Safety and Health Reporter

The Robotic Surgeon-Robots in the Operating Room
More and more hospitals are opting for the robotic surgeon for the purpose of performing certain types of surgery. The robots are expected to cut down on the error rate and occurrences of medical malpractice.  Typically, these robots are now used only in minimally invasive surgeries as opposed to the large ...
Your Doctors Credentials
Many hospitals have incorporated standardized credentialing criteria into their bylaws in an attempt to insure that their doctors are qualified to exercise the privileges granted to them and to reduce the likelihood of medical malpractice claims against them.  Credentialing itself is a process whereby the hospital determines the doctors ...
Who Watching Camp Counselor?
In this age of summer camps of all types ranging from sports camps to computer camps to mathematics camps it is important to know who is the camp counselor who is  going to be dealing with your child and who is watching the camp counselor.  Camps can be held to certain ...
Preemption Doctrine
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 the 50 states cannot intervene in terms of passing legislation that might somehow be inconsistent with the federal statute.  The logic in federal preemption is ...
The Attorney for the Damned
Most of us have probably heard of Clarence Darrow, the famous attorney that undertook the defense of a teacher who was discussing evolution and who acquired national and international fame in the Scopes trial.  Clarence Darrow, however, had a few trials of his own.  In a recent book entitled Clarence Darrow: Attorney ...
Mild to Moderate Brain Injury-A Devastating Loss
Mild to moderate brain injury is probably a misnomer.  Physicians, however, use this term to describe brain injuries that may indeed in many instances be quite significant but not to the point of being severe, i.e. totally disabling.  Personal injury attorneys are accustomed to seeing mild to moderate brain injuries with a host ...
Birth Injury
Birth injury cases are extremely difficult cases.  The doctor or health care provider, through its counsel, will throw several road blocks in your path.  The most obvious of those road blocks in Virginia is the Virginia Neurological Birth Injury Act which precludes suit against a health care provider who has delivered ...
Mediation In Fairfax Virginia
Mediation is a mechanism by which a neutral individual is chosen by the parties to assist the parties in discussing settlement with the idea that at the end of the meditation the case will be settled.  In Fairfax, Virginia a virtual industry has arisen around mediation of civil cases of all ...
Demands For Settlement
Demands for settlement in any personal injury case are challenging especially in terms of deciding exactly how much to ask for. In Fairfax, Virginia claims adjusters certainly recognize that this is a relatively conservative area.  It is not unusual for Fairfax juries to award plaintiffs simply their medical bills and lost income ...
Disability Ratings
Disability ratings within a personal injury lawsuit can be important.  The term disability rating, however, can have a number of different meanings. If you are a veteran and making a claim against the Veteran's Administration, then a disability rating becomes important because that rating then determines the amount of compensation ...
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