Safety and Health Reporter

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy
A Washington Post article of December 24, 2013 addresses the issue of colonoscopy and how effective they are.  The evidence is fairly clear that they are highly effective in preventing colorectal cancer.  Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest type of cancer.  The colonoscopy allows a doctor to detect precancerous growths in the …

Chiropractic Malpractice
Brien Roche

Although chiropractic malpractice may come in many forms, one of the more serious forms arises from a treatment called “cracking the neck”.  This neck movement involves a sharp movement of the neck.
Chiropractic …

The Economic Loss Rule In Virginia
Brien Roche

The economic loss rule was designed to prevent a buyer of goods from suing either in negligence or strict liability when the damage was to the goods alone. The rule attempts to …

Secret Settlements
Brien Roche

Secret settlements and secrecy in lawsuits are common. However they can be dangerous.  Remington Firearms Company knew of hundreds of documented deaths and injuries. They were caused by defects in their Model …

Foreign Manufacturers Product Liability
Brien Roche

Foreign manufacturers are viewed by many plaintiff’s lawyers as being exempt from liability. But that need not defeat a claim for product defects.
Foreign Manufacturers Product Liability Seen In Defective Chinese …

Cruise Ship Injuries
Brien Roche

Cruise ship injuries have been the stuff of many headlines. What many people are not aware of is that when they are injured on a cruise ship that does not mean …

Spinal Fusion Surgery
Brien Roche

In the year 2011 more than 465,000 people had spinal fusion surgeries in the U.S. Some experts believe that as many as half of them were not needed. On October 28, 2013 an …

Lyme Disease

Brien Roche
Medical Malpractice-Lyme Disease
Lyme disease can be crippling. Lyme disease is typically contracted from deer ticks.  The tick bite produces a painless red circle surrounding the bite.  That circle appears shortly after being …

Rule on Witnesses – What it Really Means
Brien Roche

I am sometimes amazed with the varying takes that Judges have of the Rule on Witnesses. I have seen the Rule applied so that counsel is not allowed to communicate …

Forensic Laboratories
Brien Roche

Forensic labs across the country have been the subject of a barrage of criticism.  Much of it is well-founded.  In January 2013 the New York City Medical Examiner’s office stated it was …

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