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Arbitration Clauses May Not be Enforceable

Arbitration clauses are quite the rage these days.  There is a question as to whether either party can enforce them.  In contracts between people of equal standing they likely can be enforced by either party.  However with contracts between people … Continue reading

Diet Is The Key

We are what we eat. That statement has always been true. It is more pressing now than it has been in the past due to the amount of junk food on the market. Diet Is The Key As Is The … Continue reading

Fairfax County Deck Collapses

Outdoor decks have become a common fixture on many homes.  Sometimes the decks are built as part of the new home and sometimes they are built as afterthoughts by the owner. Fairfax County Deck Collapses May Be Governed By Typical … Continue reading

Preventing Medical Malpractice

Team Approach The team approach in medicine may have arrived.  In a December 2, 2012 article in The Washington Post a young doctor reported on the team approach. The team approach involves a team leader. This is the primary person … Continue reading


Orthopedic doctors are frequent players in personal injury claims.  Bone or Muscle Injuries Orthopedic surgery or the general field of orthopedics deals with injuries to the bony system and to the muscles. In any serious muscle or bone injury an … Continue reading

Ophthalmological Medical Malpractice

Eye Surgery Eye surgery is becoming more and more common as our population ages. As a result ophthalmological medical malpractice in eye surgery is more common. There are several things that may create the need for eye surgery. Cataracts Cataracts … Continue reading

Birth Injuries

Birth injury is seen in a number of forms and in some cases may be the result of medical malpractice by the doctor. Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy has been thought to be a product of oxygen loss during the birthing … Continue reading

Specific Product Liability Cases

Machine Entrapment Machine entrapment cases are considerably less common today than they were years ago principally because of guarding techniques that have been employed by manufacturers and the success of product liability lawyers in promoting safety.  The most common entrapment … Continue reading

Product Liability Generally

Product Defects and Federal Preemption The Preemption Doctrine states essentially that where the federal government has passed legislation and has intended to, so to speak, occupy that particular field then the 50 states cannot intervene in terms of passing legislation … Continue reading

Product Liability and Auto Injury

Product Defects in Autos Rollover injuries continue to be a problem with many vehicles The doctrine of crashworthiness is a component of product liability law which  was developed many years ago and is based upon the duty of auto manufacturers … Continue reading

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