Safety and Health Reporter

Preventing Medical Malpractice

Brien Roche
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 …

Brien Roche

Orthopedics 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 …

Ophthalmological Medical Malpractice

Brien Roche
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 …

Obstetric Medical Malpractice
Brien Roche

Obstetric medical malpractice is most often seen in birth injuries . Brachial plexus and cerebral palsy are common outcomes. Also it is seen in other area of decision …

Birth Injuries
Brien Roche

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 …

Insurance Coverage – Non-Auto Liability

Brien Roche
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 …

Gross Negligence Redefined

Brien Roche
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 …

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 …

Explaining Causation
Brien Roche

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 …

Proving Damages – Economic
Brien Roche

Proving damages can always be a challenge on behalf of an injured person.  Most people sitting on a jury who are asked to award damages to an injured party are being …

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