Safety and Health Reporter

Cross-Examining Expert Witnesses
Brien Roche

Cross-examination has been dealt with on several other pages on this site.  Cross-examination in general, cross-examining defense medical experts, cross-examining brain injury …

Medical Malpractice – Communication

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Failure of Communication
Failure to communicate between health care providers is a frequent cause of serious medical injury. Many hospitals use the “National Patient Safety Goals” published by the Joint Commission. This is a …

Medical Malpractice – Informed Consent

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Informed Consent
The law grants to patients the right to choose whether to obtain medical treatment. It requires doctors to provide the patient correct info as to diagnosis, …

Diabetes Malpractice

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The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has standards as to the care of diabetes.  If these are complied with, they provide the means to bring the blood sugar of most diabetics …

Voir Dire

Brien Roche
Voir Dire- To Speak The Truth
Voir dire takes place at the beginning of a trial.  It consists of the attorneys asking questions of the people who may sit on the …

Communicating Effectively

Brien Roche
There is no question that a picture is worth at least 1,000 words.  It may be worth 10,000 words.  Frequently you don’t have a picture with you when you’re trying …

Other Similar Incidents
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The concept of duty has been addressed elsewhere on this site on the Premises Liability page.  Although other similar incidents (OSI) doesn’t necessarily serve as the source of a duty …

Sexual Abuse Claims

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Factors To Look At In Sexual Abuse Claims
Children are the most frequent victims of abuse. They need to be protected. The predators who engage in sexual abuse are indeed predators. They …

Cross-Examining Defense Medical Experts

Brien Roche
Cross-Examination of Defense Doctor
The cross-examination of the defense doctor who did the defense exam or is appearing for the defense should address several issues. If standard of care …

Neuropsychological Exams

Brien Roche
These exams consists of a number of tests. They may be given orally by the examiner. Some are computer based. They are to measure how the patient performs a number …

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