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg Virginia. She was only 18 years old. Ikeyai […]

Taser Deaths: Who is Responsible

The rise in the use of tasers (stun guns) has predictably led to a rise in taser deaths.  For many years now, tasers have been classified as “non-lethal” force.  However, in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, should that classification change? Here is a table released by the Orlando Police Department classifying tasers […]

Interesting Cases from Around the Country

Trucking Accidents Revisited We have been talking about truck accidents a lot lately.  As we previously discussed, one reason we keep bringing up truck accidents is that they occur all the time.  In our community we hear of trucking accidents on I-95, I-85, and I-295 on a monthly basis. Last December, a Texas jury awarded […]

Tracy Morgan: A Victim of Truck Driver Fatigue

Truck Driver Fatigue Just when we were growing complacent about truck driver safety, famous comedian, Tracy Morgan, was critically injured by a Wal-Mart truck driver.  The truck crash that killed comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair and injured Tracy Morgan and three other passengers may give new urgency to a long-running debate over federal rest rules for […]

What You Need to Know About Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist coverage (“UM”) is often overlooked and underappreciated.  However, it may be the single most important aspect of your automobile insurance.  UM is all about protecting yourself. How Uninsured Motorist Coverage Works UM protects you from others who don’t have insurance, or who have only minimum coverage limits.  (Virginia requires minimum […]

Medical Malpractice: Holding Doctors and Hospitals Accountable

440,000 people die each year as a result of preventable medical errors.  This is equivalent to the entire population of the City of Richmond dying TWICE each year due to medical negligence!  These are people in our community, our family, our friends. At Cuthbert Law Offices, we fight Medical Malpractice.  We take our work seriously […]