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  • Follow-Up Treatment for Children’s Concussions Frequently Lacking

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 15-Sep-2010

    As summarized in a recent Reuters Health article, over 100,000 children are treated each year in emergency rooms for concussions, many returning home afterwards without instructions for follow-up care. This new study (originally published in the Journal of Pediatrics) of ER records and outpatient visits from 2002-2006 by Dr. William P. Meehan III, director of the sports concussion clinic at ...
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  • Sulindac Caused Blindness, Scarring

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 9-Sep-2010

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and senior attorney The AP (9/9, Tuohy) reports, "A federal jury in New Hampshire has awarded $21 million to a woman blinded and scarred by a prescription drug she took for shoulder pain. Karen Bartlett, 51, of Plaistow suffered extreme burns to her skin, mucus membranes and eyes after taking the anti-inflammatory drug Sulindac." After ...
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  • Maryland Hospital Wrongly Denies Stent Problem

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 2-Sep-2010

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and senior attorney In a column in the Baltimore Sun (8/31), Jay Hancock writes that St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, MD, "deserves credit for shutting down Dr. Mark Midei last year when an internal review showed that he was implanting stents in numerous coronary arteries with ‘insignificant’ blockage." Now St. Joseph ...
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  • NHTSA Again Promotes “Over the limit. Under arrest.” Campaign

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 2-Sep-2010

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and senior partner Once again, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is promoting its annual national drunk driving enforcement during the final weeks of summer vacation in an effort to crack down on impaired driving and reduce highway fatalities. 2010 Impaired Driving National Enforcement Crackdown August 20 – September 6, ...
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  • Cosmetic Surgery Death Leads to $1.95 Million Jury Verdict

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 1-Sep-2010

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner A Virginia Beach jury recently awarded a $1.95 million verdict to the family of a woman who died of aspiration pneumonia following a cosmetic surgery known as the "mommy makeover" operation. According to the family’s lawyer, the surgeon in this case allowed the patient to go home an hour after completion of a breast lift and ...
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  • 2nd National Distracted Driving Summit On 9/21

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 1-Sep-2010

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and senior partner As you know from reading my blogs, I have been giving presentations for years to students throughout the Metro area about the dangers associated with driving while being distracted (through cell phone use, texting, drinking, loud music, rubber-necking, etc.). The Department of Transportation has announced that it will hold its ...
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