Legal Issues Associated with Diving Fatalities: Panel Discussion.

Rubicon Research Repository/Manakin Repository

Legal Issues Associated with Diving Fatalities: Panel Discussion.

Show simple item record Concannon, DG en_US 2011-10-10T20:30:04Z 2011-10-10T20:30:04Z 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Concannon, DG. Legal Issues Associated with Diving Fatalities: Panel Discussion. IN: Vann RD, Lang MA, eds. Recreational Diving Fatalities. Proceedings of the Divers Alert Network 2010 April 8-10 Workshop. Durham, N.C.: Divers Alert Network, 2011. ISBN #978-0-615-54812-8. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-615-54812-8 en_US
dc.description Copyright © 2011 by Divers Alert Network, 6 West Colony Place Durham, NC 27705. This book is available for download at no cost as a PDF file from the Divers Alert Network website ( Opinions and data presented at the Conference and in these Proceedings are those of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Divers Alert Network. en_US
dc.description.abstract A panel of five attorneys — David G. Concannon, Stephen L. Hewitt, Francois Jaeck, Craig S. Jenni and Mark A. Hruska — discussed common legal issues associated with diving fatalities. The panel addressed the personal and financial costs associated with scuba diving fatalities, major factors leading to scuba fatality litigation, shortcomings of accident investigations and suggestions for improvement, how the lack of investigative information can be problematic in litigation, cooperation with first responders and medical examiners to facilitate effective incident investigation, the collection of data for research and education of the diving community, the impact of fatalities on liability insurance, changing legal standards in Europe, and methods for enhancing international training and diver education to reduce future fatalities. The panel discussed ways to improve information gathering, from the collection of evidence at an accident scene through the litigation process. A lack of solid information about the underlying causes of diving fatalities creates uncertainty, which leads to litigation, higher insurance premiums, massive costs and ultimately the continued loss of life. More and better data must be collected to determine exactly what is causing divers to die. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship US Naval Sea Systems Command; US Office of Naval Research, Divers Alert Network en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Divers Alert Network en_US
dc.subject diving en_US
dc.subject Fatality en_US
dc.subject legal en_US
dc.subject litigation en_US
dc.subject accident investigation en_US
dc.subject training en_US
dc.subject literature review en_US
dc.subject trigger en_US
dc.subject disabling agents en_US
dc.subject disabling injuries en_US
dc.subject data collection en_US
dc.subject method en_US
dc.title Legal Issues Associated with Diving Fatalities: Panel Discussion. en_US
dc.type Book en_US

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
DAN_Fatalities_5.pdf 723.8Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record


My Account