Safety and Health Reporter

Daubert Standard

Brien Roche
The Daubert standard was adopted in the federal system in 1993.  The case is Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 509 U.S. 579 (1993). 
Daubert has never been adopted in Virginia.  In …

Treating Traumatic Brain Injury

Brien Roche
Treating traumatic brain injury has evolved over the years.  Most doctors now recognize that treatment must be closely integrated with emphasizing that the patient gets adequate …

Gas Explosions

Brien Roche
 

In 2016 there was a deadly gas explosion in Silver Spring, MD. That explosion injured more than 30 and displaced more than 100. 
Gas Explosions Preventable
More than 10 …

Negligence Per Se Claims
Brien Roche

Negligence per se claims are interesting. Negligence per se is not a cause of action as defined in Rule 1:6.  It may not even be …

Accidental Gun Discharges

Brien Roche
Accidental gun discharges are all too common.  On Christmas Day 2020 a 17 year-old boy was shot and killed.  A teenage relative was handling a gun at …

Falling Trees

Brien Roche
Falling trees may be a hazard anywhere.  They become a particular hazard if they fall onto a roadway or onto a home.  
Falling Trees-Va. Supreme Court
The Virginia Supreme Court has addressed …

Construction Accident Involving Crane

Brien Roche
On December 10, 2020 at approximately 9:00 p.m., a crane operator was killed at a paper mill in Franklin, Virginia.  The crane was operated at an International Paper …

Pedestrian Hit Run

Brien Roche
On November 25, 2020 at approximately 6:30 p.m., a 63 year-old Springfield, VA man was struck and killed while crossing the road.  The injured pedestrian was Daniel McKay.  He …

Apartment Fires

 
Brien Roche
On November 28, 2020 a woman was found dead in an apartment fire.  The fire occurred at Leisure World in Silver Spring, MD.  The fire was early in the …

Auto Liability Insurance Coverage
Brien Roche

Auto liability insurance coverage protects you in the event that someone else alleges that you were at fault for a crash.  By “you”, I mean …

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