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September 2013 Archives

Paxil product liability suit may affect users in Virginia

In a case that could affect Virginia users of Paxil, a US District Court judge granted a motion to remand the case brought by a mother against pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline that claims her son's heart defect was caused by her use of the drug while she was pregnant. The product liability claim was made as part of a Paxil mass tort docket with what the judge called an unusually complicated procedural history. Records show that the woman's complaint was consolidated with other Paxil pregnancy cases in 2011 to allow a judge to decide on their identical motions to remand.

Virginia ticketing and accident stats for Labor Day

The state of Virginia has released crash and ticketing data related to the long Labor Day weekend. Based on information from the state police, a total of nine deaths occurred as a result of automobile accidents. Authorities were called to the scene of 636 accidents, and of the nine that were fatal, eight involved cars, and one involved a moped. The individual who died as a result of the moped accident was wearing his helmet, authorities say, and of the eight individuals involved in the deadly car accidents, five were not wearing seat belts at the time of the collision. Two of the car accidents that ended in death involved alcohol.

Drone accident at Virginia bull-running event injures 4

An event in Petersburg on Aug. 24 modeled after Pamplona, Spain's controversial San Fermin festival resulted in four injuries, but those injuries weren't caused by the bulls. Rather, the injuries came from a drone accident: The small, flying device that plummeted to the surprised crowd at approximately 12:00 p.m. reportedly looked like a mechanical spider and measured four feet in diameter. The device had been flying over the event to capture footage before it dipped and crashed into the crowd. Four people suffered minor injuries in the accident and were treated onsite.

Recall initiated for potential steering loss in police vehicles

Virginia residents may be interested in a recall of certain Police Interceptors and other car models. This stems from an issue with the steering mechanism that has the potential to inhibit the proper steering of the vehicle.

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