Monthly Archives: December 2010

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Anesthetic Injury Due to Gastric Aspiration

Anesthesia injury can occur from gastric aspiration which is avoidable. Gastric aspiration can occur during the course of the administration of anesthesia due to the patient’s stomach contents entering into the esophagus and then into the pharynx.  From the pharynx … Continue reading

Increased Ethanol in Gasoline

In December of 2010 the Environmental Protection Agency approved a request from the ethanol industry to allow ethanol content in a gallon of gasoline to climb from 10 to 15 percent.  The new fuel will be called E15 as opposed to … Continue reading

Injuries Due to Time Urgent Delivery Systems

Injuries due to time urgent delivery systems are common according to accident lawyer Brien Roche. In the rush rush world that we live in we have all become accustomed to overnight delivery, 10:00 a.m. next-day delivery or 30-minute delivery. Such time … Continue reading

Food Poisoning in the U.S.

On December 15, 2010 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that one in six Americans get sick from food illnesses every year and approximately 3,000 people die from such illnesses each year.  Although these figures are lower than … Continue reading

Black Box Data In Auto Accidents

The “black box” is some times called the Electronic Control Module or the Electronic Control Unit or may also be referred to as the crash data recorder or event data recorder.According to accident lawyer Brien Roche they are all one and … Continue reading

Cigarettes Fire Cases

Cigarette fire cases involve interesting issues of product liability law. Many household fires are caused by cigarettes according to injury attorney Brien Roche.  Everybody knows that cigarettes burn and that cigarettes can cause fires.  There is however established data that … Continue reading

Auto Glass Defects Cause Injury

Auto Glass Defects Auto glass defects cause injuries in failing to contain passengers and in allowing glass to become a projectile according to accident lawyer Brien Roche. Many side and rear windows and sunroofs  in motor vehicles are made of tempered … Continue reading

Federal Pleading Requirements Have Been Heightened

Several recent Federal Court decisions have heightened the pleading requirements for the initial pleading initiating a law suit in Federal Court.  The mandate now is that the Complaint initiating the law suit must set forth enough facts to state a … Continue reading

The Good Samaritan Defense in Malpractice Cases

The Good Samaritan defense is created by statutes that protect health care providers from medical malpractice claims where the provider is rendering emergency care in a non-hospital context. Good Samaritan Defense-Emergency Care Emergency care is typically defined as unexpected or … Continue reading

Sexual Assault by Health Care Providers

Sexual assault by health care providers is not unheard of. In reviewing cases of this nature, which may qualify as medical malpractice actions, it is important that the following be considered: Was the sexual assault reported to the authorities?  If not, … Continue reading

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