Safety and Health Reporter

Economic Loss Rule
Brien Roche

The economic loss rule in its original form was designed to prevent a commercial buyer of defective goods from suing either in negligence or strict liability when the only injury consisted …

Secret Settlements
Brien Roche

Secret settlements are common but they can also be dangerous.  Remington Firearms Company knew of hundreds of documented deaths and injuries resulting from defects in their Model 700 trigger mechanism.  They were …

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 spinal fusions surgeries were performed in the United States.  Some experts believe that as many as half of them may have been unnecessary. On October …

Lyme Disease

Brien Roche
Medical Malpractice-Lyme Disease
Lyme disease can be devastating.  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 always amazed with the varying interpretations that Judges have of the Rule on Witnesses. I have seen the Rule applied so that, in some instances, counsel is not …

Forensic Laboratories
Brien Roche

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

Legal Legends
Brien Roche

The American Bar Association Journal recently published a listing of the 25 favorite legal books of all time.  These might be called legal legends. Many of them …

Heart Disease
Brien Roche

Heart disease is an ailment that afflicts millions. Doctors have the tools to deal with patients who are at high risk for heart disease.  There are a lot of people who are in …

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