Safety and Health Reporter

Diet Is The Key
Brien Roche

We are what we eat. That statement has always been true. It is more pressing now than it has been in the past due to the amount of junk food …

Fairfax County Deck Collapses
Brien Roche

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

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

Orthopedic doctors 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 …

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 …

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 making.
Vaginal …

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 …


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Infections Can Be Good
In 1989 17,414 British school children were studied by an epidemiologist and he concluded from them that those who had grown up with more siblings and, thereby presumably more germs, …

Insurance Coverage

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 English …

Gross Negligence Redefined

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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 …

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