Safety and Health Reporter

Facial Disfigurement

Facial disfigurement claims are frequently under evaluated because they are looked at only from the point of view of the disfigurement itself and not the impact that it may have upon earning capacity according to personal injury attorney Brien Roche.  The subtle discrimination against a person who has a facial disfigurement is …

Checking Out The Doc

In determining whether or not there is a viable medical malpractice case against a physician checking out the doctor may be the first step.  There are several avenues that should be pursued in that regard:

Prior medical malpractice cases.  This may well serve as a basis for punitive damages if in …

Nursing Home Negligence Warning Signs

Brien RocheIf you are a loved one of a person in a nursing home, you should be on the lookout for certain nursing home abuse warning signs:

Bed sores also called …

What we can learn from historic product liability cases

You may have some recall of a famous product liability claim that was brought against Ford Motor Company many years ago relating to their Pinto automobile. Ford made an engineering decision to place the gas tank on the Pinto in the rear of the vehicle even though they knew …

Off-Label Prescription Drug Use

Injury attorney Brien Roche reports that the use of drugs in ways other than described in the FDA-approved label is called “off-label use”. Although it is legal for physicians to prescribe medications for “off-label” uses, it is not legal for drug companies to promote unapproved uses or distort information about …

Personal Injury Lawyer Explains Personal Injury Law

Personal injury law is also known as tort law
A tort is a civil wrong that is not based upon a contract. An example may help clarify that definition. If I punch you in the nose because you say some bad things about one of the books that I have written …

Pre-Injury Releases Invalidated

Brien RochePre-injury releases took another hit in the 2010 decision from the Iowa Supreme Court of Galloway v. State found at 790 N.W.2d 252.  In that decision the State Supreme Court joined what …

Air Crashes and Near Air Crashes

Air crashes and near air crashes have caused the National Transporation Safety Board to take a closer look at close calls in the skies per injury attorney Brien Roche .

In January of 2011 an American Airlines jumbo jet carrying 259 people was involved in a near miss with a pair of …

Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast cancer treatment options from a surgical point of view consist of either mastectomy or lumpectomy according to medical malpractice attorney Brien Roche.  Lumpectomy is not a good option if the tumor is too large or diffuse or if the patient can’t tolerate radiation.  The lumpectomy spares most of the breast, …

Green Buildings May Have Some Liability Issues

Green buildings can be a cost saving.  Green buildings are found throughout the United States and have a variety of features.  Some of them have water that is heated by thermal solar panels, cisterns that collect rain water from the roof, toilets that are composting toilets and use no water.  One of the …

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