Safety and Health Reporter

Food Poisoning-Personal Injury
Food Poisoning-Personal Injury On January 5, 2013, The Washington Post reported that the Federal government is promulgating new rules for food producers and manufacturers.  The intent is to prevent food-borne illnesses. Over the last several years there have been several instances of wide-spread illnesses due to contaminated food including peanut butter, spinach, ...
Cardiac Conditions-Medical Malpractice
There are a host of tests that can be undertaken to deal with potential or real cardiac conditions.  Cardiac conditions most often are manifested initially by chest pains. The various treatment options consist of but are not limited to the following:  Cardiac Stress tests Echocardiogram imaging Holter Monitors to track heart function over a ...
Settling Personal Injury Claims
Settling Personal Injury Claims The concept of cyber settling personal injury claims is not new.  An attorney by the name of James Ring from Boston has come up with a website that is, in part, based upon game theory with the idea of trying to eliminate all of the back and forth ...
Heart Attack-Medical Malpractice
Heart Attack-Medical Malpractice A heart attack occurs when there is a lack of blood flow to the heart muscle.  That can occur for a number of reasons.  Most often the reason is a clogged vessel that is preventing blood from flowing to the heart.  A common emergency means of dealing with such ...
Hair Samples
A December 23, 2012 article in the Washington Post discloses dramatic flaws not only in the use of hair samples in criminal cases but what appear to be outright misrepresentations by forensic scientists as to the reliability of hair samples.  Hair samples are frequently a component of proof of a defendant's ...
Process
A recent unpublished decision from the First Circuit Court of Appeals in New England sets forth everything that a lawyer or party should not do in terms of serving process on a defendant.  Process is the complaint initiating of a lawsuit along with the summons that tells the defendant what ...
Injury Attorney-Police Abuse
Injury Attorney-Police Abuse The Washington Post on December 30, 2012 published an editorial dealing with an incident at the University of Maryland.   On March 3, 2010 after Maryland’s basketball victory over Duke there were prolonged and rowdy street demonstrations in College Park, MD.  The Prince George’s County Police Department was called ...
Medical Malpractice-Plastic Surgery
Medical Malpractice-plastic surgery cases are difficult cases under the best circumstances.  Jurors tend to have a certain bias against people who elect to have vanity surgery. A couple of areas where these types of malpractice cases should be closely scrutinized is in regards to whether the patient is even an appropriate candidate ...
Team Approach-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 implies, involves a team leader, typically the primary care provider, coordinating ...
Medical Malpractice-Cancer Treatment
Medical Malpractice-Cancer Treatment Where cancer is involved most patients are inclined to opt for any and all available treatment that even has a remote chance of helping their condition.  Dr. Lowell Schnipper, the chief of hematology-oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, who also heads the expert task force on ...
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