Safety and Health Reporter

Arbitration Clauses May Not be Enforceable
Brien Roche

Arbitration clauses are quite the rage these days.  There is a question as to whether either party can enforce them.  In contracts between people of equal standing they …

Diet Is The Key
Brien Roche

We are what we eat. That statement has always been true but is probably more compelling now than it has been in the past due to the variety of junk …

Fairfax County Deck Collapses
Brien Roche

Outdoor decks have become a common fixture on many residential dwellings.  Sometimes the decks are built as part of new construction and sometimes they are built as afterthoughts by the …

Legal History

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Freedom Calls
Freedom calls for Frederick Douglass. Douglas began his quest for freedom on a train that pulled out of Baltimore, Maryland. He jumped onboard a rail car designated for blacks. …

Maintaining Balance

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Maintaining Balance-Coordinating Information
Maintaining balance is in large measure controlled by your vestibular system. The vestibular system is that portion of the inner ear that coordinates information from various parts of …

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 the …

Orthopedics
Brien Roche

Orthopedists are frequent players in personal injury claims. 

Orthopedic surgery or the general field of orthopedics deals with injuries to the skeletal system and to the muscular system. 

In any serious muscular or skeletal …

Ophthalmological Medical Malpractice
Brien Roche

Eye surgery is becoming more and more prevalent in particular as the population ages and as a result ophthalmological medical malpractice is more common. There are several conditions that may necessitate …

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
Brien Roche

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 of …

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