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  • Stork Craft Drop-Side Cribs Recalled, Dangerous

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 24-Nov-2009

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire CNNMoney.com reports that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently recalled 2.1 million cribs, citing defective hardware that can cause children to suffocate. The federal agency "said parents should immediately stop using Stork Craft drop-side cribs, which are made by Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc., of British Columbia, Canada," ...
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  • “Bobby Chupete” Pacifiers Recalled, Choking Hazard

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 19-Nov-2009

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire The website of KSL-TV of Salt Lake City reports that more than 640,000 pacifiers have been recalled because they pose potentially fatal choking hazards. According to the report, "The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on Wednesday a voluntary recall of 641,000 ‘Bobby Chupete’ pacifiers." The government "says there is ...
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  • Jury Awards Fair Compensation to Woman Struck By Bus

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 19-Nov-2009

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire A Virginia jury just recently awarded $8 million in damages to a woman who suffered severe injuries as a result of being struck by a bus owned by the GRTC Transit System. The plaintiff now suffered significant chronic pain as a consequence of serious injuries to her spine and shoulder, as well multiple fractures to her hip and pelvis. Although the jury ...
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  • Task Force Study Regarding Effectiveness of Mammograms Sparks Political Debate

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 18-Nov-2009

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire A recent federal task force’s study that discourages routine mammograms for most women below the age of 50 has sparked a major political debate. As a Washington Post article puts it, "The findings underscore a decades-long debate in the medical community about the benefits and risks of routine breast cancer screening for younger women." In ...
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  • Texting While Driving Reaches Frightening Level

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 17-Nov-2009

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire Teens and their parents are texting fanatics. That’s what a recent study shows. And it’s getting worse. A report by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project indicates that one out of four (25%) of American cellphone-owning teens ages 16 to 17 text while driving, and "almost half of Americans ages 12 to 17 say ...
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  • Drug Warning: Vials of Genzyme Drugs Potentially Contaminated

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

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire The New York Times reported that according to the US Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ), "Vials of five different Genzyme drugs for rare diseases may be contaminated with tiny particles of steel, rubber or fiber that could potentially harm patients." However, "the FDA and Genzyme said that there had been no reports of patients being harmed ...
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  • Federal Task Force Challenges Uefulness of Mammograms, Sparks Intense Debate

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

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire As reported in the Washington Post, a federal task force has concluded, "Women in their 40s should stop routinely getting annual mammograms, and older women should cut back to one scheduled exam every other year." The report notes that higher than "182,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the United States, and the disease ...
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  • Toyota Will Change Accelerators to Avoid Jamming

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

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire Marketwatch recently reported that " Toyota Motor Corp. will make changes to gas pedals in certain U.S. models under an agreement with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to a published report, in response to accidents blamed on the accelerators getting stuck to the floor mats." Nevertheless, Toyota "still ...
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