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  • Study Suggests Hormone Therapy Increases Risk of Ovarian Cancer

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 16-Jul-2009

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire According to a recent Danish study, women who undergo hormone replacement therapy after menopause are at a meaningfully higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. A Reuters report states that the study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, comments that women who took hormone replacements were 38 percent more likely to develop ovarian ...
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  • Bayer Sued Over Its Oral Contraceptive–Yaz

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 14-Jul-2009

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire Bayer reached an agreement with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2008, forcing the company to pay for a $20 million ad campaign to correct the company’s history of overstating the benefits of its oral contraceptive–Yaz–and downplaying its risks. The FDA determined that Yaz carries additional risks as compared to other ...
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  • Metro System Needs Safety Backup

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 14-Jul-2009

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire The National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) investigation of last month’s deadly Metro crash prompted the board to conclude that WMATA’s electrical system is insufficient. The Board has "urged the transit agency to add a real-time, continuous backup that would alert train operators to potential problems and stop trains when ...
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  • FDA Needs to Be More Strict With Bottled Water

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 9-Jul-2009

    Posted by: Salvatore Zambri, Esquire Congressional hearings took place yesterday that were focused on multiple reports that found that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates tap-water more carefully than the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does bottled water. According to the Wall Street Journal (7/9, Zhang), "The Food and Drug Administration, which oversees the $11.2 ...
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  • Surgery Technician Exposes Thousands of Patients to Hep-C

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 8-Jul-2009

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire According to a Colorado Springs Gazette report, and other reports, a surgery technician, who worked at Rose Medical Center in Denver and Audubon Ambulatory Surgery Center in Colorado Springs, gave patients dirty syringes filled with saline solution and stole clean ones filled with Fentanyl to feed her drug addiction. Fentanyl is a morphine-based drug that is ...
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  • Chiropractic Malpractice Can Result in Strokes

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 4-Jul-2009

    By Catherine Bertram, partner Each year in the U.S., 22 million patients are treated by Doctors of Chiropractic,more commonly called chiropractors, or "chiropractic physicians" in some states. It is estimated that there are 52,000 chiropractors currently performing such treatment. The average chiropractor in private practice performs as many as 50-100 manual vertebral manipulations a ...
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  • WMATA Officials Speak Out About Metro System Failure

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 2-Jul-2009

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire Five days before last week’s deadly Metro crash, Metro employees replaced a component of the rail system known as a Wee-Z bond, a device that keeps trains at a safe distance apart, said WMATA’s Rail Chief, Dave Kubicek. Yesterday, transit officials confirmed that the device malfunctioned, and no one at Metro detected the problem, according to a ...
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  • July 4th: Common Sense Fireworks Safety Guidelines

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 1-Jul-2009

    Everyone associates the July 4th holiday with fireworks. All too often, it also is associated with injuries. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) , approximately 9800 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for fireworks-related accidents in 2007. The following recommendations from CPSC offer common sense safety guidelines: "Do not allow young children to play ...
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  • Metro Accident Cases Filed

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 1-Jul-2009

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire As you may have heard, lawyers have already filed lawsuits stemming from the recent tragic crash involving two Metro-trains on the red-line. My firm represents injured victims and their families, but we have not yet filed suit for several reasons. For one, the Nation’s capital is in mourning still. Some time should pass before litigation begins. ...
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  • Metro System Repairs Days Before Crash Were Inadequate

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 1-Jul-2009

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire Lena Sun and Lyndsey Layton of the Washington Post reported today that federal investigators confirmed that WMATA personnel attempted to replace a component of the signaling system of the tracks only five days before last week’s tragic collision. According to the report, federal investigators commented that following the attempted repair work, ...
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  • Trucks Are Dangerous: Act Now to Prevent Size and Weight Increases

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 1-Jul-2009

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire Trucks account for only 3% of the vehicles on our roadways, yet they are involved in 12 percent of all crash fatalities. According to a Public Citizen report, "Every year, about 5,000 people die and over 100,000 people are injured in large truck crashes." Congress is now considering taking action–action that is long overdue. Specifically, ...
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