Safety and Health Reporter

Corporate Depositions
Corporate depositions are allowed under Rules of the Court. The pertinent rules require that the organization (corporation or otherwise) designate and prepare people to speak on its behalf regarding matters specified. This specification must be with reasonable particularity. The responding party then has to produce one or ...
Child Head Injuries
Child head injuries are potentially problematic cases for a host of reasons. They require the intervention of a multitude of professionals. Children naturally fear strangers. They frequently are uncomfortable with new people and putting them into a situation where they are forced to deal with new people is typically not ...
Platelet Treatment
Platelet treatment, also called Platelet-rich plasma treatment, is becoming increasingly popular for a variety of different types of injuries.  The treatment involves injecting concentrated platelets, taken from the patient's own blood, into the site of injury in order to speed up recovery.  The evidence is conflicting as to the effectiveness ...
Diagnosis-Misdiagnosis
Diagnosis-misdiagnosis are contrary terms but frequently go hand-in-hand.  Studies indicate that doctors make the wrong diagnosis in 10% to 15% of office visits for a new problem.   Diagnosis-Misdiagnosis Avoiding the Latter The average office visit with most physicians last no more than 21 minutes.  The physician's ability to make a diagnosis ...
Back Pain
One in four adults experience back pain in the course of a year.  This is also a common reason for doctors' visits.  Most people recover from back pain without any medical treatment. Back Pain Treatment The generally recommended treatment mode is over-the-counter medication, rest and exercise  for what is called nonspecific back ...
Vertigo Car Accidents
Vertigo is a feeling that you or your surroundings are spinning.  Car accidents can be the cause.  Vertigo itself is simply a symptom, not a disease.  Vertigo Involves Loss Of BalanceYour ability to maintain proper balance is a function of fluid in the inner ear area that sends signals to ...
Car Accidents Alighting from Vehicle
Many people do not appreciate that car accidents involving alighting from a vehicle are frequently the fault of the person who is exiting the vehicle.  For instance imagine that you park on the right side of a one-way street.  Exiting from that vehicle on the driver's side into a lane ...
Construction Accidents-Rental Equipment
A recent article in the Trial Lawyers magazine reports of 3,945 workplace deaths in 2012, 20% of them were construction accidents.  The leading cause of such construction accident deaths are falls, being struck by objects, electrocution and finally being crushed between moving objects. Construction Accidents-Rental Equipment Much of the equipment used on ...
Pediatric Heart Defects
A DC-Metro woman who is also a physician with the FDA gave birth to her third child in 2009; a seemingly healthy baby girl who nursed well and had gained weight before her very first pediatrician's appointment. When the baby was about 6 weeks old she began vomiting, had difficulty nursing ...
Uterine Fibroids
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors or growths in the muscles of the uterus.  These fibroids can get quite sizeable and as a result of their size cause heavy bleeding, urinary frequency, constipation, bloating, pain and interference with the ability to become pregnant or carry a pregnancy. Uterine Fibroids-Unspoken Problem The unspoken problem ...
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