Safety and Health Reporter

Collateral Estoppel
Estoppel, a corollary to collater estoppel,is a principle of law that essentially says that where one person has either said something or taken some action that another person has justifiably relied upon and thereby changed their position then that first person is estopped (barred) from either denying what was said or ...
Negligent Entrustment
Accident Lawyer Discusses Negligent Entrustment The concept of negligent entrustment is one that has consequences not only for the potential liability of the owner of a vehicle but also has potential consequences as far as insurance coverage in the event of an auto accident. Fairfax  accident lawyer Brien Roche has authored other ...
Last Clear Chance Doctrine
In Virginia the last clear chance doctrine applies to motor vehicle accidents wherein the defendant has raised the defense of contributory negligence on the part of the plaintiff.  As such, last clear chance is really a defense to a defense, i.e. it is a defense to the defense known ...
Constructive Knowledge
Injury Attorney Explains Constructive Knowledge The term "constructive" is one that is used frequently in the law.  It is derived from the word "construe".  When you hear the term constructive knowledge or constructive fraud what that means is that you are not dealing with actual knowledge or notice but rather you ...
Heartburn Esophageal Reflux
Heartburn or what may be called esophageal reflux is something that most of us experience at one time or another.  In its more extreme form it can develop into what is called gastroesophageal reflux disease also known as GERD. Fairfax medical malpractice attorney Brien Roche has written other related articles ...
Injury Attorney Comments On Police Surveillance
Cell phone technology has become so sophisticated that police surveillance now includes tracking  people almost down to the square foot based upon cell phone usage reports injury attorney Brien Roche. In a recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the Court held that the police did not violate ...
Traumatic Brain Injury Scanning
Accident Lawyer Addresses Brain Imaging Traumatic brain injury scanning has been previously addressed on this site by accident lawyer Brien Roche.There are a number of different imaging possibilities in terms of trying to capture an actual picture of traumatic brain injury.They fall into several different categories.  One of them is what ...
Legal Drama is Good for the Soul
There has been much legal drama seen in stage performances over the years that were based on legal issues,none of which have involved personal injury claims.  One of the early ones was "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE" wherein Portia dressed as a doctor of laws attempted to prevent Shylock from getting his "pound ...
Physician Conflict Interest
The pervasiveness of the drug and medical device industry in the medical profession is probably not fully known or fully appreciated reports medical malpractice atttorney Brien Roche.  It is known, however, that the pharmaceutical industry and medical device manufacturing industry go to great lengths to curry favor with physicians in order to promote their ...
Sports Concussions
A concussion involves an alteration in mental status that may or may not involve a loss of consciousness.  Many physicians and athletic personnel assume that because there has been no loss of consciousness that therefore there is no concussion and therefore no traumatic brain injury.  That is not so reports ...
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