Safety and Health Reporter

Nursing Home Records
Nursing home records are of course critical in any nursing home case. In most nursing home cases the most important expert to be retained is a nurse with experience in long-term care.  The nurse is of course going to want all of the records and those records should probably be ...
Eye Contact May Create Resistance in Recipient
Most of us view eye contact with the person that we are speaking to as being critical.  However forcing eye contact when trying to change someone's mind actually may cause the listener to become more stubborn according to an October 2013 article in The Washington Post.  The person conducting this study ...
Corporate Liability: Direct vs Vicarious Liability
Direct corporate liability is a difficult thing to prove.  In most injury cases, liability of the corporation or the employer is based upon vicarious liability.  Vicarious liability means that the employer or corporation is liable for the acts of its agents or employees. Another form of liability for a corporation or ...
Alzheimer’s Disease Misdiagnosis
According to a Washington Post article of October 1, 2013, approximately five million people suffer from Alzheimer's disease in the United States.  The disease is frequently misdiagnosed and confused with dementia.  Although the symptoms may be similar, treatment is different. Diagnosing Alzheimer's Alzheimer's disease is caused by the depositing of protein fragments called ...
Toxic Algae
Toxic algae has become an increasing problem across many lakes and waterfront communities throughout the United States.  In a September 27, 2013 article in The Washington Post, it is reported that at least 21 states closed lakefront beaches and issued public health advisories during this past summer. Toxic algae is a ...
Appendicitis Treatment
Appendicitis treatment typically is the performance of surgery i.e., the removal of the appendix.  An article in The Washington Post on September 17, 2013 suggests however that there may be an alternative to surgery.  That article reports a fairly recent Swedish study about treating appendicitis with antibiotics and reports that ...
Lyme Disease Diagnosis
Lyme disease can be devastating.  Lyme disease is typically contracted from deer ticks.  The tick bite produces a painless red circle surrounding the bite.  That circle appears shortly after being infected.  This is called a bull's-eye rash.  People with the rash however frequently test negative for Lyme disease.  It can ...
Golden Rule Argument
The Golden Rule encourages that we treat others as we would want to be treated.  That rule however has little application in the courtroom. The traditional rule across the country has been that counsel may not argue to the jury that they should do unto others as they would want others ...
Child Abuse Brain Injury
Child abuse brain injury was the subject of a recent study put out by National Academy of Sciences.  In an article in The Washington Post on September 13, 2013, it was reported that the study shows that child abuse cannot only reshape a child's brain due to the brain injury ...
Pain Killers & Warning Labels
On September 10th,2013  the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was requiring increased warnings on labels relating to certain injury pain killers.  The focus is on OxyContin and oxycodone.  The new requirements are going to apply to other narcotic painkillers known as opioids.  The enhanced warnings are considered to be ...
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