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Could Air Filtration Systems be to Blame for Hospital-Acquired Infections in the COVID-19 Era?

The advent of COVID-19 has everyone taking extra precautions to prevent contamination through both social distancing and self-quarantine. But the recent discovery that airborne transmission of the virus can occur in indoor spaces through microscopic respiratory droplets is a glaring…

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COVID-19 Supplement Scams to Look Out For: A Nutrition Expert’s Perspective

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued warning letters to seven companies selling fraudulent COVID-19 products.  These products—which pose significant health risks to consumers and violate federal law—include supplements, herbal teas, tinctures,…

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The Daubert Standard: A Guide To Motions, Hearings, and Rulings

The Daubert standard is the set of criteria used to determine the admissibility of expert witness testimony in federal court. Under the Daubert standard, the trial judge serves as the gatekeeper who determines whether an expert’s evidence is deemed reputable…

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Computer Simulations in the Courtroom: an Expert Perspective

Computer simulation can be a very powerful tool in a variety of fields, from accident reconstruction and biomechanics to fire investigation and product design. But computer simulations can also be full of unrealistic assumptions and use invalid techniques. If an…

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Cognitive Function and Decision-Making Capacity in Older Persons

Aging of the population will confront lawyers with questions about their clients’ competence to execute wills, sign contracts, assign powers of attorney, and make decisions about their healthcare, finances, or living situation. Sometimes clients are presumed to possess decision-making abilities…

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The Accident Free Riding Program – Assessing Liability in Riding Accidents

Key points that are beneficial to understanding most riding accidents arose during a case in which I was recently asked to render an expert opinion. First, the emotional state of the equine is of paramount importance at the time of…

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Anatomy of a Fall: A Nurse’s Perspective

The prevalence of falls among the elderly represents a major public health problem.  According to The Joint Commission, a non-profit organization that accredits healthcare facilities and programs, falls resulting in serious injury are among the top ten unanticipated events reported…

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Common Shortcomings of Inpatient Suicide Assessment and Care

One of the most common reasons for psychiatric hospitalization is when the patient is determined to be at a higher risk for committing suicide if not admitted. More often than not, the goal of psychiatric hospitalization is to reduce that…

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Modern Police Practices and Standards in Civil Litigation

The “objective reasonableness standard” of police civil litigation was established by the United States Supreme Court in Graham vs. Conner in 1989.  As a police practices expert, I cannot render an opinion as to the objective reasonableness of a police…

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Working With Construction Experts in Complex Litigation

Finding the right construction expert for defect and workmanship claims can be difficult for attorneys without a specialty in construction. Attorneys tend to retain engineers or architects as experts because, like attorneys, they are degreed and licensed. However, this tactic…

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