Safety and Health Reporter

Famous Defamation Trial
A famous and perhaps the first defamation trial to occur in this country involved a gentleman by the name of John Zenger. Zenger was a former indentured servant who was born in Germany. He began printing a publication known as the New York Weekly Journal in 1773.  Many of his articles were pointed ...
High Heel Injuries
This is probably a subject that many women do not want to talk about. The simple fact is that human beings were not meant to walk in high heels. They were meant to walk heel-to-toe, with the leg at a 90 degree angle to the foot and the ankle joint then moving ...
Privacy Laws and Cell Phone Data
Locating people through cell phone data is increasingly common in the law enforcement field. It raises a host of privacy issues within the field of privacy laws. In addition, the technology is subject to challenge as to accuracy. In a recent federal prosecution, the government sought to show that the defendant was in ...
Muscle Injury
Muscle injury is a much overlooked condition in the orthopedic field. Even though technically an orthopedic surgeon specializes in muscle and bone injuries, they tend to ignore the muscular component. The muscular component is generally referred to as myofascial pain syndrome.  Myo is a reference to muscular.  Fascia is the tissue that holds ...
Dog Bites & Dog Attacks
Dog attacks can invoke a variety of different types of laws.  Some states and localities have leash laws.  Other states and localities have strict liability laws relating to dog attacks and dog bites.  It is critical to know both the local and state ordinances or statutes that may apply.  Theories For Cases ...
Clinical Practice Guidelines & Medical Malpractice
Practice Guidelines are established by a number of different entities in order to guide physicians and health care providers on how to deal with certain conditions. These guidelines can be helpful in a medical malpractice case but they can also be your worst enemy. In any case the Plaintiff must be prepared ...
Emergency Room Malpractice
The primary rule in any emergency room is the "worst first" rule.  What this means is that life and limb-threatening problems must be ruled out first.  Once the health care provider has done that, then the priority of treatment can be better gauged.  Failing to follow this rule frequently results ...
Retinal Detachment
Retinal detachment is an increasingly common problem among people over 40.  It is quite common that people have what are called "floaters" in their eyes.  Floaters occur when tiny pieces of the vitreous fluid that is in the eyeball break loose from the back of the eye.  When a person ...
Watchful Waiting Prostate Treatment
A prostate treatment that now enhances the possibility of avoiding surgery is being marketed by a company known as Genomic Health. This genetic test  can identify aggressive and also non-aggressive forms of prostate cancer.  This distinction can help men avoid prostate surgery. Typical Prostate Cancer Diagnosis According to a Wall Street Journal article ...
Differential Diagnosis & Medical Malpractice
The term "differential diagnosis" is well-known to physicians but typically is not appreciated by the patient.  A differential diagnosis means that the physician probably has come up with a likely diagnosis as to what the problem is but also has listed other potential causes of the problem based upon symptoms, ...
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