DOES WEARING A COVID-19 FACEMASK INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY?
COVID-19 facemasks, while limiting the spread of the virus, also limited the peripheral vision of the wearer. On or about March 19, 2020, there was a nearly national COVID-19 lockdown. A facemask was widely required for appearing in public. There is recognition in the medical literature that COVID-19 related mouth-nose masks restrict the visual field, even in persons with normal vision. While the governmental requirement to wear facemasks has relaxed, there remains the possibility of future waves of virus and future requirements of facemask use when in public. Some persons continue to wear a mask in pubic for protection. Many health
PRODUCTION OF SECURITY ACCIDENT SCENE VIDEO WITHOUT DELAY
Attached is a Memorandum of Law that I recently submitted in a slip and fall case in an attempt to secure the security video evidence of the fall before my client’s deposition. The defense argued that it should not be produced prior to the plaintiff’s deposition because of its impeachment value. The court focused on the word “solely” in Rule 26 and ordered the production before the plaintiff’s deposition. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA JAMIE E. MASSUNG, Plaintiff, vs. DOLGENCORP, LLC t/d/b/a DOLLAR GENERAL and DOLLAR GENERAL, Defendants. CASE NO. 2:19-CV-01081-PLD PLAINTIFF’S MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF PRODUCTION OF SECURITY ACCIDENT SCENE VIDEO WITHOUT DELAY Plaintiff
Stairs can be dangerous especially for the very young and senior citizens. The consequences of a fall from the top of the steps to a story lower can be devastating. Even a fall at the bottom of the steps can cause a serious injury. According to the April, 2018 American Journal of Emergency Medicine, over 1 million patients are treated in United States Emergency Rooms for stair-related falls each year. According to the National Safety Council’s Injury Facts, falls are the third leading cause of preventable deaths and the first leading cause of preventable nonfatal injuries in the United States. The noted