Preventing Oil Spills and Other Disasters by Risk Analysis of the Consequences and Probability of Failure: A Look at the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf Coast

TASA ID: 897

Oil spills happen when physical degradation of the facilities (pipes, pumps, wells, instrumentation, tanks and tankers) occur due to a variety of physical factors, including but not limited to corrosion, puncture, earth movement), as well as human errors.

Unseen Oil Continues to Damage the Environment. BP Corporate Recklessness in Stark Contrast to "Reasonable Person" Criteria

TASA ID: 897

Just because you can't see the crude oil from the BP Oil Spill of 2010, doesn't mean it is not continuing to damage the environment and kill marine organisms.  Crude oil can occur as free product when the local concentration of the crude oil exceeds solubility of the compound in water.

Where Responsibility, Compassion Meet: Working With Bereaved Clients


Those who are bereaved often feel like they are treated differently, shunned, isolated or betrayed. Feelings of anger and disappointment with family, friends and co-workers for perceived failings in providing support after a death occurs are also common. It is unfortunate that many in their support network are unable to provide the type of support necessary to facilitate the process of adaptation to loss. Studies show that the bereaved's perception of the quality of support received is a strong determinant as to how well the bereaved will adapt to the loss.

Long-Term Sequelae of E.coli 0157:H7

TASA ID: 733

As we eat in places other than our kitchen, poor sanitation and contamination of food sources become a significant problem.  Although the FDA has established a series of guidelines for food safety, CDC incidence reports of Listeria, Salmonella and E. coli 0157:H7 are on the rise.  Some of the acute clinical symptoms related to these types of bacterial infection appear to be self-limiting, but the reality is that life-long problems persist.  Of interest to the lawyer and patient is to ensure that these significant risk factors are considered when the damages to the person are assessed.

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