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  • Asthma Inhaler Not Bringing Relief? It May Be the Way You're Using It

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 19-May-2017

    With more allergens in the air, the spring and summer months can be difficult ones for asthma sufferers. Many asthma patients control their symptoms using a variety of inhalers, but often they still wind up in urgent care or emergency rooms because their inhalers aren’t producing the intended results. If a recent study reported in the Pharmaceutical Journal is correct, if your inhaler ...
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  • Is WMATA's SafeTrack Program Improving Safety?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 19-May-2017

    On April 27 th, reports of smoke shut down the Red Line along Farragut North and Judiciary Square. Emergency crews discovered an old rail fastener had created an electrical arc. This is one of a dozen DC Metro fire incidents this year. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) launched its SafeTrack program last summer to prevent these types of incidents from occurring. SafeTrack ...
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  • Prom Pledges and Other Safety Measures: Keeping Teens Safe on Prom Night

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 18-May-2017

    Prom season can be one of the most exciting times of year for high school juniors and seniors—and equally one of the most terrifying times of year for parents. Many teens anticipate that they or their peers will use alcohol or drugs on prom night. In addition, teens all too frequently get behind the wheel while impaired rather than call their parents for fear of getting in trouble. The ...
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  • How Can DC Car Owners Check for Defective Auto Parts Recalls?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 17-May-2017

    Last year, automakers recalled a record-breaking 53.2 million vehicles for safety defects. Auto defects are extremely dangerous and should be fixed as soon as recalls are announced. The following four steps can help you identify if your vehicle is under recall: Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website safercar.gov. Find your vehicle identification number ...
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  • Safety Tips for National Bike to Work Day May 19, 2017

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 16-May-2017

    On Friday, May 19, 2017, thousands of people will be hitting the roadways on their bicycles to participate in National Bike to Work Day, an initiative sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists to encourage people use bicycles to commute to work. Coordinators in the Washington D.C. region expect a tremendous crowd, and they’ve established over 85 pit stops for bicyclists to enjoy food, ...
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  • Is This New Hospital-Acquired Infection a Threat to US Hospitals?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 15-May-2017

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is alarmed over the spread of a treatment-resistant fungal infection in American hospitals. According to the CDC, more than 60 U.S. patients have been sickened by Candida auris (C. auris) , a drug-resistant fungus. There are reports of this hospital-acquired-infection in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Indiana, Massachusetts and Illinois. C. ...
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  • Is Your Vehicle Under Recall?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 15-May-2017

    Did you know an estimated 550,000 vehicles in Maryland are under recall? You can check if your vehicle is affected by a recall (within the past 15 years) by using NHTSA’s website, safercar.gov. Grab your vehicle identification number (VIN) from your insurance policy card or your vehicle and plug it into the website. https://youtu.be/uwjCyU91KMo
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  • Why Are Medical Malpractice Cases Being Hidden from the Public?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 12-May-2017

    So, how good is your surgeon’s record? It’s often the first thing you check into when you find out that you need surgery. However, state databases might not be giving you all the information you need to make the right choice when it comes to your surgeon. Why Is Your Doctor’s History So Important? D.C., Maryland, and Virginia all have websites where you can look up a ...
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  • Five Mistakes Made After a Car Accident

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 11-May-2017

    If you are injured in a car accident, seeking treatment is probably the first thing on your mind. You probably won’t consider the need or desire to seek compensation until later, once you have had time to digest the events that have occurred. As such, it’s easy to make a mistake that can impact your ability to recover compensation while still at the scene of the accident. Knowing about ...
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  • Did Smoke Put More DC Metro Riders in Danger?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 10-May-2017

    It was January in 2015 when the Yellow Line ground to a halt right after a train left L’Enfant Plaza. Smoke was collecting in the tunnel and before the train in the tunnel could reverse and get away, another train pulled into the stop. The train remained trapped in the tunnel for over 45 minutes, suffocating a passenger. Now, a new incident has people asking if new safety initiatives from ...
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  • RZL Celebrates its 20th Anniversay!

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 10-May-2017

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. It is hard to absorb this truth: 20 years ago my partners, Pat Regan, Victor Long, and I broke off from another law firm to create ours. My wife and I were newly married and we were expecting our first child when our firm opened its doors. That child is now a sophomore in college, and we have been blessed with three other wonderful ...
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  • Could a Maryland Condo Be the Epicenter of a Legionnaire's Outbreak?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 9-May-2017

    It was October 2015 when medical facilities in Ocean City received a string of patients with a rare and unusual disease. This disease is so uncommon, it only takes two cases before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will declare an outbreak, and there were four cases in Ocean City. How did such a rare disease suddenly infect four people, and is someone responsible for the victims ...
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  • How the World Health Organization Deals with Medication Errors

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 9-May-2017

    Medication errors happen probably more often than you think. In fact, according to the Food and Drug Administration, medication errors kill one person per day in the United States and injure more than 1.3 million people each year. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) began a new initiative to change this statistic for the better. According to a statement released March 29th, the WHO will ...
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  • Ford Recalls 230,000 Vehicles Because of Engine Fire Dangers: What You Need to Know

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 8-May-2017

    On March 29, Ford Motor Company raised concerns among consumers when it recalled 230,000 vehicles in March over the risk of engine fires. According to an official statement by Ford, the recall affects several models: 2014 Ford Escape 2014-15 Ford Fiesta ST 2013-14 Ford Fusion 2013-15 Ford Transit Connect In these vehicles, per the company’s account, a lack of coolant circulation can heat up ...
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  • Raw Milk Cheese from Vulto Creamery Results in Deaths from Listeria Outbreak

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 25-Apr-2017

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. Vulto Creamery recently announced a recall for all of the raw milk cheeses produced by its plant and suspended operations until the FDA's final Listeria inspection outcome and source are determined. Internal records indicated that the equipment and production plant received positive results for Listeria for 20 months prior to the ...
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