Safety and Health Reporter

Specific Product Liability Cases

Brien RocheSpecific Product Liability Cases-Machine Entrapment
Machine entrapment cases are considerably less common today than they were years ago principally because of guarding techniques that have been employed by manufacturers and …

Product Liability Generally

Brien RocheProduct Liability Generally and Federal Preemption
The Preemption Doctrine states essentially that where the federal government has passed legislation and has intended to, so to speak, occupy that particular field then …

Product Liability and Auto Injury

Brien RocheRollover injuries continue to be a problem with many vehicles The doctrine of crashworthiness is a component of product liability law which  was developed many years ago and …

Infections

Brien RocheInfections Can Be Good

In 1989 17,414 British school children were studied by an epidemiologist and he concluded from them that those who had grown up with more siblings and, thereby presumably more …

Insurance Coverage

Brien RocheYou would think that the topic of auto insurance is a simple one.  Years ago some insurance carriers began writing auto insurance policies in what they call plain …

Baby Powder Lawsuits
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Johnson & Johnson, the world-famous maker of Band Aids, has recently been hit with several sizable verdicts relating to its product known as “Baby Powder” …

Gross Negligence Redefined

Brien RocheThe Virginia Supreme Court may have recently redefined gross negligence in a decision styled Elliott v. Carter. The case was a wrongful death action involving a Boy Scout and his …

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a new form of treatment for injury.  In particular it can be effective with different types of orthopaedic injuries.  For instance a torn rotator cuff where cortisone injections …

Explaining Causation

Brien RocheExplaining causation to a jury is difficult in some cases.  In other cases causation may be very simple.  In an auto collision case if a person hits his or her head …

Proving Damages

Brien RocheProving damages can always be a significant challenge on behalf of an injured person.  Most people sitting on a jury who are asked to award damages to an injured party are …

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