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Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the placement of needles into areas of the body and then the manipulation of those needles by hand or with some electrical stimulation with the idea of either restoring health to that body area or somehow limiting pain that may be emanating from that area. Acupuncture has been …

General Surgery Negligence

General surgery negligence can come in a number of forms.  General surgeons are typically thought of as surgeons that operate essentially from the breastbone down to the urological area. 
Any type of general surgery bears with it increased complications of infection given the area of the body that is being operated on.
An …

Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology in Fairfax County certainly is not a new concept.  The prefix “nano” from an etymological point of view means small or dwarf.  Nanotechnology is therefore technology of particles that are incredibly small.  Indeed, the unit of measurement is sometimes referred to as a nanometer which is a billionth of …

Pain Management

Pain management is big business in the medical community.  It is reported in some journals that as many as 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain and the reported cost of dealing with this chronic pain is in the realm of hundreds of billions of dollars. Medical malpractice attorney Brien …

Lethal Injections are Too Lethal

Lethal injections as currently used in Montana are unconstitutional. On September 7, 2012 a State Court Judge from Montana declared the lethal injections used by the state of Montana to execute prisoners to be unconstitutional.  Apparently, what the state prison system does is they use a three drug combination in order to …

The Glove Did Fit

In one of the trials of the century involving O. J. Simpson, he was asked for some reason, to put on the supposed glove that was used by the murderer and, as we all may recall, the glove did not fit.The prosecutor thought the glove did fit.
His defense counsel, Johnnie …

Res Judicata Defined

Res Judicata Defined
Res judicata is a concept that is similar to collateral estoppel which was addressed in another posting.  Res judicata can also be thought of as claim preclusion meaning that certain claims may be precluded from being relitigated if in fact they have already been litigated. As a personal …

Grossly Negligent Behavior

Gross negligence is a legal concept that describes behavior that exceeds what is called simple or ordinary negligence according to injury attorney Brien Roche.  Simple or ordinary negligence is conduct that a reasonably prudent person would not engage in.  Grossly negligent behavior goes beyond that and is typically defined as …

Contributory Negligence Bar Recovery

Contributory negligence is a bar to recovery in most negligence cases according to injury attorney Brien Roche.  The only exception to that is if the defendant’s negligence rises to the level of what is called willful and wanton conduct.  Willful and wanton misconduct is different from any other form of …

Auto Accident Attorney Fairfax

An auto accident attorney in Fairfax, Virginia is probably a bit more busy than attorneys in many other parts of the state because of the level of congestion in this area.  Although the roads throughout the Fairfax area tend to be quite good the level of traffic and the speed with which many …

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