Safety and Health Reporter

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
Spinal Fusions On the Rise
In the year 2011 more than 465,000 people had spinal fusion surgeries in the U.S. Some experts believe that as many as half of them were not needed. On …

Lyme Disease

Brien Roche
Medical Malpractice-Lyme Disease
Lyme disease can be crippling. 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 sometimes amazed with the varying takes that Judges have of the Rule on Witnesses. I have seen the Rule applied so that counsel is not allowed to communicate …

Forensic Laboratories
Brien Roche

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

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 …

Hand Injuries

Brien Roche
Orthopedic Hand Surgeons May Be Best For Hand Injuries
Hand injuries, whether they come in the form of bruises, breaks or cuts, can be tricky. There are a number of surgeons who hold …

Damage Caps Discussed By Personal Injury Lawyer
Brien Roche

Several states across the country have laws that impose caps on the amount that can be recovered in injury cases. The caps have been imposed both as to compensatory awards and also …

Privacy Rights Discussed By Injury Lawyer

Brien Roche
Privacy Rights
In Virginia privacy rights are largely creatures of statute. The actual cause of action for invasion of privacy is limited. It is based on the use of a person’s name or …

Private Healthcare Providers Discussed By Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Brien Roche
Cost Effectiveness of Private Healthcare Providers
The days of individual physicians, groups of physicians or other private healthcare providers treating patients through what traditionally has been known as private practice may well …

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