Safety and Health Reporter

Prostate Surgery May Not Be the Answer
In a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine it was reported that prostate surgery to treat early prostate cancer did not in any significant way reduce deaths over a 10 year period.  The study was funded by the federal government and consisted of a ...
So You Want to Know Where Our Laws Come From II
In continuing on with the theme of where our laws come from, the Magna Carta was entered into between King John and the English noblemen in 1215 A.D. at a field in England known as Runnymede.  The thrust of the Magna Carta is that the government is subject to the laws that are enacted.  ...
So You Want to Know Where Our Laws Come From
Where Our Laws Come From Although this blog is written by a personal injury lawyer, it deals with a number of legal issues and therefore it may be of some interest to take a look at the question of where our laws come from and how they have evolved.  That is not an ...
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 ...
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 ...
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