The Daubert Dilemma in the Slip & Fall Case. Does Forensic Science measure up? –

How can it be said that a floor is not in safety compliance, is dangerous and is a cause of injury?

Abstract: A presentation of the field measurement protocols (or lack thereof) for Static Coefficient of Friction (SCOF) related to floors. The connection between ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) ANSI (American National Standards Institute), OSHA (U.S. Department of Labor-Occupational,… Continue Reading

What is an “Age of Injury” Report, and How to Effectively Use It to Determine Causation?

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Written by Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine Radiology Medical Expert Witness A picture is worth a thousand words.  For litigation purposes, diagnostic images have become a vital tool in leveraging the perception of the case.  There is currently a scientific method of determining… Continue Reading

Deliberate Indifference and Inmates’ Civil Rights

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The courts apply the deliberate indifference standard to determine if supervising jail or correctional officials have violated an inmate’s civil rights; thus, it occurs when prison employees, including correctional staff, medical staff like nurses, physician’s assistants and doctors know of… Continue Reading

Jail Suicides, Attempted and Completed: Avoiding Allegations of Deliberate Indifference (Part 2)

Penitentiary cellblock.  The West Virginia State Penitentiary (now closed).  Once held Charles Manson.

Deliberate indifference can be defined as a “conscious or reckless disregard of the consequences of one’s acts or omissions,” or simply put, “What did you know, when did you know it, and what did you do about it?” Without question,… Continue Reading

Jail Suicides, Attempted and Completed: Avoiding Allegations of Deliberate Indifference (Part 1)

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Deliberate indifference can be defined as a “conscious or reckless disregard of the consequences of one’s acts or omissions,” or simply put, “What did you know, when did you know it, and what did you do about it?” Without question,… Continue Reading