Safety and Health Reporter

Landmark Legal Decisions
There are a number of landmark decisions that over the last 150 years have been reported by various courts. These legal decisions serve an instructional purpose by teaching fundamental legal principles and also creating legal precedent for future cases. Susan B. Anthony Susan B. Anthony was convicted for registering to vote in ...
Cruise Ship Injuries
Cruise ship injuries have become the stuff of many recent headlines. What many passengers are unaware of is that when they board a cruise ship and are subsequently injured, that does not mean that they have any entitlement to bring a claim in U.S. courts. For instance in regards to ...
Spinal Fusion Surgery
In the year 2011 more than 465,000 spinal fusions surgeries were performed in the United States.  Some experts believe that as many as half of them may have been unnecessary. On October 28, 2013 an article from The Washington Post focuses on a neurosurgeon in Florida who may have been ...
Guns in the Workplace
A Wall Street Journal article of October 16, 2013 dealt with the issue of workplace guns.  Starbucks made headlines when its chief executive requested that customers not bring guns into their stores.  Twenty-two (22) different states have passed laws that limit the ability of the store owners or other property ...
Drug Testing Labs
Drug labs have been under increasing scrutiny since the New England fiasco in the summer of 2013.  In addition now to the compounding pharmaceutical companies that have been under scrutiny, the labs that test their products are also under scrutiny.  The FDA has found unsanitary conditions and sloppy procedures at ...
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 ...
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