Blog Posts in May, 2014

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  • White House Summit on Sport Concussions

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 29-May-2014

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner As I posted in a previous blog article, sports-related concussions became a high-profile issue when the NFL and former football players reached an agreement for an $765 million settlement. However, Federal Judge Anita Brody has not yet granted the preliminary approval, writing, “I am primarily concerned that not all retired NFL ...
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  • Pocket Bikes Are NOT Real Vehicles Nor Are They Street-Legal

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 27-May-2014

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Miniature motorcycles, also referred to as pocket bikes, mini bikes or mini motos, are growing in popularity among children, teens and even some adults. They are frequently marketed as toys and are considered the exciting new joy-ride. These little bikes only sit about 16 to 20 inches high and are powered by a lawnmower type engine, but ...
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  • GM Provides Ignition Recall Safety Information Website

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 23-May-2014

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner After the General Motors faulty ignition switch recall and subsequent investigations by the Department of Justice, National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, and U.S. Senate’s Consumer Protection Subcommittee, I followed these events and blogged about consumer concerns ...
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  • Could 12 Million People Be Really Misdiagnosed Every Single Year?

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 19-May-2014

    A very alarming new study puts DC medical malpractice cases -- and indeed, the entire issue of malpractice — in a disturbing new light. Researchers at Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, publishing in BMJ’s Quality and Safety Journal, suggest that one out of 20 Americans every year gets misdiagnosed by a physician. That means that doctors misdiagnose 12 million Americans every ...
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  • 4 Troubling Questions about the GM Defective Ignition Switch Debacle

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 13-May-2014

    In 2009, the U.S. Treasury committed $51 billion to resuscitate General Motors (GM). Many auto industry advocates may be ruing that decision, given GM’s recent behavior before Congress. Just to recap: a faulty ignition switch – that’s been used in millions of GM vehicles for years – is being blamed for at least 13 deaths (possibly many more). Both the GM and the NHTSA acted ...
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  • The Data Are in: National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) Publishes Info on Medical Malpractice Payouts

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 12-May-2014

    Every year, the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) creates a compilation of data about medical malpractice payouts in the United States. These data can be helpful, because they can help identify trends in medmal, state-to-state, and effectively “take the temperature” of how the country feels about the industry and about tort reform. Surprisingly, the report found that 93% of all ...
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  • Claire McCaskill and Congress Lash Out at GM (and the NHTSA) Over Ignition Switch Recall Fiasco

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 12-May-2014

    The GM ignition switch recall imbroglio has set off a rancorous debate in Congress and in the business world. Consumer advocates are not only furious at General Motors; they are also quite angry with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). So what’s the current status of the GM recall? Why are so many observers of the situation so up in arms? General Motors’ ...
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