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Virginia, Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers – Virginia Workplace Fatalities/Deaths Decrease

The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry recently reported the number of workplace fatalities/deaths in Virginia decreased by 15% in 2007 from 165 to 141, the lowest number since 1995. The nationwide number of workplace fatalities decreased by 6% to 5,488 in 2007, according to a preliminary estimate released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in August. The occupation with the largest share of workplace fatalities was tractor-trailer and truck driving which accounted for 21 fatalities.

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Fentanyl Patch Drug Manufacturers Hammered Again by Wrongful Death Verdict

In what appears to be at least the third plaintiff’s victory in a personal injury/wrongful death suit over Fentanyl patches (also called Duragesic patches), a jury ordered $13.3 million to the family of a Florida woman who died when a faulty pain patch leaked and flooded her bloodstream with Fentanyl medication, killing her. The verdict was returned in the state circuit court in Seminole County, Florida.

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