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The Universal Protocol

TASA ID: 16893

Surgical errors happen every day, and lead to numerous types of medical malpractice cases. Most surgical errors are simple things that could have been prevented if all of the members of the operating room team were on the “same page”. Communication in a hectic room with multiple things going on at the same time can often be the root of surgical errors that lead to patient injury.

That is why the Joint Commission for Accreditation on Healthcare Organizations (JACHO) implemented a multi-step practice called “the universal protocol” back in 2003 that is the standard for surgery today. The goal is to perform the right surgery on right site and on the right patient. This requires the surgical team to start implementing this standard from the pre-operative area, then onto surgery.

 

Are You Selecting the “Right” Expert for Your Product Liability Case?

TASA ID: 12079

One of the most important decisions to be made by counsel in any litigation is which expert or experts to retain. A primary consideration in this decision is to determine whether there are any potential specialties or sub-specialties involved that are of importance to your case. For instance, in a product liability case involving a consumer appliance, an expert who has had experience in the design and manufacture of similar appliances might be a more appropriate candidate as an expert than one who has not been so involved with these products or processes.

OIL & GAS PIPELINE ACCIDENTS:

Failure Mechanisms in Non-Technical Language

TASA ID: 18867

Oil and gas pipeline construction in the U.S. has grown steadily over the years at a rate of approximately 10,000 miles per year. As of 2019, more than 2.6 million miles of natural gas and 219,000 miles of hazardous liquid pipelines were operating in the United States.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s PHMSA agency began tracking serious accidents in 2000. The latest failure rates reported by PHMSA show 0.01 failures per 1000 miles for hazardous liquid pipelines, 11 failures per 1,000,000 miles for gas distribution pipelines, and 0.008 failures per 1000 miles of gas transmission pipelines. Despite such low probabilities of failure, accidents do occur often making news due to the spectacular way they fail and the likelihood of deaths and injuries.

How the Food Industry is Managing COVID-19

TASA ID: 18725

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the way the world operates, and no one was prepared for it. One of the essential businesses that were given the OK to keep running was the food industry. Food manufacturing, beverages, dietary supplements and functional foods and restaurants are still showing at their locations, while most people are encouraged to work from home. This article wants to present different aspects of how the food industry in general has been managing the pandemic, using different public resources to obtain reliable information. COVID-19 news and scientific reports are always changing and while we are all trying to understand it, we cannot stop operations: we all have to eat. 

HAVE NEGLIGENCE AND COVID-19 CONSPIRED TO HARM YOUR CLIENT?

TASA ID: 14071

Has your client’s workplace or medical provider stepped up to the plate and provided or employed safe, adequate and fully appropriate personal protective equipment or proper safeguards to meet the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19? Has your client contracted the virus due to lack of attention to these details?
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