Safety and Health Reporter

Tort Duty
The issue of tort duty or duty in tort was recently taken up by the Virginia Supreme Court.  The case is RGR v. Settle decided on October 31, 2014.  Mr. Settle was the operator of a truck that was driving on a private road.  The private road intersected with a railroad ...
Life Expectancy
Life expectancy is on the rise. So says recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The average life expectancy for people born in 2012 in the United States is a record high of 78.8 years. Girls born in 2012 will live on average 4.8 years longer than boys born ...
Eyewitness Identification
Eyewitness identification is a critical feature of our legal system.  Most people would agree that eyewitness identification however stands on fragile legs. Eyewitness identification is frequently influenced by such things as the race of a suspect, bad lighting, aggressive police interrogations and the overall trauma of the event. Many people believe ...
Auto Insurance
You would think that the topic of auto insurance is a simple one.  Years ago some insurance carriers began writing auto insurance policies in what they call plain English.  Plain English to an insurance carrier is typically not plain English to the ordinary American.  As simple as insurance ...
Ruptured Aneurysm
A ruptured aneurysm is typically a catastrophic event. An aneurysm may be in the brain or it may be in other parts of the body.  The ruptured aneurysm frequently leaves the patient barely conscious and in shock with massive internal bleeding.  Sometimes the heart may stop. Ruptured Aneurysm: Abdominal Aorta If the ...
What Kind of Compensation is Available for a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
A spinal cord injury is a serious and life-altering experience that can impact the lives of victims both temporarily or permanently.  Because of the integral relationship between the spinal cord and the body, spinal cord injuries can create a host of health problems.  Spinal cord injuries generally involve damage to ...
Unnecessary Hip Replacement
Hip replacement surgery has become the bread and butter of many orthopaedic surgeons.  Many of these surgeries are simply unnecessary.  Hip pain, where there is no arthritis, typically is a clue to the fact that impending hip replacement surgery may not be necessary. An unnecessary hip replacement is avoidable. Unnecessary Hip ...
Rear End Collision : Two Questions You Should Ask
A rear end collision is one of the most common car accidents.  Most of us have heard that if you are rear-ended in a car accident, the tailing car is almost always at fault.  While that is true in most instances, there are a few scenarios in which the tailing ...
ERISA Subrogation
The issue of ERISA subrogation was the subject of a recent Supreme Court decision entitled U.S. Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen. In this case the Court dealt with the ERISA statute and the concept of ERISA subrogation.  ERISA stands for Employee Retirement Income Security Act.  That statute provides a number of different benefits ...
Wrongful Death Employer Liability
Recently an Illinois Appellate Court ruled an employer must defend against a wrongful death lawsuit charging negligence in their failure to investigate death threats one of its employees had emailed to his family from his work computer.  In this alleged negligence case , the company failed to protect the employee's ...
Page 1 of 4012345...102030...Last »