Monthly Archives: September 2013

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Appendicitis Treatment

Appendicitis treatment typically is the performance of surgery i.e., the removal of the appendix.  An article in The Washington Post on September 17, 2013 suggests however that there may be an alternative to surgery.  That article reports a fairly recent … Continue reading

Lyme Disease Diagnosis

Lyme disease can be devastating.  Lyme disease is typically contracted from deer ticks.  The tick bite produces a painless red circle surrounding the bite.  That circle appears shortly after being infected.  This is called a bull’s-eye rash.  People with the … Continue reading

Golden Rule Argument

The Golden Rule encourages that we treat others as we would want to be treated.  That rule however has little application in the courtroom. The traditional rule across the country has been that counsel may not argue to the jury … Continue reading

Child Abuse Brain Injury

Child abuse brain injury was the subject of a recent study put out by National Academy of Sciences.  In an article in The Washington Post on September 13, 2013, it was reported that the study shows that child abuse cannot … Continue reading

Pain Killers & Warning Labels

On September 10th,2013  the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was requiring increased warnings on labels relating to certain injury pain killers.  The focus is on OxyContin and oxycodone.  The new requirements are going to apply to other narcotic painkillers … Continue reading

Rule on Witnesses – What it Really Means

I am always amazed with the varying interpretations that Judges have of the Rule on Witnesses. I have seen the Rule applied so that, in some instances, counsel is not allowed to communicate with any witness or party once that … Continue reading

Forensic Laboratories

Forensic laboratories across the country have been subjected to a barrage of criticism.  Much of that criticism is well-founded.  In January 2013 the New York City Medical Examiner’s office confirmed that it was reviewing more than 800 rape cases for … Continue reading