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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Best Law Firms 2017 Rankings Announced

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

As of November 1, 2016, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers publicly announced the Seventh Edition of the Best Law Firms rankings. MichieHamlett is proud to be included in this elite and extremely impressive group. METROPOLITAN TIER 1 Charlottesville Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Family Law Litigation – Trusts & Estates Personal Injury… Read More »

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Highway Fatalities Rise Sharply – Smart Phone and Auto Technology to Blame?

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

Distracted driving and its link to traffic accidents, personal injuries and fatalities has been in the news for more than half a decade.  I have made it a public awareness goal of mine to talk about the dangers and to advocate for safe driving practices. The number of highway deaths had been in steady… Read More »

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Lee Livingston named BestLawyers® 2017 Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiff “Lawyer of the Year” in Charlottesville.

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

LEE LIVINGSTON has a 20-year, powerful history of success helping people who have been harmed by the negligence of others. This has resulted in a long list of peer review awards including Best Lawyers, US News and World Report medical malpractice lawyer of the year in 2012 and personal injury lawyer of the year… Read More »

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Lee Livingston named 2019 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in the Charlottesville Area

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

MichieHamlett attorney Lee Livingston was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in the Charlottesville area.  This is Lee’s third time receiving this prestigious title (2015; 2017). Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the… Read More »

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Ethicon Hernia Mesh Failure

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

Some who were promised a solution in Johnson and Johnson’s Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite hernia mesh, instead found themselves facing potential infections, hernia recurrence and more surgeries. Ethicon Hernia Mesh was first approved for use in hernia repair procedures in April 2010, but without FDA review or clinical trials to evaluate its safety before… Read More »

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Two MichieHamlett Attorneys Named Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Charlottesville

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FDA’s Regulations on E-cigarette Industry

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

On July 28, 2017 the FDA announced a five-year extension of the deadline for product applications from manufacturers of vaping products. The announcement also lays out the FDA’s vision of lowering nicotine levels and establishing a regulatory framework for tobacco products. “To make certain that the FDA is striking an appropriate balance between regulation… Read More »

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Recent Study Links Vaping and E-Cigarette use to Several Health Risks?

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

A recent study conducted at the Karolinska Institute, a medical university in Stockholm, has opened up the conversation about the relative safety of vaping, or smoking e-cigarettes. The Karolinska Institute recruited 15 volunteers who had never smoked e-cigarettes. After running a series of tests, they found that 30 minutes after vaping, the participants had… Read More »

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The Impact of Self-Driving Cars

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

Technological changes in the auto industry have taken several giant leaps forward in the last decade, including lane change warning systems, emergency braking, and self-driving cars which may only be a year of two away from hitting the roads in huge numbers.  So what does that mean in terms of consumer safety and liability?… Read More »

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Smoking and Lawsuits: What did Big Tobacco know, and when did they know it?

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

By Greg Webb Lawsuits Against Big Tobacco Companies Many people watching old movies and even TV shows from the 60s and 70s are jarred by the amount of smoking going on. Glamorous stars cast smoldering looks as they inhale; rugged heartthrobs stoically take a drag as a reward for another damsel/ranch/platoon saved.  But surely… Read More »

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