Safety and Health Reporter

Drunk Drivers

A man in Florida who suffers from brain damage due to an accident caused by a drunk driver was awarded $5 million as settlement in his personal injury claim.  In 2007 Dwight Grant, a passenger in a stopped vehicle, was hit by Matthew Lyons who was being pursued by the …

Head Injury

In a new case filed in the Superior Court of California in September 2014, Chelsea Oliver has sued the National Football League.

Head Injury-CTE

Mrs. Oliver was the wife of Paul Oliver, former San Diego Charger and New Orleans Saint who had been suffering from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and other forms …

Drunk Driving

In an effort to combat drunk driving in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe introduced the Virginia Faces of Drunk Driving website.  McAuliffe dedicated the Tumblr site to the people whose lives were ended by drunk drivers and also to those who have been left behind.

Drunk Driving Fatalities

Drunk driving …

Closed Head Injury – CT Scan

Closed head injury simply means that there has been no skull fracture. It does not mean that there has been no brain injury. In fact most head injuries are classified as closed head injuries.

Closed Head Injury-CT Scan
The most common way to diagnose a closed head injury is through a CT …

Punitive Damage Awards

The Virginia Supreme Court recently dealt with the issue of punitive damage awards.  The question was whether or not an award in this particular case was too high.  The jury in this case awarded different amounts of compensatory damages to the two plaintiffs.  One of the plaintiffs was the driver …

Knee Replacement

Knee replacement surgery becomes necessary when the cushion between the bone has worn down. That cushion between the bones is the cartilage. The knee bones themselves are held in place through ligaments that tie the bones together and provide stability.

Bilateral Knee Replacement
A double knee replacement may seem like an …

Rowdy Teenage Passengers

Rowdy teenage passengers pose a greater risk for teenage drivers than do cell phones or message texting according to an April 2014 study from the University of North Carolina. Teenage drivers are six times more likely to have to take some evasive action to …

Freedom Calls

Freedom calls for Frederick Douglass. Douglas began his quest for freedom on a train that pulled out of Baltimore, Maryland. He jumped onboard a rail car designated for blacks. His name, according to his papers, was Frederick Bailey. The papers belonged …

Medical Records Metadata

Medical records have come a long way from simply writing notes on a clipboard that is hung at the foot of the patient’s bed. Medical records are now electronic. They carry with them an audit trail that is contained within the medical records metadata. That audit trail …


There are lots of rules that are applicable to cross-examination.

Rules can be good but as is so often the case in law, rules are swallowed up by the exceptions.

The rules which have been memorialized by …

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