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  • Are Window Blind Cords Putting Your Child at Risk?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 15-Jan-2018

    A new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics has released statistics on how many children younger than 6 were injured or killed by window coverings between 1990 and 2015. According to the study, almost two children per day are injured by window blinds. Nearly one child on average is killed each month by these products. It has been known for decades that window blind cords are hazardous ...
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  • Woman Files Lawsuit After Transplanted Pancreas Gives Her Cancer

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 12-Jan-2018

    Thousands of organ transplantations are performed each year. Patients who undergo these operations receive new livers, kidneys, pancreas’, hearts or lungs. Individuals undergo transplant surgery with the expectation that the transplanted organs may save their lives or improve their health. They do not expect for these organs to give them cancer. A woman in California has filed a lawsuit ...
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  • Are You at Risk of Being Harmed by a Carbon Monoxide Leak?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 11-Jan-2018

    Millions of homes in the United States contain a deadly gas cannot be seen, smelled or heard. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) statistics estimate that carbon monoxide is responsible for more than 400 deaths and 50,000 emergency room visits each year. There are cases where negligence causes carbon monoxide poisoning. Circumstances that could cause negligent carbon monoxide poisoning include: ...
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  • Could Your 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Stall in Traffic?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 10-Jan-2018

    Chrysler 2017 Pacifica minivan owners are sending horrifying reports to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to the Center for Auto Safety (CFA), NHTSA has received more than 50 reports of these vehicles stalling. Pacifica owners affected by stalling claim they were unable to accelerate, deaccelerate or steer. In some of these cases, stalls occurred at speeds in ...
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  • Can a Medical Misdiagnosis Cause Death Hours Later?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 9-Jan-2018

    Diagnostic errors are the most common medical mistake in the US. These errors might result in little to no harm to patients. However, there are cases where a patient has a life-threatening condition that gets misdiagnosed with something less serious. For instance, a patient suffering from bacterial meningitis must receive an accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment to have chance at surviving. ...
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  • What is the Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 8-Jan-2018

    Personal injury attorneys may take cases involving birth defects or birth injuries. However, there are differences between these two terms. A birth defect is a physical, mental or biochemical abnormality. Birth defects can be hereditary or caused by environmental factors during pregnancy. Taking certain medications during pregnancy could cause birth defects. Birth injuries may refer to physical ...
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  • How Can I Prevent a House Fire During the Winter?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 5-Jan-2018

    A recent apartment fire in the Bronx killed 12 people, including four children. According to New York City officials, a 3-year-old boy started the fire by playing with burners on the kitchen stove. Officials said it was New York City’s deadliest fire in 25 years. Apartment fires like this one are commonplace, especially during the winter. Another fire in Aspen Hill, Maryland, caused 60 ...
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  • Recall Safety Part 2: How Can I Check for Recalled Children's Products?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 4-Jan-2018

    Each year, thousands of consumer products are recalled in the US. Some of these recalls include products that were made for children. Several recalls are currently underway for children’s pajama products that were sold in the US. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), certain pajama products sold by One Stop Shop and Woolino do not meet federal flammability safety ...
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  • NHTSA Launches Investigation in 2015 Recall Over Volkswagen Airbag Failures

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 3-Jan-2018

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation into 415,825 Volkswagen vehicles sold in the US. According to NHTSA, these vehicles may contain a defect that could keep the driver’s side airbags from deploying during a collision with sufficient force. NHTSA said that debris can pile up in the steering wheel hub and contaminate the clock spring. Power ...
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  • What are Black Box Warnings?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 2-Jan-2018

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) occasionally requires a “black box warning” for a prescription drug or medical device. These are the most serious warnings required for FDA-approved products. If the FDA has determined a product has a risk of serious injury or death, it may require its manufacturer to include a black box warning on the labeling. A black box warning will summarize ...
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  • Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Hospitals: How Real Is the Threat?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 29-Dec-2017

    The warnings seem to grow more intense year upon year: The transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (commonly called “superbugs”) is threatening more hospital patients than ever before. People who come in for treatment for one ailment often wind up facing a completely different and very serious health issue: An infection that antibiotics can’t neutralize, contracted while ...
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  • Looking for a Sober Ride Home on New Year's Eve?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 29-Dec-2017

    New Year’s Eve is notorious for having an increased number of drunk driving accidents. Millions of people drink alcoholic beverages on this holiday, but not everyone finds a sober ride home. If you plan to drink on New Year’s Eve, then it is crucial to plan how you are going to get home ahead of time. Your options for a sober ride home on New Year’s Eve in Washington, D.C. ...
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  • Are Statins Being Overprescribed? (Part 2)

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 28-Dec-2017

    In recent years, doctors have become more liberal in prescribing drugs known as “statins” to patients with elevated blood pressure and/or cholesterol, even if they have had no history of heart attack, on the pretense that statins can greatly reduce the risk of a heart attack. We’ve discussed the fact that when the makers of Lipitor claim it can reduce the risk of heart attack by ...
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  • Uber, Lyft and Rideshare Safety: What You Need to Know

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 28-Dec-2017

    Rideshare apps like Uber, Lyft and others have exploded in popularity in recent years. Procuring a ride is easy to do, easier to pay for and often cheaper than hiring a cab. However, the question remains: Are you truly safe riding with an Uber or Lyft driver? Here’s what you need to know before getting in the car. Driver Experience and Qualifications Qualifying to drive with Uber or Lyft is ...
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  • Problems with FDA Drug Approval Process: Resources for Study

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 28-Dec-2017

    A significant number of medical errors occur due to issues with prescription drugs, including dosage errors, drug allergies, misdiagnoses and in some cases, drugs that probably shouldn’t have been put on the market in the first place. The FDA approves between 50 and 60 new drugs each year, but critics suggest the approval process itself is riddled with inconsistencies. If this issue hits ...
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