Safety and Health Reporter

Economic Loss Rule-Negligent Representation
The economic loss rule in its original form was designed to prevent a commercial buyer of defective goods from suing either in negligence or strict liability when the only injury consisted of damage to the goods themselves.  The rule attempts to preserve the distinction between contract and tort claims by ...
Federal Medical Malpractice
Federal medical malpractice consisting of medical negligence at a federal facility is governed by the Federal Tort Claims Act.  These federal facilities could be military bases, veterans' hospitals or conceivably federal clinics.  The actual provider must be a federal employee and not an independent contractor.   Federal Medical Malpractice-FTCA...
Secret Settlements
Secret settlements are common but they can also be dangerous.  Remington Firearms Company knew of hundreds of documented deaths and injuries resulting from defects in their Model 700 trigger mechanism.  They were able to conceal this flaw for years by entering into secret settlements which prevented other plaintiffs from discovering ...
Breath Shortness
Shortness of breath is always a worrisome symptom.  A healthy blood oxygen saturation rate is 98%.  What that means is that 98% of the oxygen that is brought into your body is saturating into the blood and being carried by the blood throughout the system. Breath Shortness-Hypertension If a person has pulmonary ...
Boss Tweed
We have all heard of Tammany Hall.  It is the so-called meeting place of the famously corrupt head of the New York City Democratic Party.  His full name was William Magear "Boss" Tweed.  Tweed served one term in the U.S. Congress but he became much more powerful as the head ...
Product Liability and Foreign Manufacturers
Foreign manufacturers are viewed by many plaintiff's lawyers as being exempt from liability. But that need not defeat a claim for product defects. Defective Chinese Drywall The drywall fiasco that has occurred over the last many years is an example.  Drywall is created from gypsum, a soft sulfate mineral that is converted ...
Urinary Infections Addressed By Fairfax Injury Lawyer
Urinary infections are the most common of all bacterial infections.  As many as 80% of women will get at least one such infection.  They can be caused by sexual activity, the use of certain spermicides, the use of diaphragms, the use of catheters and the presence of diabetes.   Urinary Infections ...
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 ...
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