The June 14th 2017 tragedy involving London‘s Grenfell Tower has brought the problem of high rise buildings clad in combustible exterior walls to the forefront of mainstream media. One of the most prevalent hazards associated with any high-rise building is the potential for vertical fire spread. This potential exists due to fire‘s inherent behavior of spreading rapidly through combustible material in a vertical array. Vertical fire spread was amplified at Grenfell due to the combustible cladding and the combustibility of the insulation and framing behind it.
Expertise publication from Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' Risk Engineering Services team provides an analysis of the Grenfell Tower loss, along with expert risk management insights on mitigating loss in high-rise buildings.
Download a copy of "Combustible Exterior Cladding on High Rise Buildings – A Global Concern."
To succeed with a medical malpractice case a plaintiff must provide evidence of negligence through establishing four elements: duty, breach, injury and damages. When the provider and a patient establish a professional relationship, the provider has a responsibility to provide a reasonable treatment plan. This is the element of duty. Our expert legal panel will analyze the provider-patient relationship and discuss relevant medical malpractice cases examining the duty to provide care. The panel will provide insight on when a duty typically does not arise as with independent medical exams, employee physicals and workers' compensation exams. We will explore professional liability insurance contract language, terms and conditions to be carefully understood when considering the element of duty.Learn more
Our panel will present an overview of the current problems and the epidemiology of child abuse including hospital-based estimates and medical care involvement. We will describe decision aids and triggers to improve the quality of care in the emergency department. The panel will also explore enhancements in primary care involvement in child abuse care with Extension for Community Health Outcomes (ECHO).Learn more
By the age of 65, it is estimated that 75% of physicians in low-risk specialties and 99% in high-risk specialties will have experienced a lawsuit. OB/GYNS are among the most likely to be sued among all physicians. Keeping pace with obstetrics patient safety science and risk mitigation strategies is challenging yet essential for promoting the best clinical outcomes.Learn more
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