Safety and Health Reporter

Emergent C- Sections
Emergent c-sections are most often called for when the fetal heart rate (FHR) drops down to 60 beats per minute. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and also the American Academy of Pediatrics have established guidelines that call for the hospital to be able to begin the c-section within 30 ...
Hypothermia as a Treatment in Hypoxic Brain Injury Cases
Hypothermia in hypoxic birth injury cases is a mode of treatment for brain injured infants shortly after birth which has been shown to have significant results as far as reducing the risk of death or significant neurological impairment. The cooling blanket is applied to the head or body and is designed to ...
Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer misdiagnosis can be curtailed through regular pap smears.Precancerous lesions and early cancers are highly detectable through pap smears which involve a scraping of cells from the cervix which are then submitted for examination. Any lesions detected can be easily removed before they become cancerous. Some doctors recommend annual ...
Available Bank Deposits
Available bank deposits may not necessarily always be available.  Under a recent decision from the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit involving a law firm and Citibank the Court concluded that even though a bank deposit had been listed as being available to the depositor that did ...
Medication Errors
Medication errors are on the rise according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,the lead federal agency charged with improving quality,safety and efficiency of health care for all Americans.  This agency reports that in 2008 1.9 million people became ill or were injured from side effects of medication or because they ...
Immigration Status
Immigration status of plaintiffs is sometimes an issue in personal injury actions.  In general, the plaintiff's immigrations status or the immigration status of any party to litigation is a collateral matter and probably irrelevant.  A number of courts have addressed this issue over the years.  Relevancy is generally governed by ...
Doubling Growth Defense In Misdiagnosis Cases
The doubling growth defense in cancer misdiagnosis cases is frequently misplaced and flawed.  What this defense consists of is the contention that cancer cells grow exponentially in a predictable and orderly fashion, i.e. in effect doubling in size over time.  That contention then results in the conclusion that cancer is ...
Speed Determinations
Speed determinations in a motor vehicle collision are frequently critical.  Skid marks are a common way of attempting to determine speed.  There are formulas that can be used to determine the minimum speed of a vehicle before a driver applied the brakes.  It is not uncommon, however, that vehicles traveling ...
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 ...
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