Safety and Health Reporter

Truck Accident Investigation II
Truck accident investigation has been made somewhat easier with the recent implementation of the Compliance Safety Accountability Program by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration of the federal government.  The data available from CSA has to be requested through FOIA.  This new system is designed to identify potentially high risk trucking ...
Event Data Recorders
Truck accident event data recorders formerly known as electronic control modules have become more sophisticated.  Not only can these devices provide pre-crash vehicle speed but many of them record the location of the steering wheel and the transmission shift, angle of the vehicle, potential rollover data, position of the front ...
Monster Trucks
Monster trucks are becoming an increasing hazard on the roadway.  Twin-trailer trucks are two to three times more likely to be invovled in a truck accident than are standard trucks.  These trucks can be more than 100 feet long.  At that length, they become inherently unstable.  They are increasingly subject to jackknifing ...
Swimming Facility Injuries
In analyzing swimming facility injuries there are a number of factors to be considered.State and local codes must be analyzed carefully to determine any and all requirements that may exist as far as: Fencing. The nature and characteristics of any gates. Any required life saving devices. The need for and qualifications of life ...
Emotional Damages to Children
Emotional damages to children are frequently difficult to prove but may be compelling.  This may be especially important in instances where the child is not the direct victim of the injury but rather is a witness to a horrific injury to a loved one.  The general rule in most jurisdictions in terms ...
Elderly Plaintiffs
Elderly plaintiffs can be especially challenging in terms of being able to prove their damages.  They are perceived as being at the end of their life and  therefore damages are of minimal value.  That notion, obviously, is mistaken and needs to be overcome. The groundwork needs to be laid by showing the ...
Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary hypertension is a fairly rare condition but can be devastating.  It is frequently confused with asthma.  The symptoms are most often seen in women between 20 and 40 and consist of shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, excess sweating upon exertion, excessive sleeping, weight gain and chest pains.  As the name ...
Physician Speaking Fees
Physician speaking fees paid by Merck Pharmaceutical during the year 2010 totalled $20.4 million.  During the year 2010 more than 2,000 U. S. doctors and health care professionals were paid that sum of money to discuss and, in effect, promote Merck's various products and also to discuss other health care ...
Bus Safety Standards
Bus safety standards may be in for some changes as a result of a recent spate of bus accidents.  Accident Lawyer Brien Roche reports as of April 1, 2011, there is a move now in the U. S. Congress to approve bus safety by requiring seat belts, stronger roofs, better ...
Food Dyes
Injury attorney Brien Roche reports that food dyes have been long suspected of having nutritional and behavioral consequences especially for children.  An FDA staff report released during the week of March 21, 2011 indicated that synthetic food colorings do have an impact on children.  There is some data to suggest that ...
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