Safety and Health Reporter

Preventing Medical Malpractice
Brien Roche

The team approach in medicine may well be on the horizon.  In a December 2, 2012 article in The Washington Post a young physician reported on the team approach within …


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Orthopedists are frequent players in personal injury claims. 
Orthopaedic surgery or the general field of orthopaedics deals with injuries to the skeletal system and to the muscular system. 
In any serious muscular or skeletal …

Ophthalmological Medical Malpractice

Brien RocheEye surgery is becoming more and more prevalent in particular as the population ages.  There are several conditions that may necessitate eye surgery.
Cataracts are a result of the clumping of …

Drug Injuries

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Tainted Steroids Cause Drug Injuries
Tainted steroids from a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts have infected potentially hundreds of pain medicine patients. The particular drug that was contaminated is methyl-prednisolone acetate.  This is …

Obstetric Medical Malpractice

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Obstetric medical malpractice is most often seen in birth injuries such as brachial plexus and cerebral palsy but may also be seen in certain actions, omissions or results …

Birth Injuries

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Birth injuries can be seen in a variety of forms and in some instances may he the result of medical malpractice by the obstetrician.
Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy traditionally has been considered to …

Product Liability Claims Around The Home

Brien RocheProduct Liability Claims Around the Home-Burn Injuries
Burn injuries around the home are a common phenomenon.  The products that may be the source of the burn are …

Specific Product Liability Cases

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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 …

Product Liability Generally

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Product Liability Generally 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 …

Product Liability and Auto Injury
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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 …

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