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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

Orthopedics

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

Infections

Infections Can Be Good In 1989 17,414 British school children were studied by an epidemiologist and he concluded from them that those who had grown up with more siblings and, thereby presumably more germs, were less likely to have allergies … Continue reading

Insurance Coverage

You would think that the topic of auto insurance is a simple one.  Years ago some insurers began writing auto policies in what they call plain English.  Plain English to an insurer is not plain English to the rest of … Continue reading

Gross Negligence Redefined

Gross Negligence Redefined By The VSC The Virginia Supreme Court seems to have given new meaning to this term. Elliott v. Carter was a wrongful death action that involved a Boy Scout and his peer leader. The Boy Scouts were … Continue reading

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a new form of treatment for injury.  It can help heal some orthopaedic injuries.  For instance a torn rotator cuff. Where steroid injections and physical therapy have not helped and the patient does not … Continue reading

Explaining Causation

Explaining causation to a jury is not easy.  In some cases causation may be very simple.  In an auto collision case if a person hits his head on a steering wheel and passes out, the brain damage is easy to … Continue reading

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