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Handling Fire Cases

Cigarette Fires 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 … Continue reading

Highway Defect Cases

Roadway Drop-off Cases Roadway drop off injuries arise in those instances where a vehicle leaves the travel portion of the roadway onto a sunken shoulder and the driver then attempts to reenter the roadway by pulling the front wheels at … Continue reading

Filing Suit in Federal Court

Filing suit in federal court requires first an analysis of whether that court has what is called subject matter jurisdiction.Subject matter jurisdiction in federal court is based on either diversity of citizenship or what is called a federal question. Diversity … Continue reading

Arbitration Clauses May Not be Enforceable

Arbitration clauses may not be enforceable in consumer contracts. That has become the subject of some controversy.  The purpose of the arbitration clause is to force the consumer, and in many instances employees, into arbitration as opposed to filing suit … Continue reading

Diet Is The Key

We are what we eat. That statement has always been true but is probably more compelling now than it has been in the past due to the variety of junk food now available. Diet Is The Key and Control of … Continue reading

Fairfax County Deck Collapses

Outdoor decks have become a common fixture on many residential dwellings.  Sometimes the decks are built as part of new construction and sometimes they are built as afterthoughts by the homeowner. Fairfax County Deck Collapses May Be Governed By Typical … Continue reading

Preventing Medical Malpractice

The team approach in medicine may well be on the horizon.  In a December 2, 2012 article in The Washington Post a young physician reported on the team approach within the Veterans Administration system.  The team approach, as the name … Continue reading


Orthopedists are frequent players in personal injury claims.  Orthopaedic surgery or the general field of orthopaedics deals with injuries to the skeletal system and to the muscular system.  In any serious muscular or skeletal injury an orthopaedic surgeon should be … Continue reading

Ophthalmological Medical Malpractice

Eye surgery is becoming more and more prevalent in particular as the population ages.  There are several conditions that may necessitate eye surgery. Cataracts are a result of the clumping of proteins around the lens of the eye thereby causing … Continue reading

Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can be seen in a variety of forms and in some instances may he the result of medical malpractice by the obstetrician. Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy traditionally has been considered to be a product of oxygen deprivation during … Continue reading

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