Monthly Archives: January 2014

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Hospital Infections

Hospital infections are fairly common.  Hospitals take extra measures to decrease the likelihood of infection.  The fact is that hospitals can be dangerous places.  This likewise applies that doctors’ offices, clinics and other health care settings.  A particular type of … Continue reading

Chiropractic Malpractice

Although chiropractic malpractice may come in many forms, one of the more devastating forms arises from a manipulation called “cracking the neck”.  This cervical procedure involves a sharp manipulation to the neck. Chiropractic Malpractice-Cervical Manipulations Some patients have experienced immediate … Continue reading

Economic Loss Rule-Negligent Representation

The economic loss rule in its original form was designed to prevent a commercial buyer of defective goods from suing either in negligence or strict liability when the only injury consisted of damage to the goods themselves.  The rule attempts … Continue reading

Federal Medical Malpractice

Federal medical malpractice consisting of medical negligence at a federal facility is governed by the Federal Tort Claims Act.  These federal facilities could be military bases, veterans’ hospitals or conceivably federal clinics.  The actual provider must be a federal employee … Continue reading

Secret Settlements

Secret settlements are common but they can also be dangerous.  Remington Firearms Company knew of hundreds of documented deaths and injuries resulting from defects in their Model 700 trigger mechanism.  They were able to conceal this flaw for years by … Continue reading

Breath Shortness

Shortness of breath is always a worrisome symptom.  A healthy blood oxygen saturation rate is 98%.  What that means is that 98% of the oxygen that is brought into your body is saturating into the blood and being carried by … Continue reading

Boss Tweed

We have all heard of Tammany Hall.  It is the so-called meeting place of the famously corrupt head of the New York City Democratic Party.  His full name was William Magear “Boss” Tweed.  Tweed served one term in the U.S. … Continue reading

Product Liability and Foreign Manufacturers

Foreign manufacturers are viewed by many plaintiff’s lawyers as being exempt from liability. But that need not defeat a claim for product defects. Defective Chinese Drywall The drywall fiasco that has occurred over the last many years is an example. … Continue reading

Urinary Infections Addressed By Fairfax Injury Lawyer

Urinary infections are the most common of all bacterial infections.  As many as 80% of women will get at least one such infection.  They can be caused by sexual activity, the use of certain spermicides, the use of diaphragms, the … Continue reading