Safety and Health Reporter

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 ...
Students In The Operating Room
Students in the operating room is not a recent phenomenon per medical malpractice attorney Brien Roche .  Indeed, at most teaching hospitals, residents and/or interns may be present in the operating room.  A study published in March of 2011 by The Journal of the American College of Surgeons reports that ...
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome has long been a subject of controversy in medical and legal circles per personal injury attorney Brien Roche .  The symptoms can include constant pain, difficulty concentrating and extreme exhaustion. Any personal injury attorney handling a case with a plaintiff who has chronic fatigue needs to appreciate ...
Marital Torts
Marital torts are most often intentional torts producing either physical harm, psychological harm, or emotional harm per injury attorney Brien Roche. In determining whether to pursue such a claim as a civil action one of the first problems is whether to join the tort action with a divorce action.  That ...
Hospital Liability
Hospital liability can arise from several factors as stated by medical malpractice attorney Brien Roche .  There are some hospitals that almost create an environment in which negligence thrives.  Other hospitals are just the opposite.An experienced medical malpractice attoney should be aware of the differing reputations of hospitals in the area.  The ...
Chemical Exposure Injuries
Chemical exposure injuries to some extent may be defined by the Material Safety Data Sheet for the product according to personal injury attorney Brien Roche .  The Material Safety Data Sheet is a result of legislation dealing with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Hazard Communication Standard which  ...
Podiatric Malpractice
Podiatric malpractice cases are frequently difficult cases because they are well defended by seasoned podiatric defense lawyers that are retained by specialty insurers according to medical malpractice attorney Brien Roche. These specially insurers recognize the vagaries of podiatric malpractice cases and therefore frequently hire a defense medical malpractice attorney to cover ...
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